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reviewed Grand Prix. May 28, 2011
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Grand Prix
If you like fast cars and the roaring sound of, "VAROOOOM!" this is the movie for you.  Or if you prefer soap opera romances and beautiful clothes, you, too, will like this movie.  …
posted a Quick Tip about Finian's Rainbow. April 11, 2011
I loathe musicals, but FINIAN'S RAINBOW -- for reasons I could never fathom -- I just love.  Great fanciful fun, and who couldn't fall in love with Petula Clark's Irish accent?  …
reviewed School for Soundrels (1960). March 29, 2011
School for Soundrels (1960)
"Oh, hard cheese, old chap!"       School for Scoundrels, that cheery, malicious British comedy of one-upmanship, was based on Stephen Potter's classic of underhanded …
reviewed The Day They Robbed The Bank Of England. September 02, 2010
The Day They Robbed The Bank Of England
John Guillermin’s 1960 crime caper “The Day They Robbed The Bank of England” is based on a legendary robbery.  This modest but proficient thriller pretty much tells you its plot …
reviewed Becket (1964 movie). August 26, 2010
Becket (1964)
OK, I'll play devil's advocate here with a less than glowing opinion. I enjoyed watching this DVD, but the screenplay, based on the stage play, is truly dated and inaccurate in many respects. …
posted a Quick Tip about West Side Story. August 24, 2010
West Side Story
Not so much!! I know it is a classic, it is lost on me.
reviewed Critic's Choice. December 28, 2009
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Critic's Choice
Based on Ira Levin's hit Broadway play, CRITIC'S CHOICE (1963) marked the final screen pairing for the beloved comedy duo Bob Hope and Lucille Ball; and I think it's the perfect last fling.     Parker …
reviewed The Singing Nun. December 28, 2009
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The Singing Nun
Nuns certainly were popular in the 1960s! Sally Field flew into living-rooms all over the world with TV's "The Flying Nun", Rosalind Russell tamed serial prankster Hayley Mills in "The Trouble with Angels"; …
reviewed The Day of the Triffids. June 21, 2009
The Day of the Triffids
American sailor Bill Masen (Howard Keel) is convalescing in a London hospital; his eyes are bandaged so he cannot watch the spectacular meteor shower with everyone else. Next morning, all who saw the …
reviewed Lolita. May 06, 2009
Lolita
Lolita is a film Stanley Kubrick made right after he was finished with the epic Spartacus. Based on the novel of the sane name, Kubrick turns the tale into a very dark comedy about a middle aged man (James …
reviewed Becket (1964 movie). February 25, 2008
Becket (1964)
OK, I'll play devil's advocate here with a less than glowing opinion. I enjoyed watching this DVD, but the screenplay, based on the stage play, is truly dated and inaccurate in many respects. Like all …
reviewed Lolita. July 13, 2007
Lolita
"How did they ever make a movie of 'Lolita'?" So teased the posters for Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's classic and highly controversial novel. Anyone who's read the book would wonder …
reviewed Becket (1964 movie). May 09, 2007
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Becket (1964)
"Becket"    Love vs. Power    Amos Lassen and Cinema Pride    "Becket" ranks as one of the finest films ever made. It has an engrossing story, …
reviewed Becket (1964 movie). February 17, 2004
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Becket (1964)
Peter Glenville's direction of this film in no way diminishes the quality of acting among members of the cast, notably Burton and O'Toole, both of whom were nominated for an Academy Award for best actor …
reviewed Lolita. January 22, 2004
Lolita
Kubrick's masterpiece of 1962 with James Mason & Shelley Winters. It far surpasses in every way the 1998 remake (although I loved Jeremy Iron's portrayal of Humbert). Sometimes the imagination is more …
reviewed Lolita. September 19, 2003
Lolita
This is a long film (152 minutes) and actually two-films-in-one. The first focuses on Humbert Humbert (James Mason) and his involvement with his landlady, Charlotte Haze (Shelley Winters), as well as …
reviewed The Singing Nun. April 26, 2003
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The Singing Nun
Pros: Hands down the music     Cons: it's old and cheesy     The Bottom Line: Good enough for the rabbit        Pick yourself back …
reviewed Lolita. July 15, 2002
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Lolita
Stanley Kubrick's film version of Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel LOLITA is one of his most under-rated masterpieces. Boasting fantastic performances by James Mason, Shelley Winters and Peter Sellers, …
reviewed Cleopatra. November 02, 2001
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Cleopatra
This is an outstanding presentation of the classic CLEOPATRA, renowned as being one of the costliest and most exessive movies ever made.Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Rex Harrison all give superb …
reviewed Can-Can. August 26, 2000
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Can-Can
Shirley MacLaine and Frank Sinatra kick up their heels in CAN-CAN, the sparkling film adaptation of the Cole Porter musical comedy.    The setting is the Montmatre district of Paris, …
reviewed Thrill of It All. June 19, 2000
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Thrill of It All
Doris Day and James Garner had a wonderful chemistry, first-evidenced when Universal paired them in THE THRILL OF IT ALL!, a bubbly romantic comedy about the tenacious power balance between husband and …
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