Monthly Archives: February 2017

Episode 2 of “Big Little Lies” – reviewed by George

In the first episode it seemed that the women were downstage and the men were way, way in the background. Now in episode 2 we see more of the husbands – enough that the murder victim could be one of … Continue reading

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The Shallows (2016) – reviewed by George

Filmed in Australia, this woman-vs.-shark movie is an exercise in suspense and fear. Nancy (Blake Lively), a medical student who has been questioning her desire to be a doctor, has taken time off to travel to Mexico and see the … Continue reading

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Episode 1 of “Big Little Lies” – reviewed by George

Dear Anita, I was drawn to this too, mainly because of Nicole Kidman, about whom I’ve been crazy since “Five Mile Creek” and “Moulin Rouge” (totally off the subject musing: Why doesn’t the Disney Channel show “Five Mile Creek” again?). … Continue reading

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Big Little Lies (2017) Reviewed by Anita-***.5

HBO ran a promotional over the four-day weekend and I happened upon a new mini-series Big Little Lies  featuring a few stars, such as  Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Shealiene Woodley and Alexander Skarsgard.  Based on a crime drama by Liane … Continue reading

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Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes in “The Scarlet Claw” (1944) – reviewed by George

In the small Canadian village La Mort Rouge, strange lights have been seen on the moors, and the next day sheep are found with their throats torn out. So when Potts (Gerald Hamer), the mailman, driving out late to Penrose … Continue reading

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Elizabeth (1998) Reviewed by Anita-*****

Elizabeth is simply one of the most visually stunning films made.  Cinematographer Remi Adefarasin is an artist.  Rich, layered and colorful are how he shoots this epic event of history.   Set in 1558 Remi manages to create a world of … Continue reading

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Legend of Tarzan (2016) Reviewed by Anita-**

Legend of Tarzan is loud and violent as well as an action packed adventure.   Sadly, David Yates did not direct a film made for all ages as the original story is. This version is not children friendly, it is … Continue reading

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Bickering Happens – Comment by George

Because basically so far I have liked all of Anita’s reviews and she has been kind about mine, some people think the name of the blog is wrong. But gosh, we don’t always agree, and if you doubt me, read my … Continue reading

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Noah (2014) Reviewed by Anita- ****

This is obviously an American biblical epic.  Directed by Darren Aronofsky, it is (in my opinion) a beautiful interpretation.  I do enjoy big biblical films such as the ones made back in the 50’s and 60’s.  They tend to be … Continue reading

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Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) – reviewed by George

Well, I was really looking forward to seeing this and thinking it would be funny. Instead I found myself watching a film that unfolds rather like a disaster movie. First the storm appears and then the winds get faster and … Continue reading

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