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Terrible Joe Moran *** (1984, James Cagney, Art Carney, Ellen Barkin, Peter Gallagher) – Classic Movie Review 5940

Director Joseph Sargent’s 1984 drama stars James Cagney in his final film and sole TV film. Infirm and at the age of 84, he gives a likeable performance as Joe Moran, a retired, disabled, wheelchair-using […]

Aug, 19

True Confessions **** (1981, Robert Duvall, Robert De Niro, Charles Durning) – Classic Movie Review 5811

Director Ulu Grosbard’s fully-fleshed-out, stimulating and intelligent 1981 thriller is adapted from John Gregory Dunne’s novel about a Forties detective bent on solving the brutal murder case of a young prostitute, in a trail that […]

Jul, 25

Only the Lonely *** (1991, John Candy, Maureen O’Hara, Ally Sheedy) – Classic Movie Review 5773

Writer-director Chris Columbus’s 1991 comedy stars John Candy as timid middle-aged Chicago cop Billy Muldoon who wants to throw off his nagging old bat of a domineering Irish mother (Maureen O’Hara) and marry nice Polish-Italian […]

Jul, 16

The Last Hurrah **** (1958, Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianne Foster, John Carradine, Basil Rathbone, Pat O’Brien) – Classic Movie Review 3388

Director John Ford’s well-staged, effectively acted and involving if rather cosy and cuddly 1958 political drama is the second of his three distinguished films with young star Jeffrey Hunter, following The Searchers (1956) and preceding […]

Feb, 20

She’s the One *** (1996, Edward Burns, Mike McGlone, Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, John Mahoney) – Classic Movie Review 1608

‘A film about love, marriage, happiness…and the little distractions in between.’ Sounds frightful, doesn’t it? But don’t let the poster put you off. Writer-director Edward Burns, maker of the 1995 indie hit The Brothers McMullen, […]

Aug, 30

Long Day’s Journey into Night **** (1962, Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Dean Stockwell, Jason Robards Jnr) – Classic Movie Review 1219

A marvellous cast brings Eugene O’Neill’s classic play about a dysfunctional family in 1912 Connecticut to vibrant life. Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Dean Stockwell and Jason Robards Jnr are magnificent, making the drama explosive on […]

May, 16


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