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The Divine Woman (1928, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson, Lowell Sherman) – Classic Movie Review 5332

The divine woman just has to be Greta Garbo, who radiates allure in her fifth (silent) Hollywood role and first big star part as Marianne, a character obviously based on her fellow thespian, Sarah Bernhardt, […]

Apr, 21

Blood and Wine **** (1996, Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine, Stephen Dorff, Judy Davis, Jennifer Lopez) – Classic Movie Review 2998

Jack Nicholson re-teams in 1996 with director Bob Rafelson (The King of Marvin Gardens, Five Easy Pieces) for a pounding lowlife thriller, with the slogan ‘There is no honour amongst thieves’ (amongst ?!). The plot […]

Oct, 20

The Mouse That Roared **** (1959, Peter Sellers, Leo McKern, David Kossoff) – Classic Movie Review 1646

Director Jack Arnold’s delightful, often hilarious British 1959 satirical comedy showcases three tailor-made roles for Peter Sellers – the dotty Grand Duchess Gloriana XII of Grand Fenwick, the peace-minded, resourceful general Tully Bascombe and the tricky […]

Sep, 07

Sideways **** (2004, Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh) – Classic Movie Review 456

Co-writer/director Alexander Payne’s appealing 2004 little gem won him his first Best Screenplay Oscar. Adapted from the novel by Rex Pickett, Payne’s script is co-written by Jim Taylor, like his earlier film Election (1999). Paul […]

Nov, 27

Notorious ***** (1946, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Leopoldine Konstantin, Louis Calhern) – Classic Movie Review 233

Alfred Hitchcock’s 1946 end-of-the-war film noir masterpiece is one of his finest, most seductive movies. It is a devious twisted love story as much as a thrilling spy story. It all starts with a brilliant, masterly screenplay […]

Sep, 09

The Comfort of Strangers **** (1990, Christopher Walken, Rupert Everett, Natasha Richardson, Helen Mirren) – Classic Movie Review 11

‘My father was a very big man. All his life he wore a black moustache and when it turned grey he used a small brush, such as ladies use for their eyes – mascara!’ You […]

Jul, 01


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