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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt ** (2009, Jesse Metcalfe, Amber Tamblyn, Michael Douglas) – Classic Movie Review 6101

Writer-director Peter Hyams’s 2009 crime thriller is a reasonable, if unremarkable, remake of Fritz Lang’s cultish vintage 1956 film noir Beyond a Reasonable Doubt. This time Jesse Metcalfe (John Tucker Must Die) stars as frustrated TV reporter […]

Oct, 17

The Girl Who Played with Fire [Flickan som lekte med elden] *** (2009, Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Lena Endre) – Classic Movie Review 6098

The second part of the Swedish-language thriller based on Stieg Larsson’s novels about the disgraced financial campaigning journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) and the troubled, tattooed young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) picks up immediately where part […]

Oct, 17

A Few Good Men **** (1992, Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Pollak, J T Walsh) – Classic Movie Review 6072

Director Rob Reiner’s 1992 courtroom thriller stars Tom Cruise as Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee, an untried US Navy lawyer who links up with Lieutenant Commander JoAnne Galloway (Demi Moore) to defend two US Marines accused of a […]

Oct, 10

North West Mounted Police *** (1940, Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard, Preston Foster, Robert Preston, George Bancroft) – Classic Movie Review 6071

The Paramount Pictures studio was rewarded with a hit when it paid for a top cast and Technicolor for producer-director Cecil B DeMille’s somewhat mundane, but well and busily plotted 1940 action adventure about the […]

Oct, 10

Blue Steel ** (1989, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Silver, Clancy Brown, Elizabeth Peña, Louise Fletcher, Philip Bosco, Kevin Dunn, Richard Jenkins) – Classic Movie Review 6040

Jamie Lee Curtis gives one of her most captivating performances as a tough rookie cop in co-writer/ director Kathryn Bigelow’s powerful 1989 action crime thriller. NYPD officer Megan Turner (Curtis) falls in love with the […]

Sep, 24

Wind River **** (2017, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olson, Gil Birmingham, Graham Greene) – Movie Review

Ironically, though it was a sweaty evening at the cinema with the aircon not working, this 2017 crime drama, mystery movie is ultra-chilly in every way. Shot in snowy landscapes, it is very cold, bleak, intense and […]

Sep, 09

The Limehouse Golem **** (2016, Bill Nighy, Douglas Booth, Olivia Cooke, Daniel Mays, Eddie Marsan, Sam Reid) – Movie Review

National treasure Bill Nighy is excellent as London copper John Kildare doggedly on the trail of a Victorian Limehouse serial killer. He involves himself in the fate of Lizzie Cree (Olivia Cooke), who is about to be hanged […]

Aug, 31

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