Sunset Boulevard (1950). After 25 years, I finally review the film that changed my life

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Film review by Jason Day of Sunset Boulevard, the classic Hollywood film noir about a failed screenwriter and his tangled relationship with a reclusive former star of silent movies. Starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson. Directed by Billy Wilder.

5 stars excellent genius a classic

 


Thriller/suspense/film noir

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Anna Karenina (1935). Film review of the adaptation of Tolstoy’s tragic-romance starring Greta Garbo.

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Film review, by Jason Day, of the 1935 version of Leo Tolstoy’s classic, Russian tragic romance starring Greta Garbo as his adulteress heroine Anna Karenina. Co-starring Fredric March and Basil Rathbone.

Romance

star rating 3 out of 5 worth watching

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The Ten Commandments (1956). Film review of the religious epic about the life of Moses.

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Film review by Jason Day of The Ten Commandments, the religious epic about the life of Moses, produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner.

Historical/Period/Epic

image four star rating very good lots to enjoy

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What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962). Film review; 4/5 for this grand and camp classic.

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Film review by Jason Day of Whatever Happened To Baby Jane, the thriller about two sisters who used to be movie stars but are now locked in an abusive relationship.

Thriller/Suspense/Film Noir

4 star rating very good lots to enjoy

 

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Ben-Hur: A Tale Of the Christ (1925). A worthy chariot-racing partner to Charlton Heston, so read what’s good and bad about it here.

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Film review by Jason Day of the second silent film adaptation of Ben-Hur, the Lew Wallace bestselling novel about a Jewish Prince (Roman Novarro) who is deceived by his childhood friend (Francis X. Bushman) and made into a galley ship rowing slave. Directed by Fred Niblo.

Silent

3stars Good worth watching

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Hail, Caesar! (2016). Why should you see this film? Read this review for more.

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Film review by Claire Durrant of the comedy Hail, Caesar! starring Josh Brolin as a Hollywood ‘fixer’ who has to juggle a number of cinematic disasters, including the kidnapping of a leading man (George Clooney).

Comedy

4stars - Very good lots to enjoy

 

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