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reviewed The Turning Point. February 20, 2012
The Turning Point
Years after she quit the ballet to marry and raise a family, Deedee (Shirley MacLaine) is reunited with her her old company and old friend/ rival Emma (Anne Bancroft). Deedee always wondered if settling …
reviewed Bad Man's River. May 04, 2011
Bad Man's River
This film is about schlemiels and schlemazels and a con-artist. A schlemiel is a person who does stupid acts, while a schlemazel is one who has bad luck. The schlemiel is like the idiot who insists on …
posted a Quick Tip about Network (1976 movie). October 21, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Network
Ultimately this is a scary movie (horror in the real sense not the gory kind). http://www.lunch.com/Reviews/movie/Network-1021596.html?cid=13
reviewed Damnation Alley. October 06, 2010
Damnation Alley
It started OK, but when I saw th e "giant"(maybe dog sized?) scorpions, I knew this was going to be a bit painful to watch. But I endured to the end. The sky effects were cool though.   …
reviewed F for Fake. August 26, 2010
F for Fake
Orson Welles’ 1973 docu-drama “F For Fake” is the last major film completed by Orson Welles, who directed, co-wrote, and starred in the film. Initially released in 1974, it focuses …
reviewed Divorce His, Divorce Hers (1973). August 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Divorce His, Divorce Hers (1973)
This may be a good film but I cannot tell because the copy I received is horrible but then I only paid a penny for it. The sound is off as is the color and the picture is totally blurred. I learned never …
posted a Quick Tip about Time After Time. June 07, 2010
posted in Forbidden Planet
Time After Time
Jack the Ripper jumps in a spare time machine created by H.G. Wells and appears in 1970s San Francisco. The chase through the Embarcadero was fun and H.G. Wells ordering at McDonalds was hilarious. Great …
reviewed F for Fake. January 29, 2010
F for Fake
   "F for Fake," the last film Orson Welles saw to completion, is nothing if not complicated.  Like the man himself, this film wanders and ambles, drifts, is occasionally …
reviewed Time After Time. December 12, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Time After Time
On a whim, I decided to pick up this movie, and I'm so very glad that I did! TIME AFTER TIME (1979) combines romance and thriller aspects into a fascinating time-travel story; and stars Malcolm McDowell …
posted a Quick Tip about Chinatown (1974). December 04, 2009
Chinatown
Decent modern film noir, but I prefer the real 1930s film noir! Great casting, Nicholson is perfect.
reviewed Network (1976 movie). June 25, 2009
posted in Screen Gems
Network
When Paddy Chayefsky's "Network" opened in theaters back in 1976 it created quite a stir all across America.  "Network" boasted an all-star cast that included such …
reviewed La Cage Aux Folles (1978 movie). May 11, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
La Cage Aux Folles (1979)
"La Cage aux Folles"    Wonderful    Amos Lassen and Cinema Pride    Looking back at my DVD collection, I realized I had never written a review …
reviewed Network (1976 movie). February 16, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Network
Pros: Story, satire, maturity, acting      Cons: Speechifying and Dunaway's screaming gets pretty old.      The Bottom Line: I think many will find the themes …
reviewed Chinatown (1974). December 19, 2006
Chinatown
Experiencing older Hollywood films, films made in the era when script, direction, cinematography, lighting, musical scoring and acting became melded together in an intricate but cohesive escapist adventure, …
reviewed Time After Time. November 20, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Time After Time
Malcom McDowell gives his best and most amusing performance (I think it was better than A Clockwork Orange) as HG Wells chasing Jack the Ripper, played in excellent sinister fashion by David Warner (does …
reviewed Network (1976 movie). September 12, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Network
After almost 30 years, people continue to disagree about Network which received an Academy Award for best film. No one questions the quality of acting. Finch, Dunaway, and Straight received Academy Awards; …
reviewed La Cage Aux Folles (1978 movie). September 11, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
La Cage Aux Folles (1979)
Pros: ..     Cons: ..     The Bottom Line: _____________        When they say the 1996 The Birdcage was based on La Cage aux folles, …
reviewed Chinatown (1974). July 17, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Chinatown
The film's title refers to an area of Los Angeles where private investigator J.J. Gittes (Nicholson) once served as a police officer. It also suggests the difficulties of finding one's way in unfamiliar …
reviewed Time After Time. March 02, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
Time After Time
Pros: good story, acting     Cons: none     The Bottom Line: Let your imagination soar        Just imagine that time travel can exist, …
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