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The Grey Fox **** (1982, Richard Farnsworth, Jackie Burroughs, Ken Pogue) – Classic Movie Review 6376

A commanding performance by Richard Farnsworth, the former ace stuntman turned distinguished star character actor, adds fire and feeling to director Philip Borsos’s 1982 Canadian film account of real-life Old West highwayman Bill Miner, who […]

Dec, 09

Billy Liar ***** (1963, Tom Courtenay Julie Christie, Wilfred Pickles, Mona Washbourne, Ethel Griffies, Finlay Currie, Rodney Bewes, Leonard Rossiter) – Classic Movie Review 6330

Director John Schlesinger’s 1963 triumph is a stupendous British Sixties New Wave film that blends kitchen-sink drama, satirical humour and Walter Mitty-like fantasy to brilliant effect. Tom Courtenay is superb as the young British undertaker’s […]

Nov, 27

Murder on the Orient Express ** (2017, Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Michelle Pfeiffer, Josh Gad, Johnny Depp, Derek Jacobi, Judi Dench, Willem Dafoe) – Movie Review

Director Kenneth Branagh’s remake of the famous Agatha Christie murder mystery thriller is mostly stodgy, creaky and clunky, and finally unsatisfying, though his starry support cast are mostly welcome and it looks good in a lavish production. […]

Nov, 03

Emperor of the North Pole [Emperor of the North] **** (1973, Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Keith Carradine) – Classic Movie Review 5943

This splendid 1973 movie is a spectacular, violently tough slap-up Thirties Oregon, Depression-set action thriller from producer-director Robert Aldrich, with a great script by Christopher Knopf, based partly on the books The Road by Jack London and From Coast to […]

Aug, 20

Night Passage *** (1957, James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea, Brandon de Wilde, Dianne Foster) – Classic Movie Review 5920

‘The Saga of the Brothers and the savagery of their blood feud!’ Director James Neilson’s 1957 Western is robust, occasionally invigorating, though in some respects obstinately ordinary. But it is strongly cast, with James Stewart […]

Aug, 15

Narrow Margin **** (1990, Gene Hackman, Anne Archer, James B Sikking, J T Walsh, M Emmet Walsh, Harris Yulin) – Classic Movie Review 5908

‘It will take you to the edge of suspense.’ Director Peter Hyams’s ultra-suspense 1990 thriller is a thrillingly exciting Nineties version of the 1952 RKO classic The Narrow Margin about a Los Angeles Deputy District […]

Aug, 13

The Return of Dracula ** (1958, Francis Lederer, Norma Eberhardt, Ray Stricklyn ) – Classic Movie Review 5818

Director Paul Landres’s 1958 chiller stars Francis Lederer as escaping Balkans vampire Bellac Gordal, who uses the passport of a Czech artist he has killed to assume his identity to go to America. There he […]

Jul, 28

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