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Madame Sousatzka *** (1988, Shirley MacLaine, Navin Chowdhry, Peggy Ashcroft, Twiggy, Leigh Lawson) – Classic Movie Review 6025

Shirley MacLaine stars as Madame Sousatzka, dotty piano teacher to a 15-year-old prodigy, Manek Sen (Navin Chowdhry), in co-writer/ director John Schlesinger’s pleasantly offbeat 1988 drama of life in a West London house peopled by […]

Sep, 13

Shadowlands **** (1993, Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, Edward Hardwicke, Michael Denison, John Wood, Joseph Mazzello, Julian Fellowes, Peter Firth, Robert Flemyng) – Classic Movie Review 5757

Producer-director Richard Attenborough’s 1993 cinema version of William Nicholson’s TV and stage play is a wonderfully warm-hearted and poignant experience. It won the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film at the 1994 BAFTA Awards. there were […]

Jul, 14

Mr Holland’s Opus **** (1995, Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, Olympia Dukakis, William H Macy) – Classic Movie Review 5569

Oscar nominated as Best Actor, Richard Dreyfuss is excellent as Mr Glenn Holland, a music teacher recalling his 40-year career – and his failure as his true vocation of being a composer – on the […]

Jun, 10

A Child Is Waiting **** (1963, Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland, Bruce Ritchey, Gena Rowlands, Steven Hill, Paul Stewart) – Classic Movie Review 4246

Burt Lancaster gives a commanding performance as Dr Matthew Clark, the psychiatrist in charge of an institution for mentally handicapped children in this sincere, moving and emotionally wrenching 1963 movie version of acclaimed American writer Abby Mann’s acclaimed […]

Aug, 27

The Paper Chase ***** (1973, Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman) – Classic Movie Review 4030

Writer-director James Bridges’s 1973 drama showcases legendary film producer John Houseman’s finest hour as an actor, in a role that brought him an Oscar and surprise stardom at the age of 72. It made him one […]

Jul, 16

The Rewrite **** (2014, Hugh Grant, Marisa Tomei) – Movie Review

Hugh Grant is back being funny as Keith Michaels, a burnt-out Hollywood-based Oscar-winning Best Screenplay writer, whose agent finds him some desperately needed work teaching a screenwriting course at a college on the East Coast. It’s Binghamton, […]

Oct, 09

A Beautiful Mind **** (2001, Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Paul Bettany) – Classic Movie Review 863

In director Ron Howard’s moving and distinguished 2001 film, Oscar-nominated Russell Crowe gives a performance to crow about as real-life maths genius John Nash, afflicted with the terrible curse of paranoid delusions and schizophrenia. After […]

Mar, 04


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