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Three Coins in the Fountain *** (1954, Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Maggie McNamara, Rossano Brazzi) – Classic Movie Review 6697

Director Jean Negulesco knows how to make this double Oscar-winning 1954 romantic drama sweet and sentimental, and that is fine, but fortunately Clifton Webb and Dorothy McGuire are also able to inject a bit of […]

Feb, 16

Three Comrades **** (1938, Robert Taylor, Margaret Sullavan, Franchot Tone, Robert Young) – Classic Movie Review 6695

F Scott Fitzgerald gains his only scriptwriter credit during his stay at MGM (though he also worked on A Yank at Oxford and The Women) for his adaptation (along with Edward E Paramore Jr) of […]

Feb, 15

Reality Bites *** (1994, Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, John Mahoney, Steve Zahn) – Classic Movie Review 6661

Director Ben Stiller’s 1994 directorial debut Reality Bites is a genial, youth-oriented romantic comedy drama that is pleasant and entertaining even if it is written with perhaps not quite enough reality or bite. Winona Ryder […]

Feb, 08

Edward II **** (1991, Steven Waddington, Kevin Collins, Tilda Swinton, Nigel Terry, Andrew Tiernan, John Lynch, Dudley Sutton, Annie Lennox) – Classic Movie Review 6497

Director Derek Jarman’s 1991 film version of Christopher Marlowe’s 16th-century Elizabethan play about the outrageous gay English King Edward II is a lively, imaginative and often moving piece of work. It brings the revered antique play […]

Dec, 30

Kings of the Sun ** (1963, Yul Brynner, George Chakiris, Shirley Anne Field) – Classic Movie Review 6472

Unfortunately, Elliott Arnold and James R Webb’s screenplay stretches credibility to the hilt and beyond in director J Lee Thompson’s elaborate 1963 historical drama about the ancient Mayan civilisation, in which Yul Brynner strikes beefcake poses […]

Dec, 26

The Yellow Rolls-Royce *** (1964, Rex Harrison Jeanne Moreau, Shirley MacLaine, George C Scott, Alain Delon, Ingrid Bergman, Omar Sharif) – Classic Movie Review 6471

Director Anthony Asquith’s super-sleek, plush, purring but featherweight 1964 portmanteau movie (anthology film) follows the fortunes of three different owners of this Phantom II yellow Rolls-Royce from the Twenties to the Forties. The movie’s main […]

Dec, 25

Murphy’s Romance **** (1985, Sally Field, James Garner, Brian Kerwin, Corey Haim) – Classic Movie Review 6457

Director Martin Ritt’s 1985 romance finally provides a great role for James Garner as Murphy, a crusty, widowed chemist who gradually falls for another of life’s waifs and strays – younger divorced mother Emma Moriarity (Sally […]

Dec, 23

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