Monthly Archives: September 2018

The Hangman Waits (1947) – reviewed by George

This is a rather amateurish British film from 1947, when possibly the British film industry was still in the throes of recovery from WWII. Or maybe it’s just from a small studio that was created hastily to try to make … Continue reading

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The Shape of Water (2017) – reviewed by George

Set in the early 60’s (Dobie Gillis is on TV, and the kids would rather watch Bonanza), this fantasy fairy tale has wonder and magical happenings, but it also has Cold War spying and obstruction. An amphibian man (Doug Jones) … Continue reading

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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes, Edward Hardwicke as John Watson, and Charles Gray as Mycroft Holmes in “The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes” (1994) – reviewed by George

Phyllis Calvert, Barbara Hicks, Richard Caldicott, Jon Finch, and Gavin O’Herlihy as Agnes Garrideb, Emily Garrideb, Nathan Garrideb, Count Sylvius, and John Garrideb in “The Mazarin Stone” Sherlock announces to Watson that he is leaving for the highlands and plans … Continue reading

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Girl Shy (1924) – reviewed by George

A Poor Boy, Harold Meadows (Harold Lloyd), who works as an apprentice in his uncle Jerry’s tailor shop, is so afraid of girls that he studies them carefully, and the more he learns the more he fears them. He lives … Continue reading

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The Tall T (1957) – reviewed by George

This is a change for Randolph Scott: as Pat Brennan he’s a little thinner, and his character has a humorous way of looking at life, no steely-eyed resolve here. At least until he meets the bad guys. But before that … Continue reading

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John Wayne as Tom Wayne (D’Artagnan) in “The Three Musketeers” (1933) – reviewed by George

This black-and-white 12-chapter serial is out of chronological order because last week I did not know it existed. And maybe it doesn’t really matter, because while the names are used (sort of) the plot is completely different. Tom Wayne (John … Continue reading

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She’s Funny That Way (2014) – reviewed by George

Isabella Patterson, whose real name is Izzie Finkelstein (Imogen Poots), is being interviewed by Judy (Iliana Douglas) about how she became a movie star, and she is happy to talk about her life. Judy is a cynic and at first … Continue reading

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Phantom (2012) – reviewed by George

I didn’t realize until I watched the special features that “submarine movies” are a separate classification under “war movies”, but it makes sense.┬áThis one is really good, really suspenseful, and features really high stakes. Demi (Ed Harris) is a Russian … Continue reading

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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes, Charles Gray as Mycroft Holmes, and Edward Hardwicke as John Watson in “The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes” (1994) – reviewed by George

Frank Finlay, Anna Carteret, Patricia Kerrigan, and Nigel Planer as Professor Coram, Anna, Abigail Grosby, and Inspector Hopkins in “The Golden Pince-Nez” In this episode Watson is stuck in his surgery due to terrible weather producing many illnesses. But Mycroft … Continue reading

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Krystal (2018) – reviewed by George

This is a very good and very funny movie, and I lapped it up like a cat with a saucer of milk. The hero is Taylor Ogburn (Nick Robinson) and his opening narration is a string of jewels. There are … Continue reading

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