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Night Moves ***½ (1975, Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Edward Binns) – Classic Movie Review 6020

Director Arthur Penn’s dark-toned and unusually complex 1975 psychological thriller stars Gene Hackman as Los Angeles private detective Harry Moseby, who tracks a former Hollywood actress’s runaway teenage daughter (played by a very young Melanie […]

Sep, 13

The White Sheikh [Lo Sceicco Bianco] **** (1952, Alberto Sordi, Brunella Bovo, Leopoldo Trieste, Giulietta Masina) – Classic Movie Review 5510

This early Federico Fellini 1952 movie, his first as writer and sole director (after jointly filming 1951’s Lights of Variety), is an extremely eye-catching and highly diverting triumph. It focuses on a Rome honeymooning couple, Wanda […]

May, 27

Bad Company **** (1972, Jeff Bridges, Barry Brown, Jim Davis, David Huddleston, John Savage, Jerry Houser, Geoffrey Lewis, Ed Lauter) – Classic Movie Review 4160

The young, just 22-year-old Jeff Bridges turns in a particularly magnetic performance as Jake Rumsey, an amoral but god-fearing Ohio hick dodging the Civil War draft, who arrives in Jefferson City, where he teams up […]

Aug, 12

Psych-Out *** (1968, Susan Strasberg, Dean Stockwell, Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Adam Roarke, Max Julien, Henry Jaglom) – Classic Movie Review 3868

‘These are the PLEASURE LOVERS! They’ll ask for a dime with hungry eyes… but they’ll give you love– for NOTHING!’ Director Richard Rush’s flashy 1968 movie stars Susan Strasberg as Jenny Davis, a deaf runaway […]

Jun, 15

8MM [Eight Millimeter] *** (1999, Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini) – Classic Movie Review 3091

Director Joel Schumacher’s 1999 thriller stars Nicolas Cage as Tom Welles, a surveillance specialist with a modest home-based business. Welles is called in by a rich old lady and her lawyer Daniel Longdale (Anthony Heald) […]

Nov, 25

A Price Above Rubies ***½ (1998, Renée Zellweger, Christopher Eccleston, Julianna Margulies) – Classic Movie Review 2015

In writer-director Boaz Yakin’s unusually intelligent, thought-provoking, complex 1998 drama, Renée Zellweger gives a commendably intense performance as Sonia Horowitz, a wife who feels increasingly isolated from her New York Jewish neighbourhood. She also feels […]

Dec, 30

Fathers’ Day ** (Robin Williams, Billy Crystal) – Classic Movie Review 1571

Robin Williams and Billy Crystal star together for the first time in director Ivan Reitman’s wobbly, forgettable 1997 comedy based on a French movie – Les Compères by Francis Veber – that is amusing and enjoyable […]

Aug, 20


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