Monthly Archives: April 2016

Biblical Epics Reviewed by Anita: ****

As Easter passed and big block busters are coming out for the summer I started thinking about one of my favorite genres and that is Biblical films. They have it all.  Sweeping stories that are relatively straight forward.  Great elements … Continue reading

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The Front Page (1931) – reviewed by George

This is structured like a screwball comedy, but I only laughed once. The corrupt mayor (played by James Gordon) and the corrupt sheriff (Clarence H. Wilson) of a large midwestern city have created a “press room”, complete with telephones for every … Continue reading

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Give a Girl a Break (1953) – reviewed by George

This is a minor musical (a “B” picture), but it’s still lots of fun. Felix Jordan, the Broadway producer (Larry Keating), is deep into rehearsals with his new show when the female star, Janet Hallson (Donna Martell) walks out. Panic … Continue reading

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Ella Raines Double Feature: Phantom Lady (1944) and The Second Face (1950) – reviewed by George

Ella Raines was a lovely young actress of the 40s and 50s. She started her career with five “A” movies in a row, one of them “Phantom Lady”, and continued to make quality films along with the occasional “B” picture such … Continue reading

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Arabesque (1966) – reviewed by George

“Arabesque” means either s decorative design that employs outlines of living things to form a pattern of interlaced lines, or a ballet position. After thinking that neither definition applied, I decided that the design thing actually works, because the crucial … Continue reading

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Finian’s Rainbow (1968) – reviewed by George

My first viewing of Fred Astaire’s last film – and what a film! How can I not have seen this before? I was certainly going to the movies in 1968, but maybe this was a road-show with higher-priced tickets. It … Continue reading

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Working Girl (1988) – reviewed by George

If you believe in Equal Pay for Equal Work, in a chance based on ability rather than background, in that commercial for the online college where the woman sings “A degree is a degree, You’re gonna want someone like me, … Continue reading

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Man with a Million (1954) – reviewed by George

Gregory Peck stars in this comedy about money, or more precisely people’s attitudes toward money. Peck plays Henry Adams, an American who ends up stranded in England without any cash at all. Hypocrisy is everywhere; for instance, the American Consulate … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

Hi, Anita! Boy, am I glad to see a post from You! Cannot wait to read a new review from the distaff side of the team. You have been seriously missed, my dear. Hey, and thanks for the beer! Love … Continue reading

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I’m Back!

Hello my friends and readers and George. I’m sorry for being incog-Anita but I’ve had issues with converting to Windows 10. Also I don’t have internet at home so it’s been challenging. But folks I’m BACK and ready to go. … Continue reading

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