Monthly Archives: July 2018

Torn Curtain (1966) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 51st film has a lot to offer. The title refers to the Iron Curtain, and not exactly tearing it down, but at least punching a few holes in it, are Paul Newman and Julie Andrews. The film is … Continue reading

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Note on “Seven Chances” by George

Just now I turned on the TV/VDR and learned I had left the disc of “Seven Chances” in the machine, with the Special Features on (without my knowledge). Also included on the Kino disc is a short from 1904 titled “How … Continue reading

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“Seven Chances” (1925) – reviewed by George

“Seven Chances” is simply one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen. It’s a black-and-white film, but the sequences at the start are in color: it’s summertime and Jimmie Shannon (Buster Keaton) and Mary Jones (Ruth Dwyer) are standing at … Continue reading

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Season Three, Disc Three (1966) – reviewed by George

Episode 7: The Thor Affair Illya and Solo  (David McCallum and Robert Vaughn) arrive somewhere in the Indian subcontinent in a country where Fazir Nahdi (CoStar Harry Davis) is the President. He is fasting (17 days and counting) in order … Continue reading

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Black Panther (2009) – reviewed by George

This animated miniseries was shown on BET in 6 half hour segments (actually 20-21 minutes due to commercials) in 2009. It tells the same basic story as the live-action movie,  but has some really impressive differences. It starts in the … Continue reading

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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and Edward Hardwicke as John Watson in “The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes” (1991) – reviewed by George

Robin Ellis and Frank Grimes as Sir Robert Norberton and John Mason in “Shoscombe Old Place” Sherlock has been reading newspapers and throwing them about, and he suddenly stops and asks Watson about Sir Robert Norberton. Watson’s quick reply is … Continue reading

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Season Three, Disc Two (1966) – reviewed by George

Episode # 4: The Super-Colossal Affair Mr. Frank Cariago (Bernard Fein) has come to Sicily at the request (demand) of his Uncle Giuliano (Guest Star J. Carrol Naish) who is upset. “It’s not the money,” he says, “its the ingratitude”. … Continue reading

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Randolph Scott in “To the Last Man” (1933) – reviewed by George

The movie begins at the end of the Civil War in April, 1865. Mark Hayden (Egon Brecher) hopes he never hears another shot fired in his life. And Jeff Morley (Fuzzy Knight) says, “And you goin’ to Kentucky!” Mark replies, … Continue reading

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Marnie (1964) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 50th film is disappointing. It’s not suspense, it’s mystery, and the mystery is psychological and slight. The mystery is “Who the hell IS Marnie? Why does she freak at the sight of red (red flowers, red ink)?” She’s … Continue reading

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“Sharper Objects” on HBO (2018) – reviewed by George

Last night was the second hour of eight, and I bailed about halfway through. I love Amy Adams. She’s really super. And I’m crazy for Gillian Flynn; I think “Gone Girl” was the best movie that year. But the one … Continue reading

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