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It (1927) – reviewed by George

This is the first Clara Bow movie I’ve ever seen, and knowing that this film labeled her forever as “The It Girl” is pretty much the extent of my knowledge about her life and career. Well, she has “IT” in … Continue reading

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Ronald Howard is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1954-1955) – Episodes 27-33 – reviewed by George

27. The Case of the Perfect Husband After a truly wonderful and delightful First Anniversary party the happy couple is finally alone, and the husband, Russell Partridge (Michael Gough), known as a successful art collector, casually tells his wife Janet … Continue reading

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Ronald Howard is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1954-1955) – Episodes 21-26 – reviewed by George

21. The Case of the Reluctant Carpenter I found this episode a little underdone, like a soft-boiled egg. I don’t like soft-boiled eggs. Incendiary bombs are being set off all over London (well, two so far, in a warehouse in … Continue reading

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Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1954-1955) – Episodes 16-20 – reviewed by George

16. The Case of the Greystone Inscription A very cleverly written episode about King Richard, in the late 1300’s, hiding some of his royal wealth at Greystone Castle, and Sir Richard Greystone sending the King a receipt in rhyme that … Continue reading

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The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears (2013) – reviewed by George

In color: a man is sleeping sitting up on a train at night. In black and white: a bound woman is teased with a knife. The torturer is never clearly shown. Throughout the credits we shift back and forth between … Continue reading

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American Gods (2017) – Part II – reviewed by George

So on Saturday I watched Episode 3 in which Mr. Wednesday and Shadow go to Chicago to rob a bank, but first they make snow. At last I saw a hint of the entertainment that the concept of gods fighting … Continue reading

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American Gods (2017) – reviewed by George

This show has received the most gushing hype of any TV show that I can remember. Stuff like “Your new obsession” and something about “Someone will lose their throne”, a clear indication that that person likes this show better than … Continue reading

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Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1954-1955) – Episodes 11-15 – reviewed by George

11. The Red Headed League A shop-owner is granted membership in the Red Headed League because of his rich, dark red hair, and learns that he has been hired at a fantastic salary to hand-copy the Encyclopedia Britannica in the … Continue reading

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Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1954-1955) – Episodes 6-10 – reviewed by George

6. “The Case of the Shy Ballerina” A man who wanted to write music for the ballet is found dead in a park, and his wife Mrs. Shelton, (Nathalie Schafer from “Gilligan’s Island”) tells Holmes that their recent trip to … Continue reading

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Thanks so much, Anita!

It’s great to feel missed, but it’s super to have your best friend express that in writing! Thanks again for the warm welcome back!

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