Monthly Archives: November 2020

Upstart Crow, Season 1, Episode 3: “The Apparel Proclaimeth the Man” (2016) – reviewed by George

Will (David Mitchell) has received an invitation to a hob-nobby posh affair (a saucy prancings) and is preparing to push aside his teenage romance in favor of completing his “Jew-play”. And Robert Greene (Mark Heap), having been informed of Will’s … Continue reading

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Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd in “Strictly Unreliable” (1932) – reviewed by George

Newspaper ad: “Mrs. Hawkins Select Boarding House. For professional people. Close to all theatres. Rates. 234 W. 56. Where Artists Meet!”Zasu is the cleaning woman, currently peeking through a keyhole at an incredibly limber ballet dancer and trying fruitlessly to … Continue reading

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Martin Short in “Jiminy Glick in Lalawood” (2004) – reviewed by George

Advertising Tag: “In the world of celebrity interviews, Jiminy Glick takes the cake, and eats it too.”In this feature film Jiminy, his wife Dixie (Jan Hooks), and their two sons Modine and Matthew (Jake Hoffman and Landon Hansen) are in … Continue reading

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Michael Weston and Stephen Mangan are “Houdini and Doyle”, Episodes 3 and 4 – reviewed by George

Episode 3: In Manus Dei“In the Hands of God” At a tent meeting an evangelist who claims the power to heal does just that for a young woman who says she is in constant pain and who even has to … Continue reading

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In the Spider’s Web (2006) – reviewed by George

This is one of the most hated, abused and reviled movies of all time, with reviews that almost uniformly knock everything about it from performances and direction to locations, and probably I could find a review that knocks the honey … Continue reading

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American Housewife, a current TV sitcom – reviewed by George

Currently I am watching very few TV shows, and they are all hour-long dramas. But when a friend, knowing of my fondness for “The Drew Carey Show”, told me that Diedrich Bader, who with Ryan Styles played Drew’s closest friends, … Continue reading

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She (1935) – reviewed by George

30 years before Ursula Andress played Ayesha, the role was played in this movie by Helen Gahagan. Bigest surprise: here the plot takes Leo Vincey (Randolph Scott) and Horace Holly (Nigel Bruce) into the Arctic. Siberia is mentioned. BUT it … Continue reading

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A Song to Remember (1944) – reviewed by George

This wonderful film is a beautiful biography of Frederic Chopin. It’s at times touching, rousing, and then irritating almost every time the novelist Georges Sand (Merle Oberon, in a marvelous performance) is part of the story.The film begins in Poland … Continue reading

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Upstart Crow, Season 1, Episode 2, “The Play’s the Thing” (2016) – reviewed by George

Will (David Mitchell) is working on his new play with his family. Will reads a line (they’re all on book) and raises his hand to strike – Anne (Liza Tarbuck) quivers and Will says disgustedly, “Dad, it’s your line.” A … Continue reading

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Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd in “Red Noses” (1932) – reviewed by George

The girls are sick in bed sneezing and coughing and using tissues by the pound, when their boss (Wilfred Lucas) calls and wants them at work NOW. An important client is expected in the afternoon and their presence is vital. … Continue reading

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