Monthly Archives: September 2020

Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) – reviewed by George

A film about many things: the effects of war on the individual (at one point a man is in a foxhole and as the camera pans around, every other man there is dead), the effects of fame on the young … Continue reading

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Gifted (2017) – reviewed by George

An intriguing, unpredictable family drama. Mary (McKenna Grace) is a gifted child, highly intelligent and an absolute math whiz at six. Her guardian is her uncle Frank (Chris Evans) and she has a surrogate mother, Roberta (Octavia Spencer) who lives … Continue reading

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Hidden Figures (2016) – reviewed by George

White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, 1926 Katherine Gobel’s parents are interviewing with West Virginia Collegiate Institute’s headmaster? principal? I didn’t catch it. He tells them it’s the best school for Negroes in the state. And then a teacher tells them … Continue reading

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Lorenzo (2004) – reviewed by George

Lorenzo is a bad cat. He reclines on his chaise and eats shrimp while skinny, less fortunate cats watch pitifully through the window. He gloats in their hunger, and breathes on the glass to get a foggy circle to which … Continue reading

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Martin Short in “Pure Luck” (1991) – reviewed by George

Do you like physical comedy? Swell, here’s your early birthday present! Sorry, I don’t know when your birthday is, so this could be a late birthday present, and anyway you have to rent it or buy it to enjoy it, … Continue reading

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Michael Gambon is Jules Maigret in “Maigret”, Season 1, Episodes 5 and 6 (1991) – reviewed by George

Episode 5: Maigret on Home Ground Maigret’s day starts strangely – he receives an unsigned letter saying that a crime will take place at the first Mass on All Soul’s Day in the church of Sainte-Fiacre where Maigret was born … Continue reading

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Night of the Living Dead (1968) – reviewed by George

There are “A” horror pictures, and there are “B” horror pictures, and “B” generally means made on the cheap, rather than anything necessarily lacking in the script or performances. This film didn’t cost much to make, and it shows. But … Continue reading

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) – reviewed by George

“How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. Each prayer accepted and each wish resigned.” Alexander Pope Joel (Jim Carrey) is unhappy and impulsive – not a good … Continue reading

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Little Miss Sunshine (2006) – reviewed by George

A 7-year-old girl is watching the final moment, the announcement of the winner of the Miss America title. She has recorded it, because she can rewind and watch the winner’s face and reactions again, which she then imitates. Cut to … Continue reading

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Flower Drum Song (1961) – reviewed by George

This Rodgers and Hammerstein musical deals with assimilation and unrequited love admirably. And it has a lot of great songs as well. A rust bucket of a ship is approaching San Francisco and people who have been hiding in crates … Continue reading

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