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Ava **** (2017, Noée Abita, Laure Calamy, Juan Cano) – Movie Review 

Noée Abita gives an extraordinary, knockout performance as the 13-year-old Ava, who is spending the summer at the seaside on the French sandy coast with her single mum Maud (Laure Calamy) and baby sister. Ava […]

Sep, 28

Laissez bronzer les cadavres [Let the Corpses Tan] * (2017, Elina Löwensohn, Marc Barbé, Bernie Bonvoisin, Dorylia Calmel) – Movie Review 

I don’t suppose you would expect subtlety, laughs or a nice, gentle time from a movie called Let the Corpses Tan. Well, you are certainly not going to get any of that kind of stuff. […]

Sep, 19

Mr Hobbs Takes a Vacation *** (1962, James Stewart, Maureen O’Hara, Fabian Forte, John Saxon, Marie Wilson, Reginald Gardiner, John McGiver, Lauri Peters) – Classic Movie Review 5961

Director Henry Koster’s 1962 comedy stars James Stewart as the harassed St Louis-based banker Mr Roger Hobbs the head of a nice all-American family, who takes off with his wife Peggy (Maureen O’Hara), kids and […]

Aug, 23

My Girl * (1991, Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Masur) – Classic Movie Review 5774

Director Howard Zieff’s 1991 Seventies-set family situation comedy drama stars Anna Chlumsky as Vada Sultenfuss, an 11-year-old hypochondriac tomboy with a widowed father (Dan Aykroyd) who runs an in-house funeral parlour, a best friend called […]

Jul, 16

Last Summer in the Hamptons **** (1995, Viveca Lindfors, Victoria Foyt, Holland Taylor, Martha Plimpton, Roddy McDowall, André Gregory, Nick Gregory, Diane Salinger, Krisoffer Tabori) – Classic Movie Review 4720

This delicious 1995 ensemble piece is one of co-writer/ director Henry Jaglom’s most successful outings, perfectly capturing the flavour of long but dying summer days and the character of theatrical folk. Viveca Lindfors is magnificent […]

Nov, 29

The Last of the High Kings [Summer Fling] ***½ (1996, Jared Leto, Gabriel Byrne, Catherine O’Hara, Christina Ricci, Colm Meany, Stephen Rea, Lorraine Pilkington, Emily Mortimer) – Classic Movie Review 4666

Co-writer/ director David Keating’s 1996 Irish comedy drama little winner is appealing and intelligent, with a beautifully crafted script by Keating and Gabriel Byrne. This surprisingly sweet Irish tale is lit up with a cute […]

Nov, 19

Taking Woodstock **** (2009, Demetri Martin, Liev Schreiber, Eugene Levy, Emile Hirsch, Paul Dano, Imelda Staunton, Henry Goodman, Kelli Garner) – Classic Movie Review 4635

It’s the summer of love in 1969. Elliot Teichberg – aka the original source book author Elliot Tiber – is a struggling young gay interior designer working at his parents’ rundown motel in up-state New […]

Nov, 11

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