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The Joyless Street [Die Freudlose Gasse] ****½ (1925, Asta Nielsen, Greta Garbo, Werner Krauss, Ágnes Eszterházy) – Classic Movie Review 5325

Director Georg Wilhelm Pabst’s long famous, now legendary 1925 German silent movie is based on the novel by Hugo Bettauer about the sad lives of near-starving, inflation-ruined people on a Viennese street, forced to resort […]

Apr, 20

Crime in the Streets **** (1956, John Cassavetes, Sal Mineo, James Whitmore, Mark Rydell) – Classic Movie Review 5251

John Cassavetes (aged 26 but playing 18) stars as Frankie Dane, a teenage crime boss who comes back from the edge of committing a vengeance murder of a neighbour because of the intervention of social […]

Apr, 04

Fame Is the Spur *** (1947, Rex Harrison, Lilli Palmer, Margaret Johnston, Godfrey Tearle, Griffith Jones, Guy Middleton, Jean Kent, Marie Lohr, Garry Marsh, David Horne, Alan Wheatley) – Classic Movie Review 4431

Honor Blackman makes her film debut in the non-speaking part of Emma in Fame Is the Spur (1947). The Boulting Brothers’ 1947 British film adaptation of Howard Spring’s book chronicling the rise and disillusionment of […]

Sep, 28

Tsotsi **** (2005, Presley Chweneyagae, Mothusi Magano, Israel Makoe) – Classic Movie Review 4386

The deserved 2006 Best Foreign Language Film winner charts six desperate days in the Johannesburg life of a young South African thug called Tsotsi (Presley Chweneyagae) who inadvertently kidnaps a baby during a car hijacking, […]

Sep, 19

Slumdog Millionaire ***** (2008, Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla, Irrfan Khan, Anil Kapoor) – Classic Movie Review 2907

Director Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire triumphed at the 2009 Oscars, winning eight, including Best Motion Picture, Best Achievement in Directing, Best Adapted Screenplay (Simon Beaufoy) and Best Cinematography (Anthony Dod Mantle). A long, atmospheric film […]

Sep, 13

Trash **** (2014, Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura) – Movie Review

Rickson Tevez and Eduardo Luis play Rafael and Gardo, trash-picking Brazilian boys from Rio’s slums, who find a wallet in their local garbage dump. When the cops show up, offering a handsome reward for the wallet’s return, […]

Jan, 15

City of God [Cidade de Deus] ***** (2002, Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino, Alice Braga, Seu Jorge) – Classic Movie Review 1194

Director Fernando Meirelles’s 2002 classic is an extreme but absolutely brilliant and utterly nerve-wracking Brazilian thriller, in which two Rio boys, brought up together in the Sixties, fight it out on different sides of the […]

May, 09


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