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reviewed Lulu Belle (1948). December 02, 2011
Lulu Belle (1948)
Lulu Belle is a 1948 film that I had never heard of until it showed up on my Netflix suggestions.  It stars Dorothy Lamour and George Montgomery.   It has little or no notice on either …
reviewed Mr. Skeffington. December 03, 2011
Mr. Skeffington
My favorite Bette Davis movie. Bette and Claude Rains star in this 1944 masterpiece. Bette plays the beautiful turn of the century New York socialite Fanny Trellis. She has many suitors but is forced …
reviewed Casablanca (movie). November 05, 2011
Casablanca
What's the film about?   Its hard to say what this film is about.  Its a war movie, its a romantic movie, its a period drama.  Yet its none of these and at the same time all of …
reviewed Days Of Wine And Roses. November 08, 2008
Days Of Wine And Roses
Joe Clay (Jack Lemmon) is an up-and-coming Public Relations agent in the era of the three-martini lunch and "drinks with the boys" following the workday. While providing a client with, literally, a boatload …
reviewed Indochine. December 11, 2008
Indochine film cover
If you're going to watch Indochine, get ready to buy some Kleenex beforehand. This is the ultimate love story, set against a backdrop of war and revolution.     Indochine tells the …
reviewed Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie des Grauen.... December 17, 2008
Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie des Grauens (Kino International's 2-disc The Ultimate DVD Edition)
-This review pertains to Kino International's 2-disc Ultimate DVD Edition of Nosferatu-         In 1922, German director Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau released his film Nosferatu …
reviewed The Mummy (Universal Home Entertainme.... December 22, 2008
posted in Screen Gems
The Mummy Legacy Series Special Edition DVD
-This review pertains to The Mummy: Special Edition DVD-       In 1932, one year after Universal Studios' success with Frankenstein, Boris Karloff got all wrapped up in a …
reviewed TCM Archives: Lon Chaney Collection. December 22, 2008
posted in Cinema of Silence
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In 1883, Leonidas Chaney was born in Colorado Springs, however the world would come to know him as Lon Chaney. Lon Chaney was one of the great American performers during the era of silent filmmaking. …
reviewed The Phantom of the Opera (The Milesto.... December 22, 2008
posted in Cinema of Silence
The Phantom of the Opera Ultimate Edition (front)
-This review pertains to The Phantom of the Opera: The Ultimate Edition DVD-       Faithfully adapted from Gaston Leroux's mystery novel, the Universal Studios' film The Phantom of …
reviewed Classics of the Early Cinema Collecti.... December 22, 2008
posted in Cinema of Silence
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As a distinct genre, horror can be dated back to the gothic literature of the seventeenth century. Since the invention of the motion picture film, there have been many attempts to translate the genre …
reviewed Pandora's Box (The Criterion Collecti.... December 22, 2008
posted in Cinema of Silence
Pandora's Box
-This review pertains to the Criterion Collection's 2-disc Special Edition DVD of Pandora's Box-      Georg Wilhelm Pabst's 1929 film Pandora's Box is a masterful melodrama. Based …
reviewed The Return of the Vampire. December 23, 2008
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During the 1930s and 1940s, Universal Studios had a string of hits with horror films. Most of these films went on to become classics, mainly because of the presence of three actors: Béla Lugosi, …
reviewed Vertigo (Universal Home Entertainment.... December 23, 2008
posted in Screen Gems
Special Edition DVD
-This review pertains to the Vertigo: Special Edition DVD-       WARNING: This review contains spoilers!       The 1958 film Vertigo may very well be one of Alfred …
reviewed A Christmas Carol. January 06, 2009
A Christmas Carol 1938
A Christmas Carol (1938) directed by Edwin L. Marin, based on the novel by Charles Dickens, written for the screen by Hugo Butler.    Starring: Reginald Owen as Ebenezer Scrooge  Reginald …
reviewed The King and I. February 10, 2009
The King and I
The King and I ..I found to be one of the most romantic movies of all time and to date my favorite.  Yul Brynner and  Deborah Kerr show you how movies use to be made.  Musicals lift …
reviewed Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (Kino.... May 05, 2009
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   -This review pertains to Kino On Video's Restored Authorized Edition DVD of Nosferatu-    Perhaps the greatest horror film of all time premiered on March 4, 1922 in Berlin. …
reviewed Basil Rathbone Selects Strange Tales. May 06, 2009
Basil Rathbone Selects Strange Tales
For the record, it is very likely that Basil Rathbone had nothing whatsoever to do with the publication of this book. His name and face appear on the cover, and that seems to be the extent of his involvement. …
reviewed Bringing Up Baby. May 10, 2009
Bringing Up Baby
I absolutely adore this film.  Katharine Hepburn, one of the greatest dramatic actresses of all time, is simply charming in this screwball comedy.  Cary Grant, who was sadly underrated throughout …
reviewed John Wayne. May 10, 2009
John Wayne
John Wayne didn't receive many honors for the movies he made.  That's probably because his greatest role was playing himself.  He invented the name, the walk, the drawl that nearly the entire …
reviewed The Quiet Man. May 11, 2009
The Quiet Man
The Quiet Man is John Ford's ode to Ireland. This is one of my favorite movies to watch & it is so much fun.  The cast, made up of Ford's group of stock actors & the local Irish townfolk, …
reviewed The Blob (1958 movie). May 14, 2009
The Blob
The Blob is one of the bigger name films from the fifties. The movie has become a part of Americana and it spawned a sequel and a big budget remake that was made during that bastion of film making era …
reviewed Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (Nosf.... May 17, 2009
Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu -- Eine Symphonie des Grauens)
Nosferatu is one of the first vampire movies ever made. It also was an unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Stoker's widow sued the film-makers and won a huge settlement and the court ordered …
reviewed Horse Feathers. May 20, 2009
Horse Feathers
Horse Feathers was the third feature by the four Marx Brothers. This time around, Groucho stars as the head of a small college that's engaged with a football rivalry with a nearby school. His son (Zeppo) …
reviewed My Fair Lady. May 25, 2009
My Fair Lady
Many people know of the classic movie My Fair Lady. Few people watched it every night throughout their high school tenure as yours truly.  There is something about this movie that makes me see new …
reviewed Suddenly, Last Summer. May 28, 2009
Suddenly, Last Summer
Tennessee Williams SOUTHERN GOTH masterpiece a la dark black and white Hollywood film style with Joseph (All About Eve, Guys & Dolls) Mankiewicz at the director's helm and screenplay adapted by Gore …
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