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Les Parents Terribles [The Storm Within] ***** (1948, Jean Marais Josette Day Yvonne de Bray) – Classic Movie Review 5831

Writer-director Jean Cocteau’s spirited, theatrical, steamy 1948 French film of his own 1938 stage play about a Paris family driven crazy by the overpowering love of the mother Yvonne aka ‘Sophie’ (Yvonne de Bray) for […]

Jul, 30

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 Marrying Kind **** (1952, Judy Holliday, Aldo Ray, Madge Kennedy) – Classic Movie Review 5701

Director George Cukor’s 1952 Columbia Pictures black and white movie is an engaging bitter-sweet comedy, with laughs and serious undertones, about the marriage breakup of married couple Florence ‘Florrie’ and Chet Keefer (Judy Holliday and […]

Jul, 03

After the Storm [Umi yori mo mada fukaku] **** (2016, Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, Satomi Kobayashi) – Movie Review

Writer-director Hirokazu Koreeda’s sweet and tender Japanese slice-of-life family relationships drama is a quiet, subtle little gem, slow burning, smouldering, but brightly burning. Gentle, kind, wise and forgiving, this effortlessly achieved humanist film gains its power […]

Jun, 29

Gifted ***½ (2017, Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate) – Movie Review

Mmm, nice, we get the sweet and soft side of Captain America (that would be Chris Evans) in this gentle and appealing heart-tugger, neatly handled by director Marc Webb and tastily written by writer and Tom Flynn. […]

Jun, 24

Tender Mercies **** (1983, Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Wilford Brimley, Ellen Barkin) – Classic Movie Review 5399

Director Bruce Beresford’s rousing 1983 drama swept Robert Duvall to a Best Actor Oscar and Horton Foote to a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award. Duvall is superb as the alcoholic, once-famous country singer songwriter Mac […]

May, 05

Prime *** (2005, Uma Thurman, Bryan Greenberg, Meryl Streep) – Classic Movie Review 4523

Uma Thurman stars as a New York City divorcée who falls for a young painter (Bryan Greenberg) who is 14 years her junior. But, hey, that is no problem at all compared to the fact […]

Oct, 24


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