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Tristana ***** (1970, Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero, Lola Gaos) – Classic Movie Review 5838

‘Somewhere between the innocent girl and the not so innocent mistress is the bizarre, sensuous story of Tristana’ Co-writer/ director Luis Buñuel’s 1970 masterwork stars a cucumber-cool Catherine Deneuve, who shines in one of best […]

Aug, 01

The Children’s Hour *** (1961, Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins, Fay Bainter, Karen Balkin) – Classic Movie Review 5683

Director William Wyler’s 1961 drama is a grittier re-filming of Lillian Hellman’s infamous play The Children’s Hour, first made also by Wyler in 1936 as These Three. Hellman is credited for the adaptation, but this time John […]

Jun, 28

Torrent **** (1926, Ricardo Cortez, Greta Garbo, Gertrude Olmstead, Martha Mattox) – Classic Movie Review 5327

Director Monta Bell’s 1926 silent movie success is notable as the first American movie of Greta Garbo, helping her to become an international superstar during the late silent era. Louis B Mayer hired Garbo but MGM […]

Apr, 20

Christine **** (2016, Rebecca Hall, Michael C Hall, Tracy Letts) – Movie Review

An inspired Rebecca Hall gives superlative, career-best performance as Seventies American TV reporter Christine Chubbuck, battling depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career. Writer Craig Shilowich tip-toes subtly and persuasively through to the core of this heartbreaking […]

Jan, 24

The Prisoner of Zenda **** (1922, Lewis Stone, Alice Terry, Ramon Novarro, Robert Edeson, Stuart Holmes) – Classic Movie Review 4651

Producer-director Rex Ingram’s 1922 silent movie version of Anthony Hope’s novel and play is lavish and striking. It is still possible to be enthralled by the deservedly once-famous star performances from Lewis Stone in the […]

Nov, 14

Summer of ’42 **** (1971, Jennifer O’Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser, Oliver Conant) – Classic Movie Review 4252

Young Gary Grimes (aged 15) falls for older Jennifer O’Neill (22), who is a war bride, on the holiday resort of Nantucket Island off New England during World War Two. Day-dreaming virginal youth Hermie, spending the […]

Aug, 27

Torch Song *** (1953, Joan Crawford, Michael Wilding, Gig Young) – Classic Movie Review 3379

The MGM studio welcomes back its Thirties great contract star Joan Crawford after a decade away with director Charles Walters’s sometimes feeble, frequently daft 1953 soap opera. Nevertheless, it is quite enjoyable and can boast some […]

Feb, 19


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