Monthly Archives: February 2018

Carole Lombard in “Man of the World” (1931) – reviewed by George

Wiliam Powell stars as Jimmie Powers, now living in Paris and calling himself Michael Trevor. As Trevor he runs a small English-language newspaper slanted toward American and British tourists. But his real income is from blackmail. He has two helpers … Continue reading

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The Paradine Case (1947) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 34th film is a courtroom drama produced by David O. Selznick who held Hitchcock’s contract. The film stars Gregory Peck as Anthony Keane, a defense attorney; Ann Todd (on loan from J. Arthur Rank) as Gay Keane, his … Continue reading

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A Monster Calls (2016) – reviewed by George

The story of Conor, a youth, no longer a boy and not yet a man, whose father has remarried and moved all the way from Britain to Los Angeles, whose mother has a serious illness and spends more time in … Continue reading

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Murdoch Mysteries: “Under the Dragon’s Tail” (2005) – reviewed by George

The last of the three Murdoch Mysteries TV movies starring Peter Outerbridge is, in many ways, the best. An abortionist, Dolly Capshaw (Ann Holloway), has been murdered – struck in the head with the handle of a fireplace poker, then … Continue reading

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Commentary by Anita-British TV PBS

I’ve been watching a few series that can be either streamed or viewed on Netflix as well as Amazon Prime.  I’d like to suggest some of them here. Britannia is awesome.  If you liked or like Game of Thrones, as … Continue reading

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The Dress Maker 2015-Reviewed by Anita ****

Set in 1950’s this comedy-drama is great.  Kate Winslet is excellent as the lead Tilly Dunnage who as a child is banished from her home-town for the murder of one of her classmates in 1926.  25 years later Dunnage returns … Continue reading

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Season Two, Disc One (1965) – reviewed by George

This second season is in color! Episode 1: Alexander the Greater Affair, Part One Mr. Alexander (Guest Star Rip Torn) steals a canister of a new secret gas which renders people docile – takes the fight right out of them. … Continue reading

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Vasiliy Livanov is Sherlock Holmes in “His Last Bow” and “The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans” [Russian Title “The Twentieth Century Approaches”] (1986) – reviewed by George

Mr. Victor Hatherly, hydraulics engineer, is summoned by Colonel Lysander Stark to do a job in absolute secrecy for fifty guineas for one night’s work: closer to one hour’s work says Stark, for all we want is to know exactly … Continue reading

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Murdoch Mysteries: “Poor Tom Is Cold” (2004) – reviewed by George

Like the first film, the second of three TV movies introducing Detective William Murdoch to a wider audience is outstanding. Constable Oliver Wicken (Philip Graeme), Murdoch’s right-hand man in the first movie, is found dead in a shed or out-building. … Continue reading

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Hayley Mills in “The Parent Trap 2” (1986) – reviewed by George

With the twins grown up, we now have Sharon (Hayley Mills) divorced and living with her daughter Nikki Ferris (Carrie Kei Heim) in Tampa. She is planning to move the two of them to New York soon so has enrolled … Continue reading

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