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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

Another You ** (1991, Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Mercedes Ruehl) – Classic Movie Review 4825

Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor were one of the best double acts in the movies, so director Maurice Phillips’s 1991 laughter-raiser is valuable for them, for its decent comedy setup and for some funny lines […]

Dec, 30

Melinda and Melinda *** (2004, Will Ferrell, Vinessa Shaw, Radha Mitchell, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloë Sevigny, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Wallace Shawn, Zak Orth, Amanda Peet) – Classic Movie Review 4355

Writer-director Woody Allen’s witty 2004 movie has writers arguing at dinner how they would tell a tale. So sad divorcée Melinda (Radha Mitchell) gatecrashes a party, and then the yarn is played for serious and also […]

Sep, 13

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