Monthly Archives: January 2019

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Season 4, Disc 5 (1967) – reviewed by George

Episode 13: The Maze Affair Solo (Robert Vaughn) and Illya (David McCallum) enter the tailor shop/dry cleaning establishment of Mr. Del Florio (Charles Mayer) and pass through the changing cubicle into U.N.C.L.E. HQ. They are followed very quickly by a … Continue reading

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Beau Bridges is The Man in the Iron Mask in “The 5th Musketeer” (1979) – reviewed by George

This feature, shot in Austria, follows most of the happenings in the story, but makes some really nice changes too. D’Artagnan (Cornel Wilde) meets Colbert (Rex Harrison) in the woods and they ride on together, watched by an emissary of … Continue reading

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Murder in the Music Hall (1946) – reviewed by George

This is a Republic picture, and Republic was home to all manner of B movies. Herbert Yates, who ran the studio, brought Vera Hruba over from Czechoslovakia to be the new Sonja Henie and star in ice dancing movies for … Continue reading

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Royal Hearts (2018) – reviewed by George

Kelly (Cindy Busby) is teaching a high school English class about Jane Austen, and says, “The lessons of gentility and respect still have a place in the world today.” The students aren’t listening and when the bell rings they cannot … Continue reading

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Ex Libris: A Film by Frederick Wiseman: The New York Public Library (2017) – reviewed by George

I wanted to see this, but I have had it since Sept. 4 of last year, and have been put off by its length: 3 hours and 25 minutes. Finally a few days ago I said alright, the time has … Continue reading

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Douglas Henshall is Arthur Conan Doyle in “The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle” (2005) – reviewed by George

This BBC film is extraordinary – part biography of Doyle and part psychological analysis of the man. Henshall does an amazing job, but as good as all the actors are, the standout performance is by Tim McInnerny as Selden, the … Continue reading

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Season 4, Disc 4 (1967) – reviewed by George

Episode 10: The Survival School Affair Solo (Robert Vaughn) is on a last minute assignment, so Mr. Waverly (Leo G. Carroll) sends Ilya (David McCallum) in his place on a rare Ilya-only adventure to investigate a tip that a Thrush … Continue reading

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Meghan Markle in “Dater’s Handbook” (2016) – reviewed by George

In Denver, Cass (Meghan Markle) is taking an early-morning hike with her dog Duke, and when they get back to the apartment, she eats while watching “Denver Today” where Dr. Susie (Teryl Rothery) is being interviewed about her new book, … Continue reading

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Christmas at Grand Valley (2018) – reviewed by George

I found this overlooked on my Tivo and instead of waiting for next Christmas I just decided to review it now. After all, the Spirit of Christmas should reside with us all year long. Right? Of course I’m right! Kelly … Continue reading

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Christopher Robin (2018) – reviewed by George

An English boy leaves his toys behind, even those which? who? are wonderful friends, and goes to boarding school. He has to come back unexpectedly when his father dies, and youth is over. The toys, which were packed away anyway, … Continue reading

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