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Titus *** (1999, Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Matthew Rhys, Alan Cumming, Colm Feore) – Classic Movie Review 5264

Writer/ producer/ director Julie Taymor’s 1999 film stars a commanding Anthony Hopkins, as the Roman general Titus, generously pays his dues to the Bard in this strak, sterling, gory effort at a movie version of […]

Apr, 08

Presenting Lily Mars *** (1943, Judy Garland, Van Heflin, Fay Bainter, Richard Carlson, Marta Eggerth, Spring Byington, Bob Crosby, Tommy Dorsey) – Classic Movie Review 5182

Director Norman Taurog’s 1943 musical comes with the kudos of presenting Judy Garland, aged 19, in a cute and amiable small-time MGM show with an attempt at extra added class, which only proves a few […]

Mar, 20

Richard III ****½ (1955, Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Claire Bloom, Stanley Baker, Alec Clunes, Pamela Brown, Michael Gough) – Classic Movie Review 3646

Laurence Olivier’s 1955 film triumph is his third William Shakespeare adaptation as star and director, following Henry V (1944) and Hamlet (1948). There were three 1956 Bafta wins – for Best British Actor, Best British Film and Best Film […]

May, 02

Girl Crazy **** (1943, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Gil Stratton) – Classic Movie Review 3607

Mickey Rooney stars as a rich party boy called Danny Churchill Jr, who gets packed off by his dad (Henry O’Neill) to an all-male college way out West to stop him being girl crazy. But, once there, […]

Apr, 24

The Curse of the Cat People **** (1944, Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph, Ann Carter) – Classic Movie Review 2762

Co-writer/producer Val Lewton’s 1944 sequel to his 1943 Cat People is an eerie, melodramatic, film noir horror fantasy about a lonely child called Amy Reed (Ann Carter, aged six). She gets tangled up with an imaginary world inhabited […]

Jul, 31

Washington Square **** (1996, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Albert Finney, Ben Chaplin, Maggie Smith) – Classic Movie Review 2447

Director Agnieska Holland’s plush, riveting and indeed quite splendid 1996 remake of Henry James’s novel is a worthy remake of The Heiress (1949), set in 19th century New York. Jennifer Jason Leigh is excellent as […]

May, 02

Sudden Fear **** (1952, Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame, Bruce Bennett) – Classic Movie Review 2088

Joan Crawford commands the screen forcefully in this twisty and stylish 1952 cat-and-mouse film noir thriller as Myra Hudson, a rich middle-aged playwright who vetoes ambitious actor Lester Blaine (Jack Palance) as the lead in her new […]

Jan, 18


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