Monthly Archives: March 2017

Waxworks (1924) – reviewed by George

I thought this German expressionist film would be a horror film, but it seems to me that it is a drama with horror elements. At a carnival, still going strong after dark due to lots of lights, and sporting blue-tint, … Continue reading

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Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes in “Terror by Night” (1946) – reviewed by George

More claustrophobic than “Pursuit to Algiers”, which took place on a small ship, here the audience is pretty much confined with the actors in a single railroad car with a number of cabins. The movie actually begins with a prologue … Continue reading

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Episode 6 of “Big Little Lies” – reviewed by George

Many of these characters sport fire-arms; Jane took hers with her when she went to confront her rapist. Incidentally, I completely misread that incident. It wasn’t that he didn’t recognize her. He wasn’t the one. So of course he didn’t … Continue reading

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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) – reviewed by George

This is exciting and suspenseful, really ramped up with action. In a dystopian future Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) is the leader of a colony of survivors, well-organized, either by Joe or a predecessor. They live in a place called The … Continue reading

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Doctor Strange (2016) – reviewed by George

I watched this DVD starting at 11:45 A.M. today, and I have to say this must be the darkest movie ever made. I could be wrong, it might just be ONE of the darkest, but I was in the den … Continue reading

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Episode 5 of “Big Little Lies” – reviewed by George

I recorded this last Sunday and finally watched it today. A jerk I used to work for would say, “Lack of interest is the only explanation.” And yet… More of the same, except Jane (Shaillene Woodley) travels to San Luis … Continue reading

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Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes in “Pursuit to Algiers” (1945) – reviewed by George

Out on an evening stroll Holmes (Rathbone) and Watson (Nigel Bruce) see a newspaper. The emeralds of the Duchess of Brookdale have been stolen, and Holmes assures Watson that their fishing trip will not be affected – he will definitely … Continue reading

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That Man from Rio (1964) – reviewed by George

An adventurous comedy or a comic adventure? I choose the latter. I laughed a lot, but the thrill is the thing. Jean Paul Belmondo stars as Adrien, a French airman on leave, and Francoise Dorleac stars as Agnes, his girlfriend … Continue reading

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This Means War (2012) – reviewed by George

As you watch this explosively noisy battle between two close friends in the CIA over a woman, you first feel it is meant for 13-year-olds. But as you watch (if you stick with it) you realize that this is explosively … Continue reading

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Movie Quote # 8 – The Bandwagon (1953)

Lester and Lily Marton (Oscar Levant and Nanette Fabray) have finished writing their latest Broadway musical and have partnered with director Jeffrey Cordova (Jack Buchanan). They have convinced Broadway hoofer Tony Hunter (Fred Astaire) to star, but they want ballet … Continue reading

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