Monthly Archives: June 2017

Peter Cushing is Sherlock Holmes in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1958) – reviewed by George

This Peter Cushing vehicle is the first Holmes in color, but that very thing is what makes this version somewhat disappointing. You know how I complain about underlit scenes, but this whole movie is overlit, filmed in beautiful color, with … Continue reading

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Shaun of the Dead (2004) – reviewed by George

Wow! I thought this was a zombie comedy! Well, I laughed three or four times. There’s a scene where Shaun is leading his intrepid party of six (including Shaun) through back yards to avoid the zombie hordes, and he shows … Continue reading

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The Pleasure Garden (1925) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock had been a title designer and an assistant director and had directed an unfinished film, and a short for which he was uncredited. So The Pleasure Garden, a British-German coproduction shot almost entirely in Munich, counts as his … Continue reading

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The Babadook (2014) – reviewed by George

This Australian horror movie is also a psychological study of a mother and child. The mother Amelia (Essie Davis) both loves and dislikes her six-year-old son Samuel (Noah Wiseman), whom she can’t help blaming for the death of the husband/father, … Continue reading

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Noose (1948) – reviewed by George

While imdb.com lists this film as “The Silk Noose”, the title given on my Region 2 DVD is simply “Noose”. And it is a British film. A post-WW II gangster film, “Noose” pits an Italian immigrant to London, Sugiani (Joseph … Continue reading

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Ronald Howard is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” – Episodes 34-39 – reviewed by George

#34. The Case of the Royal Murder Holmes (Ronald Howard) has solved an extraordinary case involving the theft of state secrets from a foreign embassy in London. Holmes effectively saved the throne for the Balkan monarch King Conrad (Jacques Dacqmine), … Continue reading

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My Cousin Rachel (1952)-Reviewed by Anita ***

Currently a remake of My Cousin Rachel has just hit theaters.  I understand it is not doing too bad.  Before you see the newest version I would like to invite you to see George Cukor/Henry Koster’s  version starring Richard Burton as Philip … Continue reading

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It (1927) – reviewed by George

This is the first Clara Bow movie I’ve ever seen, and knowing that this film labeled her forever as “The It Girl” is pretty much the extent of my knowledge about her life and career. Well, she has “IT” in … Continue reading

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Ronald Howard is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1954-1955) – Episodes 27-33 – reviewed by George

27. The Case of the Perfect Husband After a truly wonderful and delightful First Anniversary party the happy couple is finally alone, and the husband, Russell Partridge (Michael Gough), known as a successful art collector, casually tells his wife Janet … Continue reading

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Immortals (2011)- Reviewed by Anita: **

Director Tarsem Singh has melded a world of real sets and CGI work.  It has a rear visual frame-work and it is creative.  That is about it folks.  I really did not like this movie. The story-telling is boring and … Continue reading

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