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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

Starring: Charles Grodin, Cybill Shepherd, Jeannie Berlin Director: Elaine May New York Jew Lenny (Grodin) marries Lila (Berlin) and heads off on honeymoon to Miami, but soon finds his wife needy and irritating. Three days into their holiday, he meets Kelly (Shepherd), a beautiful blonde college girl, and falls desperately in love with her, throwing… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Black Narcissus (1947)

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Sabu, David Farrer, Flora Robson, Jean Simmons Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Four nuns are sent to a remote Himalayan outpost to start a convent in a building that used to be a seraglio. Led by a young and inexperienced nun Sister Clodagh (Kerr) the four women are out of their depth… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Black Narcissus (1947)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Producers (1967)

Starring: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Estelle Winwood Director: Mel Brooks Theatre producer Max Bialystock (Mostel) is a failure who makes his money by carrying on relationships with rich old women. It's a hard life, and when his accountant Leo Bloom (Wilder) mentions that he could make a lot of money by deliberately making a crappy… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Producers (1967)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

Starring: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H Reiniger Director: George A Romero A follow up to Romero's directorial debut Night Of The Living Dead (though made a decade later), this film sees two members of a SWAT team with two TV executives and their helicopter escape the plague of zombies in the city and hide… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Starring: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Caerthan Banks Director: Atom Egoyan A bus crash in a small town takes the lives of many of the community's school children, while the driver and one girl survive. A lawyer (Holm) descends on the town to try and make money off a class action suit but finds things are… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Sweet Hereafter (1997)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Hombre (1967)

Starring: Paul Newman, Fredric March, Richard Boone, Diane Cilento Director: Martin Ritt John Russell (Newman) inherits some property and heads out to claim it. He's a quiet man, rough and direct, and he's disliked and distrusted because he was raised by Native Americans. But when the stage coach he's travelling back on comes under threat… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Hombre (1967)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Young Frankenstein (1975)

Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman Director: Mel Brooks The grandson of Dr Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) tires to be taken seriously in America as a scientist, but finds it hard to escape the legacy of having a mad scientist in the family. When he's informed that he's inherited the family… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Young Frankenstein (1975)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Bigamist (1953)

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino Director: Ida Lupino When a man tries to adopt a child with his wife, the agency looks into his life and finds that he has actually been living two lives with two different wives. When confronted, he tells is his story about how is all happened in flashback.… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Bigamist (1953)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Manhunter (1986)

Starring: William Petersen, Tom Noonan, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Dennis Farina, Stephen Lang Director: Michael Mann When a horrific killer called the "Tooth Fairy" (Noonan) is on the loose, the FBI calls in former profiler Will Graham (Petersen) who might be the only person who can stop the murders. But Graham is still… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Manhunter (1986)

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E Grant, Dolly Wells Director: Marielle Heller Lee Israel (McCarthy) is a crotchety woman who lives alone with her cat. Her poor behaviour gets her fired from her job and her dull writing means that the books she writes won't sell, but when her cat gets sick and she's behind on… Continue reading Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)