Monthly Archives: September 2016

Lucky Me (1954) – reviewed by George

Directed by Jack Donohue, with songs by Sammy Fain (music) and Paul Francis Webster (lyrics), this is, according to Netflix, one of the first musicals filmed in CinemaScope, but the script doesn’t really present any reason to use wide-screen, except … Continue reading

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The Red Lily (1924) – reviewed by George

This silent film, both written and directed by Fred Niblo, is really a pleasure to look at. The placement of the actors is marvelous, with a lot of full-figure shots and almost no close-ups. Medium shots are favored when normally … Continue reading

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The Murder at Road Hill House (2011) – reviewed by George

This British television movie, based on a true crime book by Kate Summerscale, was written by Neil McKay and directed by James Hawes. It is excellent in every department, and I suppose that excellence is what caused the creation of … Continue reading

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Cult Classic Season Comment By Anita

Fall is in the air.  We are rushing about getting wood ready for the stove, canning up summer veggies and even making a jar of jelly or two.  The birds  and local pole cats are hunkering down for the coming … Continue reading

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The House of Mystery (1923) – reviewed by George

An adult serial rather than one for children, “The House of Mystery” consists of 10 episodes with a total length of 6 hours. It is also a silent film, and a French film, wherein the dialogue cards have English subtitles … Continue reading

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Timeline (2003) – reviewed by George

Directed by Richard Donner, from a Screenplay by Jeff MaGuire and George Nolfi, and based on the Novel by Michael Crichton, with Caleb Deschanel as Director of Photography, “Timeline” is an exciting and frenetic film. It’s so frenetic that my … Continue reading

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The Walk (2015) – reviewed by George

Previously I have reviewed, on 10-30-15, “The Man Who Walked between the Towers ” (2005), and, on 3-12-16, “Man on Wire” (2008). The first is a short animated film, and the second is a feature-length documentary with news footage, interviews, … Continue reading

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American Horror Story, Season 6, “?6”, Episode 1, My Roanoke Nightmare – reviewed by George

With no solid information available, I decided to watch the first episode of the new season to see what “?6” means. In an attempt to imitate reality shows, Lily Rabe and Andre Holland play a married couple speaking in turns … Continue reading

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Swamp Water (1941) – reviewed by George

When I saw this listed on TCM I was excited to get a chance to see it again after many years. I could only remember that it starred Dana Andrews, Jean Peters, and Walter Brennan, and took place in and … Continue reading

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The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, Set 1, Disc 4 (1971) – reviewed by George

In this final group of episodes we find some of the best stories of the series. I hope to get to Set Two soon. 11. Donald Sinden as Romney Pringle in “The Assyrian Rejuvenator” by Clifford Ashdown, dramatized by Julian Bond, … Continue reading

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