Classic Movies 2022, Film Reviews

Classic Movie: Troop Beverly Hills (1989)

Starring: Shelley Long, Craig T Nelson, Carla Gugino, Kellie Martin, Ami Foster Director: Jeff Kanew Shelley Long stars as Phyllis Nefler, a pampered Beverly Hills wife, soon to be divorced, who takes on the role of den mother to her daughters failing girl scout troop. It's a funny, sweet film that's gained a cult following,… Continue reading Classic Movie: Troop Beverly Hills (1989)

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Classic Movie: Baby Face (1933)

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Theresa Harris, George Brent Director: Alfred E Green Lily Powers (Stanwyck) decides, after years of being exploited, to take her life into her own hands. Joined by her best friend and sometime maid (Harris), she uses her body and her brains to get to the top. But is there a place in… Continue reading Classic Movie: Baby Face (1933)

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Classic Movie: Dragonwyck (1946)

Don't you love these old school, drawn posters? Starring: Gene Tierney, Vincent Price, Walter Huston, Anne Revere. Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz A girl who daydreams of life outside her strict farm upbringing finds her wishes granted when she is sent to be a companion at a wealthy relatives house. But behind the glamour, there's a… Continue reading Classic Movie: Dragonwyck (1946)

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Classic Movie: Dead Ringer (1964)

Starring: Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford Director: Paul Henreid After not speaking to each other in 20 years, Edith decides to take revenge on her twin Margaret who ruined her life. Bette Davis plays both sisters in this black and white 60's thriller with hints of film noir. Its a slightly trashy gem, directed… Continue reading Classic Movie: Dead Ringer (1964)

Hallowe'en and Horror

Halloween Special Series: American Gothic (1995)

Starring: Gary Cole, Lucas Black, Sarah Paulson, Paige Turco, Jake Weber With Sam Raimi executive producing, and created by Shaun Cassidy, American Gothic was a dark little 90's TV series that you'd blink and miss. But a lot of people have memories of seeing some of it and wondering what happened. It's a story of… Continue reading Halloween Special Series: American Gothic (1995)

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Classic Movie: American Gigolo (1980)

Richard Gere starred in this sexy 80's film as a male prostitute, working in LA who gets framed for murder, in a career starting role. It's classic 80's, and pushed the boat out for nudity, earning it's R rating at the time. With Lauren Hutton joining him, and a classic Blondie track as it's theme,… Continue reading Classic Movie: American Gigolo (1980)

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Classic Movie: Rembrandt (1936)

Rembrandt is a 1930's era biopic about the latter part of the artists life, with Charles Laughton starring. This film was a fun one to talk about. It features a husband and wife playing a couple on screen, which is always fun, and it also has a really interesting visual style, inspired by the artist.… Continue reading Classic Movie: Rembrandt (1936)

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Classic Movie: The Paradine Case (1947)

Starring: Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Louis Jourdan, Alida Valli, Charles Laughton Director: Alfred Hitchcock This week's classic movie is Hitchcock's last under Selznick and his studio contract. It was an uneasy partnership and is an uneven watch. A tale of a solicitor who becomes obsessed with the Paradine case and the woman accused of murder.… Continue reading Classic Movie: The Paradine Case (1947)

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Classic Movie: Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Beverly D'Angelo Director: Michael Apted The adaptation of Loretta Lynn's bestselling memoir, Coal Miner's Daughter is brimming with music and drama. From rags to riches, Loretta was a reluctant star, pushed into the limelight by her husband, who she married at 13. It's a remarkable story, watch my review… Continue reading Classic Movie: Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)

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Classic Movie: The Bad Seed (1956)

Starring: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack Director: Mervyn Leroy In this week's classic movie, a mother starts to wonder if there is something sinister and deeply wrong with her angelic looking blonde daughter. Rhoda has become one of cinema's most famous and chilling horror children, chilling generations of viewers. Join me for this weeks review of… Continue reading Classic Movie: The Bad Seed (1956)