Monthly Archives: February 2020

Rita Hayworth in “You Were Never Lovelier” (1942) – reviewed by George

The Palermo Race Track in Buenos Aires – Robert Davis (Fred Astaire), who appears to be a horse-race addict, has come to Buenos Aires for some action and has just lost big. Well, back in the states he’s a sought-after … Continue reading

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Jonny Lee Miller is Sherlock Holmes in “Elementary”: Season 5, Episodes 22, 23, and 24 (2017) – reviewed by George

Episode 22: Moving Targets A husband and wife are listening to Sherlock, Joan (Lucy Liu), and Capt. Gregson (Aidan Quinn) list the evidence against them in a ┬ámurder case. There’s a brief pause and the wife pipes up, “Alec shot … Continue reading

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Dumb Captions: Murdoch Mysteries, Season 13, Episode 8, The Final Curtain

Mr. Potter to a female character: “Madame, how are you faring?” Caption: “Madame, how are you fairing?”

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White Zombie (1932) – reviewed by George

In Haiti a vacationing couple, Neil and Madeline Parker (John Harron and Madge Bellamy) are riding in a carriage to the home of Mr. Legendre (Bela Lugosi). They stop for a funeral because the body is being buried in the … Continue reading

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Rear Window (1998) – reviewed by George

This television remake does not maintain its level of suspense the way the Hitchcock movie does, but it is a worthy successor anyway, with good performances and with new technology. Jason Kemp (Christopher Reeve) is injured when another driver gets … Continue reading

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Mary Shelley (2017) – reviewed by George

In London Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) is having problems with her stepmother (Joanne Froggatt), as is her young step-sister Claire (Bel Powley), even though Mary’s stepmother is Claire’s mother. Their father William Godwin (Stephen Dillane), a book publisher, is … Continue reading

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Don’t Look Down (1998) – reviewed by George

This is a television film about acrophobia (fear of heights), and it has some scenes that made my stomach queasy. Carla (Megan Ward), her sister Rachel (Tara Spencer-Nairn), and her husband Mark (Billy Burke) are in the mountains for a … Continue reading

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David and Lisa (1962) Reviewed by Anita ****

David and Lisa is an exceptional film. Director Frank Perry and Cinematographer Leonard Hirschfield have crafted true visual art. It is if the actors are performing for the surroundings not the surroundings are the back drop of the story; an … Continue reading

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The Doctor Takes a Wife (1940) – reviewed by George

This wonderfully funny farce, with actors who shine brightly, is nothing short of perfection. June Cameron (Loretta Young) of Lakewood Lodge, Lakewood, Massachusetts, has written a best-seller called “Spinsters Aren’t Spinach” which tells how a woman living alone can love … Continue reading

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Rita Hayworth in “You’ll Never Get Rich” (1941) – reviewed by George

Broadway big shot Martin Cortland (Robert Benchley) is in a jewelry store. He tells the clerk it’s his 15th anniversary, selects a diamond bracelet, and says, “Oh yes, I want to get something for my wife too.” He picks out … Continue reading

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