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Apollo 13 ***** (1995, Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Ed Harris, Kathleen Quinlan, Gary Sinise) – Classic Movie Review 286

‘Houston, we have a problem.’ Based on the true story of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission to the Moon, director Ron Howard’s triumphant, deservedly popular movie won two Oscars, but disappointingly only for Best Film […]

Oct, 12

Milk ***** (2008, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, James Franco) – Classic Movie Review 538

‘All men are created equal. No matter how hard you try, you can never erase those words. That is what America is.’ – Harvey Milk. Virtually unrecognisable and immersing himself totally in a character far from […]

Sep, 19

Bram Stoker’s Dracula **** (1992, Gary Oldman, Keanu Reeves) – Classic Movie Review 244

Francis Coppola’s beautifully produced 1992 version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel is luxurious, sensual and richly enjoyable, though it has many faults and maybe we expected a greater movie from this greatest of all directors. […]

Sep, 16

Hud ***** (1963, Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon De Wilde) – Classic Movie Review 230

‘I always say the law was meant to be interpreted in a lenient manner.’ – Hud Bannon. Director Martin Ritt’s 1963 portrait of a 60s Texan farming family is an elegiac modern Western and a […]

Sep, 07

Oklahoma! ***** (1955, Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Gloria Grahame, Rod Steiger, Gene Nelson) – Classic Movie Review 207

Director Fred Zinnemann’s 1955 evergreen classic musical is the absolutely glorious, definitive movie of the 1943 Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II hit show, imaginatively filmed by cinematographer Robert Surtees in Todd-AO widescreen and Technicolor […]

Aug, 31

Cabaret ***** (1972, Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey, Helmut Griem, Marisa Berenson, Fritz Wepper) – Classic Movie Review 206

Fred Ebb and John Kander’s beguiling adult musical, with its score enhanced by new songs, especially Money Makes the World Go Around and Maybe This Time, shows the way to turn a great Broadway show […]

Aug, 31

Annie Hall ***** (1977, Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts) – Classic Movie Review 196

‘That was the most fun I’ve ever had without laughing.’ No doubt about it, this 1977 report on romance in the 70s and New Yorkers’ inability to enjoy pleasure, is the quintessential Woody Allen movie, […]

Aug, 27


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