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The Slender Thread **** (1965, Sidney Poitier, Anne Bancroft, Telly Savalas, Steven Hill, Edward Asner, Dabney Coleman, Paul Newlan) – Classic Movie Review 5037

Director Sydney Pollack’s auspicious 1965 feature film début stars Sidney Poitier as Alan Newell, a Seattle college student volunteering at a crisis centre as a telephone social worker. The film was nominated for two Oscars […]

Feb, 20

If These Walls Could Talk **** (1996, Demi Moore, Sissy Spacek, Cher, Shirley Knight, Kathleen Keener, Jason London, C C H Pounder, Kevin Cooney) – Classic Movie Review 5032

A marvellous cast is assembled for three sincere, affecting and compelling stories of abortion set in different periods – 1952, 1974 (both directed by Nancy Savoca) and 1996 (directed by Cher) – set in the […]

Feb, 20

Dangerous Minds **** (1995, Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney B Vance) – Classic Movie Review 5014

Director John N Smith’s 1995 school drama provides Michelle Pfeiffer with one of her best, most popular and memorable roles and one of her biggest hits. Pfeiffer gives a polished and dedicated performance as ex-Marine […]

Feb, 07

High School Confidential! [Young Hellions] ** (1958, Mamie Van Doren, Russ Tamblyn, Jan Sterling, John Drew Barrymore,, Jackie Coogan, Michael Landon) – Classic Movie Review 4963

Russ Tamblyn stars as an incredibly unlikely investigator into the corrupt High School youth of the day taking marijuana at Santo Bello High, in director Jack Arnold’s spectacularly trashy – and now funny – 1958 […]

Jan, 29

Throw Momma from the Train **** (1987, Danny DeVito, Billy Crystal, Anne Ramsey, Kim Greist, Kate Mulgrew, Annie Ross, Rob Reiner, Bruce Kirby) – Classic Movie Review 4935

Director/ star Danny DeVito’s gleefully entertaining 1987 directorial feature film debut is yet another raid on the work of Alfred Hitchcock. This time it is a bright and breezy black comedy about a student in […]

Jan, 25

Urban Legends: Final Cut *** (2000, Jennifer Morrison, Matthew Davis, Loretta Devine, Hart Bochner, Joey Lawrence, Aaron Mount, Eva Mendes) – Classic Movie Review 4667

Director John Ottman’s 2000 horror sequel to the 1998 hit Urban Legend is surprisingly smart. In the screenplay by Paul Harris Boardman and Scott Derrickson, this time a student film-maker, Amy Mayfield (Jennifer Morrison), is having grave […]

Nov, 20

Step Up *** (2006, Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Alyson Stoner, Rachel Griffiths, Josh Henderson, Drew Sidora) – Classic Movie Review 4640

Director Anne Fletcher’s corny but ingratiating hit 2006 American romantic dance film stars Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan. The story takes place in Baltimore, Maryland, and follows the characters and fates of the sulky, surly, […]

Nov, 12


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