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Midnight ***** (1939, Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer, Mary Astor) – Classic Movie Review 5178

Director Mitchell Leisen’s delicious 1939 movie bon-bon is the very essence of sophisticated wit and polish. The first-rate cast sparkles as much as production designer Hans Dreier’s luminous sets of Paris. It may be the […]

Mar, 19

My Son, the Fanatic ***½ (1997, Om Puri, Rachel Griffiths, Akbar Kurtha, Stellan Skarsgård) – Classic Movie Review 4046

Director Udayan Prasad’s 1997 interesting, involving and carefully made drama is based on a novel by Hanif Kureishi, the screen-writer of My Beautiful Laundrette, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid and London Kills Me, who writes […]

Jul, 19

All or Nothing **** (2002, Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen) – Classic Movie Review 1873

Writer-director Mike Leigh’s 2002 gem stars his regular actor collaborator, British national treasure Timothy Spall, who is brilliant as Phil Bassett, a London cabbie wallowing in a sea of troubles and bad fares. Director Leigh’s […]

Nov, 23

Taxi 3 ** (2003, Sami Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Jean-Christophe Bouvet, Marion Cotillard, Bernard Farcy, Bai Ling) – Classic Movie Review 1386

The entire star cast is back from Taxi 2 (2000) for writer/co-producer Luc Besson’s jolly and impressively silly 2003 second sequel. It proves another daft, fast-paced, high-energy French all-action crime comedy adventure, with yet more […]

Jul, 02

Taxi 2 *** (2000, Sami Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Marion Cotillard, Jean-Christophe Bouvet) – Classic Movie Review 1385

The Japanese secretary of state (Hirata Haruhiko) is visiting Marseilles on a mission to invest in France’s anti-terrorism expertise, expected to sign a multi-billion-dollar contract with the French government. But he’s kidnapped by a gang […]

Jul, 02

Taxi *** (1998, Sami Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Marion Cotillard) – Classic Movie Review 1384

Sami Naceri and Frédéric Diefenthal star as Marseilles cabbie Daniel and his pal Emilien the cop, who get involved in an often hilarious, fast-paced, high-energy French all-action crime comedy adventure. In the daft plot, Daniel is […]

Jul, 02

Taxi Driver ***** (1976, Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster) – Classic Movie Review 1387

Director Martin Scorsese’s 1976 ultra-realistic crime/vigilante thriller is both incredibly bleak and searing. It’s dazzlingly made by a hot and hungry Scorsese and spectacularly acted by its star Robert De Niro in one of his most […]

Jul, 02


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