Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Ghost Walks (1934) – reviewed by George

This movie is so much like something else I’ve seen, but I can’t figure out what, and I could find no evidence that this film was ever remade. Please, if you know something “leave a comment” (at the bottom of … Continue reading

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Douglas Wilmer is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1964-1965): Episodes 9-11 – reviewed by George

9. Charles Augustus Milverton A tale of blackmail with a particularly unappealing little blackmailer, snide, disgustingly confident, unfeeling, and prissy. That is C. A. Milverton (Barry Jones). He blackmails the wife of a government official, Lady Farningham (Stephanie Bidmead – … Continue reading

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Kill Me Three Times (2014) – reviewed by George

This is a really good movie, with some clever ideas of story telling. The movie actually starts three times (hence the title) and tells the same basic story in different ways, such that you get more information with each telling. … Continue reading

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The Farmer’s Wife (1928) – reviewed by George

A;fred Hitchcock’s sixth film is a domestic comedy, at least once you get past the set-up. The stars are Jameson Thomas as Farmer Sweetland, Lilian Hall-Davis as his housekeeper Araminta Dench, and Gordon Harker as his handyman Churdles Ash. Mrs. … Continue reading

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Douglas Wilmer is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1964-1965): Episodes 5-8 – reviewed by George

5. The Red-Headed League Jabez Wilson (Toke Townley) has fiery red hair. He also has a new assistant, Vincent Spaulding (David Andrews) in his shop. Vincent tells him about the Red-Headed League and how he would be foolish not to … Continue reading

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Cool Runnings (1993) – reviewed by George

Disney has a long history of producing sports pictures that are both inspirational and openly emotional. And they sure got me with this one. Toward the end I had tears running down my cheeks. If you watch the film, you … Continue reading

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The World’s End (2013) – reviewed by George

At 19 years of age five graduating seniors in Newton Haven decide to conquer The Golden Mile – a pub crawl of Newton Haven’s 12 pubs, drinking a pint in each. They are Gary King, the leader, who uses the … Continue reading

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‘Will’ TV series (2017) Reviewed by Anita ***

Do you like Shakespeare?  Do you get what he is saying?  I do, and I do again.  A new series is airing Monday nights on TNT called ‘Will’ .  There are 10 episodes and it just started July 10 so you have … Continue reading

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Beguiled (1971) Reviewed by Anita ****

Looking for a  creepy, American Gothic story?  This one is a good one.  Beguiled (the 1971 version) is twisted, openly dealing with sexuality on a raw animal level.  Very organic in feel.  Directed by Don Siegel, the story is based on … Continue reading

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Downhill (1927) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s fifth movie is based on a tale by David L’Estrange, with a screenplay by Eliot Stannard. Like “The Lodger” it stars Ivor Novello, but in this case the leading lady is Isabel Jeans, who appeared in a couple … Continue reading

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