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Feast (2014) – reviewed by George

A really cute puppy (a Bston Bull Terrier, I think) is very happy because he is being fed french fries, but when he wakens – only a dream. In real life we see him fed dry dog food, wet dog … Continue reading

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Get a Horse (2013) – reviewed by George

A great cartoon that I thought at first was from the early days of sound when most film was ┬ástill Black&White. And I didn’t understand why the picture was so small. Mickey and Minnie are enjoying a drive when Pegleg … Continue reading

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Olsen and Johnson in “Country Gentlemen” (1936) – reviewed by George

I had never seen an Olsen and Johnson movie before this. I knew that they were hugely successful in New York vaudeville theaters, but little else. Watching this movie I quickly understood that Chic Johnson is the smarter one and … Continue reading

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Ian Carmichael is Lord Peter Wimsey in “The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club” (1973) – reviewed by George

Wimsey arrives at the Bellona Club and runs into George Fentiman (John Quentin), whom he is delighted to see. George is glad to see him as well. He bemoans the state of the club, calling it a morgue. Peter says, … Continue reading

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The Bat (1926) – reviewed by George

This “silent classic” (says so on the case) was directed by Roland West, who just four years later would direct a sound version of “The Bat” in an early widescreen process, but with a title change to “The Bat Whispers”. … Continue reading

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Short Cuts (1993) – reviewed by George

Raymond Carver was a writer of short stories, some good and some great, but he had a certain tone, a sort of hard-luck take on life. Well, they’re short, so they’re kind of profound. But take a bunch of them … Continue reading

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The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) – reviewed by George

Rochefort is a small city in France located on the Charente River, near a naval base. The Charente allows the traveling troupe of dancers and singers, on their way to appear at the Rochefort Fair, to arrive by ferry. Impressive, … Continue reading

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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) – reviewed by George

Set (at the beginning) inNovember 1957, this French pop-opera (every word is sung) is a love story about a garage mechanic, Guy Foucher (Nino Castelnuovo) and a girl, Genevieve Emery (Catherine Deneuve) who works in her mother’s umbrella shop. He … Continue reading

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The Boyfriend (1971) – reviewed by George

In the 1960’s Twiggy was the most famous model in the world. And in 1970 Ken Russell wanted her to star in his movie version of the stage musical “The Boyfriend”, which had starred Julie Andrews in both London and … Continue reading

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Rita Hayworth in “They Came to Cordura” (1959) – reviewed by George

An action-suspense movie with a very serious matter at its heart. The Preface: “On the night of March 8, 1916, a large mounted force of Mexican rebels under Pancho Villa crossed the American border and attacked the town of Columbus, … Continue reading

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