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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Awful Truth (1937)

Starring: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne Director: Leo McCarey https://youtu.be/h9PEi_V1LgI A classic and much lauded screwball comedy, just in time for Valentine's Day. Cary Grant and Irene Dunne sparkle as a married couple in the process of divorcing when they each separately realise the awful truth: they belong together. Rather than telling each other, they each… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Awful Truth (1937)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Palm Beach Story (1942)

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee Director: Preston Sturges https://youtu.be/CCHPykiJdm0 Preston Sturges was a masterful writer/director in the romentic comedy, screwball form. Teamed up with excellent performances and crazy antics, this is a comedy that's still mad cap and entertaining today. Watch the video above for my review, and as always, love… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Palm Beach Story (1942)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Dracula (1931)

Starring: Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Helen Chandler Director: Tod Browning Sound films were in their infancy when this film was released on Valentine's Day and it's largely credited as the start of the horror film genre, though it was not the first film about Vampires. The story follows the titular Count as Renfield first comes… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Dracula (1931)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Farewell My Concubine (1993)

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong Director: Chen Kaige Quite a long, epic film at almost 3 hours, Farewell My Concubine is the story of two men who get to know each other as children apprenticed to the Beijing Opera, and whose changing bond over the course of 50 years is told, against the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Farewell My Concubine (1993)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Housekeeping (1987)

Starring: Christine Lahti, Sara Walker, Andrea Burchill Director: Bill Forsyth Ruth and Lucille are two sisters who are sent to live with relatives after their mother commits suicide. Initially left with their grandmother, after she dies their eccentric Aunt Sylvie takes them in, raising them in their ancestral home. But Aunt Sylvie's unusual nature and… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Housekeeping (1987)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Kid Brother (1927)

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Constantine Romanoff, Walter James Director: Ted Wilde, Harold Lloyd Harold Hickory (Lloyd) is the youngest son of the Sherriff of Hickoryville and is often ignored by his father and huge older brothers. He takes on roles around the home, working smarter by creating better ways to do things, but he… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Kid Brother (1927)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Children Of A Lesser God (1986)

Starring: William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie Director: Randa Haines When the new speech teacher James (Hurt) starts at a school for the deaf he's struck by the anger and passion of the janitor. Sarah (Matlin) is a young woman who was the brightest student at the school but has remained speechless by choice and… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Children Of A Lesser God (1986)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Nanook Of The North (1922)

Starring: Allakariallak, Alice Nevalinga, Cunayou Director: Robert J Flaherty At the start of this film, a title card lets us know that Flaherty worked for a fur company in the Artic which brought him into contact with the people of the Artic Circle. He started to take video footage of them, but when the film… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Nanook Of The North (1922)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Man From Laramie (1955)

Starring: James Stewart, Donald Crisp, Arthur Kennedy, Cathy O'Donnell Director: Anthony Mann A stranger comes to Coronado, a small isolated town in Apache country. Will Lockhart (Stewart) brings a wagon of supplies to the Waggoman ranch, where he catches the eye and the heart of Barbara (O'Donell), but falls foul of the ranchers crazy son… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Man From Laramie (1955)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Last Seduction (1994)

Starring: Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, Bill Pullman Director: John Dahl Bridget (Fiorentino) convinces her husband (Pullman) into getting involved in a drug deal, and then runs off with the money. Since he's not the type to just let it go, he tries to find her, so she heads to hide out in a small town… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Last Seduction (1994)