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reviewed It's a Wonderful Life (1947 movie). December 27, 2013
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It's a Wonderful Life
I looked up the writers of the classic Frank Capra flick It's a Wonderful Life. Capra's name was among them, and when I did some further-depth research about his own life, I was a little surprised to …
reviewed Gone with the Wind. July 18, 2012
Gone with the Wind
You've probably run into one of the many iconic posters of Gone with the Wind, so you recognize the scene: The two main characters, Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler, locked in passionate embrace, staring …
reviewed Song of the Thin Man. December 26, 2011
Song of the Thin Man is a sad-sweet experience, something like meeting a good friend you haven't seen in years and realizing how much affection you still have for him... but also how much you both …
reviewed Sunny (1941 movie). November 22, 2011
Sunny
Anna Neagle, one of Britain's greatest stage and screen stars, who enjoyed huge success from the early Thirties on, had the misfortune to come to America for RKO in 1939. She had the wisdom to make …
reviewed Calendar Girl. November 12, 2011
Calendar Girl
The mid-Forties were a time of turn-of-the-century nostalgia by Hollywood studios and the ticket buyers. Provided the actors looked wholesome, the sets were elaborate and the songs appealing, a lot of …
reviewed Island of Lost Souls (1932). November 10, 2011
Dr. Moreau: What is the law?   Sayer of the Law: Not to eat meat, that is the law. Are we not men?   Beasts: Are we not men?       Dr. Moreau: What is the …
reviewed Citizen Kane. October 17, 2011
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Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane      "Rosebud..."       "Welles's accidental semi-autobiographical film stops trying to tell a good story, but tells a story …
reviewed The Duke Is Tops. June 23, 2011
The Duke Is Tops
If The Duke Is Tops needs to be remembered today, it's for two reasons. First, this was Lena Horne's first movie. She was 21 and still has a little baby fat. The voice catches you immediately. …
reviewed Yellow Sky. June 21, 2011
Yellow Sky
When it comes to the movies, in my opinion craftsmanship trumps art most of the time. William Wellman's Yellow Sky is a movie with an intriguing story-line, strong characters in conflict, well-paced …
reviewed Circus of Fear. June 07, 2011
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Circus of Fear
With a title like Circus of Fear and a star named Christopher Lee, I think it's fair to assume that the movie probably features psychopathic clowns, murderous midgets, a trapeze made of razor wire …
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!"   …
posted a Quick Tip about TCM (Turner Classic Movies). April 25, 2011
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TCM (Turner Classic Movies)
Other than The History Channel, Turner Classic Movies is my favorite channel. With a steady stream of classic films shown unedited, uncensored, commercial free, and in their original theatrical exhibition …
posted a Quick Tip about Yankee Doodle Dandy. April 18, 2011
Yankee Doodle Dandy
Can't go wrong with James Cagney. If you're a lover of dance, his style of tap is the most unique and completely addictive to watch
posted a Quick Tip about Singing in the Rain. April 18, 2011
Singing in the Rain
Make em Laugh. best routine in musical history along with Singing in the Rain.
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 A Damsel in Distress. April 03, 2011
A Damsel in Distress
From 1933 with Flying Down to Rio to 1939 with The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, Fred Astaire made 10 movies. All except one had him partnered with Ginger Rogers. By 1937 he decided he wanted a break, …
reviewed Angel Face. March 24, 2011
Angel Face
Diane Tremayne (Jean Simmons) should be everything Frank Jessup (Robert Mitchum) could ever want. She's young, beautiful and rich. The trouble is, she arranges "accidents."       …
reviewed Niagara. March 04, 2011
Niagara is a second-rate A movie struggling with only partial success to be a first-rate B movie. What it needs is Audrey Totter as Rose Loomis instead of Marilyn Monroe and Charles McGraw as George Loomis …
reviewed The Razor's Edge (1946). March 04, 2011
The Razor's Edge (1946)
What if Somerset Maugham had written a novel about a coal miner who decided to search for transcendental enlightenment by trying to join a country club? If he had, he could have called it The Razor's …
reviewed The Black Cat (1934). February 28, 2011
"I go to visit an old friend," says Dr. Vitus Werdegast to Peter and Joan Alison, the young newlyweds he met on the train moving through a rain-swept night. Their destination is the small, picturesque …
reviewed The Lady from Shanghai. February 20, 2011
The Lady from Shanghai
Watch The Lady from Shanghai and then outline the plot. Watch it again, if you like, or perhaps three times. And don’t peek at Wikipedia. I gave up, but I still enjoyed the movie a great deal. I …
posted a Quick Tip about Niagara. December 17, 2010
I see where the average rating for this film is 3.4. Think that nails it pretty well. "Niagara" is by no means a classic but I found it to be a highly entertaining motion picture. Lots of twists and turns …
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
reviewed Yankee Doodle Dandy. November 17, 2010
Yankee Doodle Dandy
It took me years to finally get a copy of this film, but when I did, it was worth the wait. Having enjoyed Cagney's cameo as George M. Cohan in The Seven Little Foys (only one scene, but he completely …
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!!
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