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reviewed The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956 film). March 02, 2012
I like Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) the same way I like To Catch a Thief. Both are big, fat, slick and satisfying entertainments made by a professional at the top of his game, with …
reviewed Plan 9 from Outer Space. September 04, 2011
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Flying saucers are spotted over Los Angeles and some recently-buried folks have risen from their graves to frighten the locals. Terror ensues!      Not really, of course. This …
reviewed Royal Wedding. July 23, 2011
Royal Wedding
Royal Wedding is a great example of how a charming movie with many excellent qualities can be consigned to the critical scrap heap because it fell into the public domain. The movie for years had only …
reviewed Quicksand (1950). May 27, 2011
Dan Brady, a short, dumb palooka, tells us, "I feel like I'm bein' shoved into a corner, and if I don't get out soon, it'll be too late. Maybe it's too late already!"   …
reviewed Sunset Boulevard (movie). April 17, 2011
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Sunset Boulevard
Sunset Boulevard is set in Hollywood during the 50s. Joe Gillis (William Holden) is a screenwriter, not one that is very well known, and is loaded with debts. He plans to return to his hometown and get …
reviewed The Country Girl. March 12, 2011
The Country Girl
Years ago, Frank Elgin (Bing Crosby) was a successful singer and actor, but a tragedy turned him in to an alcoholic loser and his wife, Georgie (Grace Kelly), into a bitter shrew. A young Broadway director …
reviewed madame d. February 18, 2011
madame d
What a sad, elegant film this is. The Earrings of Madame de... takes us into the fin de siecle Parisian world of the mannered rich, where the act of amorous intimacy is as much an expected social obligation …
posted a Quick Tip about Ben-Hur. December 05, 2010
Ben-Hur
I have never seen a Movie like Benhur..it is not a cinema it is i feel actual ..i always see many times...haunting music is in the air alagarsamy
posted a Quick Tip about Ben-Hur. November 16, 2010
Ben-Hur
What can I say about this film? 11 Oscars - all deserved - great actors, action, musical score + Charlton Heston AND Stephen Boyd... movie heaven - especially on a big screen!!
posted a Quick Tip about Sunset Boulevard (movie). August 23, 2010
Sunset Boulevard
Oh, this is one of my top 20 all time favorite movies!!! William Holden, Gloria Swanson are superb actors as well as writer/director/actor Erich Von Stroheim. I have a personal connection to this movie …
posted a Quick Tip about Ben-Hur. June 21, 2010
Ben-Hur
We watch this movie every Easter. Still powerful after all these years.
reviewed Sunset Boulevard (movie). June 12, 2010
Sunset Boulevard
Billy Wilder was a genius when it came to creating a story, he never leaves a stone unturned or a single character with out his or her own voice. Wilder   for years has been giving  moviegoers …
reviewed Them!. February 05, 2010
Them!
A little girl is found wandering in the desert, the sole survivor of her family, and the only word she can say is, "Them!" A local police officer (James Whitmore) and an FBI agent (James Arness) …
reviewed Destination Moon. February 05, 2010
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Destination Moon
The 1950's were quite correctly known as a time when the overwhelming majority of science fiction movies were horrendous in plot and special effects. However, there was one spectacular exception and that …
posted a Quick Tip about All That Heaven Allows. August 30, 2009
All that Heaven Allows starring Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman
The original cougar?? All That Heaven Allows stars Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson, older woman, younger man, multi-themed, great supporting cast
reviewed Titanic (1953 movie). June 01, 2009
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Titanic
With the recent passing of the final surviving passenger on the Titanic, Millvina Dean, it seems quite timely for me to be reviewing the 1953 film version starring Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Wagner.   &nb …
reviewed Ben-Hur. April 06, 2009
Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur is # 100 on AFI's top 100. I really.... really liked this film. I expected to have a tough time staying interested because it was produced twenty years before I was born and of course it took …
reviewed Royal Wedding. February 12, 2009
Royal Wedding
A brother-sister dance team go to England to perform at the time of Princess Elizabeth's wedding. Both siblings are devoted to the act and claim to have no interest in romance, but (surprise!) they both …
reviewed Plan 9 from Outer Space. January 06, 2009
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Pros: It's bad!     Cons: It will never be seen by holier-than-thou film students     The Bottom Line: The original so good it's bad movie!     …
reviewed The Angry Red Planet. May 29, 2008
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Pros: Decent acting, interesting story, FUN visuals.     Cons: Cheesy dialog and effects. (Possibly a pro, depending on point of view)     The Bottom Line: This …
reviewed Ben-Hur. April 16, 2008
Ben-Hur
It's definitely one of my favorites of all time because it's got stuff that most movies don't have: Everything. MGM and company unintentionally created a work of popular art that could only be fully appreciated …
reviewed Sunset Boulevard (movie). January 22, 2007
Sunset Boulevard
"I AM big! It's the PICTURES that got small!"    So we have one of the best, most remembered lines from Billy Wilder's best film, the other well known line being "Alright, Mr de Mile. …
reviewed Sunset Boulevard (movie). December 29, 2005
Sunset Boulevard
There were a few things which drew me to "Sunset Blvd.". For one thing, it's one of David Lynch's favorite films, and he is my favorite director. Second, it has a five-star rating on Amazon. Not even …
reviewed Sunset Boulevard (movie). May 08, 2005
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Sunset Boulevard
SUNSET BOULEVARD is Billy Wilder at his scintillating-best. Gloria Swanson turns in the performance of her career as Norma Desmond, the faded silent movie star looking to make her comeback, and William …
reviewed All That Heaven Allows. April 23, 2005
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All that Heaven Allows starring Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman
Pros: acting, scenery, directing, story     Cons: none     The Bottom Line: : )     It doesn’t get any better than this - handsome leading …
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