Category Archives: A

All Fall Down (1962) – reviewed by George

Great acting by a great cast in a very depressing movie. Clint Willart (Brandon deWilde) arrives in the Florida Keys by bus to find his brother, Berry-Berry Willart (Warren Beatty). He walks to the really nice-looking hotel where Berry-Berry is … Continue reading

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes in “The Abominable Bride” (2016) – Reviewed by George

Coming between the 3rd and 4th seasons, this one-off TV movie is important and imposing because, while the regular program is set in modern-day London, here the cast is back in Victorian times. It is also unusual in that it … Continue reading

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Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday (2019) – reviewed by George

Hannah Pressman (Jen Lilley) is an minor writer and helps her parents, Linda and Lowell (Maria Syrgiannis and Rob Stewart) run a small press from their home town, Angel Falls. They specialize in cook books and other non-fiction titles, plus … Continue reading

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Harold Lloyd in “Among Those Present” (1921) – reviewed by George

“The Place: Society’s outer crust – Where the Want-to-be’s and the Would-be’s shake hands with the Never-will-be’s.” The little family at the heart of this tale consists of Mother, the climber (Aggie Herring), who is the reasonable half – all … Continue reading

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Aquaman (2018) – reviewed by George

Wow! So much action! it’s absolutely an FX lover’s fever dream. The cast is great: Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry (Aquaman), Amber Heard as Mera, the daughter of King Nereus who becomes Arthur’s girlfriend once he gets to Atlantis, Nicole … Continue reading

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Anything (2017) – reviewed by George

Early Landry (John Carroll Lynch) is a widower – his wife died in a car wreck, and he just can’t move on. He moves to Los Angeles and moves in with his sister Laurette (Maura Tierney) and her family: husband … Continue reading

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Albert Finney is Hercule Poirot in “Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express” (1974) – reviewed by George

1930 – the Long island Home of the Armstrongs A mewspaper photo of the mansion and the headline “Armstrong Baby Kidnapped”, with a subhead “Crushed Toys, Crushed Hopes” and a photo of baby things broken on the floor. Then we … Continue reading

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Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996) – reviewed by George

Fantastic! What a charmer! Lots of action and lots of humor, and some more great songs: a total winner! A ruggedly sinister man approaches Agrabah with a bunch of camels carrying large jugs of oil. Uh Oh! That’s not oil … Continue reading

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Aladdin (1992) – reviewed by George

After watching Disney’s new live action/CGI version I decided to take a look at the first Disney version, this animated movie. I’m glad I did – this is one of the greatest animated films I’ve ever seen. The effects are … Continue reading

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Aladdin (2019) – reviewed by George

This is the second live action/CGI translation of a Disney animated classic that I’ve seen. You may know that I was unimpressed with “Dumbo”, feeling that the essential childlike sweetness of the original was thrown under the truck. This is … Continue reading

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