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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn **** (1945, Peggy Ann Garner, James Dunn, Dorothy McGuire Joan Blondell, Lloyd Nolan, Ted Donaldson, James Gleason) – Classic Movie Review 5813

Director Elia Kazan’s warm, meticulous, fully-realised and believable 1945 movie re-creation of life in working-class Brooklyn in the early 1900s before World War One is based on Betty Smith’s novel. It centres on one Irish […]

Jul, 25

The Comedians **** (1967, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Alec Guinness, Peter Ustinov, James Earl Jones, Roscoe Lee Browne, Cicely Tyson) – Classic Movie Review 5387

Producer-director Peter Glenville’s 1967 offering is a fairly distinguished and reasonably exciting film of Graham Greene’s great novel about politics and conscience in the despotic Papa Doc Duvalier’s turbulent and violent Haiti. It is notable […]

May, 03

Trading Places ***** (1983, Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Denholm Elliott, Jamie Lee Curtis) – Movie Review 5340

Director John Landis’s 1983 delightful movie is a wonderful old-style comedy with rousing star-making performances from Dan Aykroyd as Louis Winthorpe III, a rich, snobbish, well-bred American investor executive and Eddie Murphy as a poor, […]

Apr, 23

Coal Miner’s Daughter **** (1980, Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Jennifer Beasley, Jessica Beasley, Phyllis Boyens, Beverly D’Angelo) – Classic Movie Review 5180

Director Michael Apted’s sterling 1980 biopic stars Sissy Spacek, who won the 1981 Best Actress Oscar and the Golden Globe for her role as backwoods girl Loretta Lynn, who becomes a legendary country-singing star. With […]

Mar, 20

Life Stinks *** (1991, Mel Brooks, Lesley Ann Warren, Jeffrey Tambor, Stuart Pankin) – Classic Movie Review 3028

Mel Brooks plays a billionaire who takes a bet with a rival property developer that he can’t live as a penniless tramp on the streets of LA for a month. It turns out to be […]

Nov, 02

L’Argent de Poche [Small Change] **** (1976, Georges Desmouceaux, Philippe Goldmann, Nicole Félix) – Classic Movie Review 3018

Director François Truffaut’s 1976 hymn to the joys of youth is a series of charming anecdotes about a group of provincial French schoolboys, their teachers and parents in the town of Thiers in the summer of […]

Oct, 30

The Lady in the Van ***½ (2015, Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam, Deborah Findlay, Frances de la Tour, David Calder, Gwen Taylor, Jim Broadbent) – Movie Review

Maggie Smith is brilliant, of course, re-creating her stage role as Miss Shepherd, the transient derelict lady who parks up her van in playwright Alan Bennett’s Camden front drive for 15 years. It’s based on a more […]

Oct, 15


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