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For Valentine's Day, with love from Mike: a selection of the best movie romances, in several categories: The all-time great romance Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" of course. But which of the many versions? The stately 1936 MGM George Cukor one, with a...
1. SWING TIME (George Stevens; 1936) 4 stars The best of all the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers movies has Fred as a threadbare gambler named Lucky and Ginger as a saucy dance teacher named Penny. The wonderful Jerome Kern score includes "The Way You Look...
Roxie Hart, the dangerous dame played by Renee Zellweger in the movie "Chicago," is supposed to be a typical 1920s Chicago gal: a killer with the face of a cherub. But she's also a girl who wants to sing, dance and be a star-and the movie lets her fulfill...
The A&E television adaptation of "The Magnificent Ambersons" scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 13, has reawakened interest in the original 1942 Orson Welles film, long considered one of the most tragic victims of studio interference in Hollywood history. Even...
"Kiss Me Kate," in its 1953 film version by director George Sidney, has often been regarded as a big MGM musical disappointment: a vulgarization of Cole Porter's urbane stage classic. It's rarely revived, almost never shown in its original 3D. But The...
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Tribune movie criticKatharine Hepburn, the vibrant and indomitable rebel who became one of the American cinema's greatest actresses and most inspiring personalities--as well as a central figure in one of Hollywood's most moving love stories, with frequent co-star Spencer...
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