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The Angelic Conversation ***½ (1985, Paul Reynolds, Phillip Williamson, voice of Judi Dench) – Classic Movie Review 6398

Derek Jarman’s haunting 1985 experimental film is his interpretation of 14 William Shakespeare sonnets, eloquently read by Judi Dench, as the images show a young man seeking the man of his heart’s desire. Jarman chooses […]

Dec, 12

Marius ***** (1931, Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Fernand Charpin, Orane Demazis, Alida Rouffé) – Classic Movie Review 6395

Marius is directed by the Hungarian film-maker Alexander Korda in 1931 during his stay in Paris before coming over to fly the flag for the British film industry as the founder of London Films and […]

Dec, 11

Blaze *** (1989, Paul Newman, Lolita Davidovich, Jerry Hardin, Gailard Sartain) – Classic Movie Review 6369

Writer-director Ron Shelton’s 1989 biographical drama stars Paul Newman as Earl Long, the stubborn and eccentric 1950s governor of Louisiana who brings his stripper girlfriend Blaze Starr (Lolita Davidovich) on to the hustings with him […]

Dec, 07

Goodbye, Mr Chips ***½ (1969, Peter O’Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave, Michael Bryant, Alison Leggatt, George Baker, Jack Hedley, Siân Phillips) –  Classic Movie Review 6338

Director Herbert Ross’s expensive ($9 million) big-scale musical version of the famous 1939 Robert Donat weepie was a dangerously risky idea in the radical days of 1969 and it duly flopped despite the MGM fanfare […]

Dec, 01

Le Amiche [The Girl Friends] **** (1955, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Valentina Cortese, Yvonne Furneaux, Gabriele Ferzetti) – Classic Movie Review 6281

This early Michelangelo Antonioni 1955 Italian film is a highly successful, clever adaptation of a Cesare Pavese story (Tra Donne Sole) about the relationships between a young cosmopolitan fashion designer Clelia (Eleonora Rossi Drago) and […]

Nov, 21

Lola Montès **** (1955, Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook) – Classic Movie Review 6190

Director Max Ophüls creates one of his most poignant works in this 1955 film fantasia on the life of the celebrated Irish dancer, courtesan and femme fatale Lola Montès (1821–1861). As Lola, Martine Carol provides […]

Nov, 05

Lili Marleen *** (1981, Hanna Schygulla, Giancarlo Giannini, Mel Ferrer) – Classic Movie Review 6186

Co-writer/ director Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s intriguing and stylish looking 1981 German film surprisingly overflows with sentiment and self-importance, and lacks the satiric bite and critical awareness of his best work. However, in other ways it […]

Nov, 04


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