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Innocents in Paris *** (1953, Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford, Jimmy Edwards, Claire Bloom, Peter Illing, Gaby Bruyère, James Copeland, Ronald Shiner, Claude Dauphin, Laurence Harvey) – Classic Movie Review 6571

A great vintage cast of seven British actors play assorted characters who catch the plane from London and spend a weekend in Paris. There they experience amorous and other adventures and kick up a few mild […]

Jan, 16

The Dinner **** (2017, Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall, Charlie Plummer, Chloë Sevigny) – Movie Review

Guess who’s coming to dinner? Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan and Rebecca Hall are. And it all because their teenage sons, Charlie Plummer, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick and Miles J Harvey, have got into quite a spot of bother. Coogan […]

Dec, 08

The Glass Castle ** (2017, Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts) – Movie Review

Co-writer/ director Destin Daniel Cretton’s serious-minded 2017 film is an interesting and conscientious but unconvincingly staged coming-of-age true-life memoir, with neither Brie Larson nor Naomi Watts seen at their best. Woody Harrelson (wearing a dodgy-looking wig) […]

Oct, 02

Nikita [La Femme Nikita] **** (1990, Anne Parillaud, Jean-Hughes Anglade, Tchéky Karyo, Jeanne Moreau, Jean Reno) – Classic Movie Review 6028

Anne Parillaud stars as the 20-year-old convicted dropout punkette Nikita, who thinks nothing of killing to get drugs, in writer-producer-director Luc Besson’s dark and trendy 1990 French neo noir thriller. It was a big hit […]

Sep, 15

Date Night ** (2010, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg) – Classic Movie Review 5529

It’s time we had a really good comedy thriller again – it’s just this isn’t it. Likeable Steve Carell and Tina Fey have the right funny stuff as Phil and Claire Foster, an over-busy New […]

Jun, 01

Carrie **** (1952, Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins, Eddie Albert, Basil Ruysdael, Ray Teal, Barry Kelley) – Classic Movie Review 5096

Producer-director William Wyler’s capable, weepie film of Theodore Dreiser’s novel Sister Carrie boasts one of Laurence Olivier’s most distinguished performances as George Hurstwood, the restaurateur who leaves his wife Julie (Miriam Hopkins) for farm girl […]

Mar, 04

The Founder **** (2016, Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Laura Dern, Linda Cardellini) – Movie Review

The Founder starts as an advert for McDonald’s fast food and the disposable, ambitious, cheery, patriotic American way. But then, just when you think you are paying to see and advert, it turns quite dark […]

Feb, 24


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