Category Archives: B

The Bishop Misbehaves (1935) – reviewed by George

Hester Grantham’s  (Maureen O’Sullivan) father (Ivan Simpson) has invented something wonderful, but Guy Waller (Reginald Owen) has stolen the plans and is going to apply for the patent himself. Hester, normally a mild sort of person, is so furious that … Continue reading

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) – reviewed by George

If you have not seen this film and want to, I strongly urge you to read every word about it on Wikipedia before you do. I was so confused I paused it at 23 and 1/2 minutes and went to … Continue reading

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Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies” (1946) – reviewed by George

A musical with two leading men (Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire), one leading woman (Joan Caulfield), one second-lead man (Billy De Wolfe), and one second-lead woman (Olga San Juan), and a plot designed to use as many Irving Berlin tunes … Continue reading

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The Blackbird (1926) – reviewed by George

Years ago I heard a joke. An actor/impresario comes out on stage and tells the audience: “Ladies and gentlemen, tonight for your enjoyment and enlightenment, The Arendell Players present ‘Macbeth’. Of course I, Eric Arendell, will play Macbeth. And my … Continue reading

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Bell Book and Candle Reviewed by Anita: 4 Stars

As we approach Halloween a film comes to mind that is a personal favorite of mine.  Book and Candle a 1958 American romantic comedy film.   Directed by Richard Quine.  The movie stars  Kim Novak as a witch who casts a spell on her … Continue reading

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Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris – reviewed by George

The first episode of this new show was broadcast live last week. This week Neil began (live) by announcing that Best Time Ever was the number one hashtag show last Tuesday. And then he showed one of them – this … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Birdie (1963) – reviewed by George

Sue me! I don’t like this movie. This is another case where I think the stage version is better, and for this title I think way, way better. I think it is safe to say that the moviemakers strangled the … Continue reading

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Bishop’s Wife 1947 reviewed by Anita : 5 stars

What a charming film.  Carry Grant is his suave self in this film centered around rebuilding faith and what is really important.  The cast includes Loretta Young who is the Julia the Bishop’s wife.  David Niven the Bishop who has … Continue reading

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Barry Lyndon (1975) – reviewed by George

Beautifully photographed and smoothly directed, this film covers the life of a cad, scoundrel, cheater, and supremely selfish and confident young man during the time of the Seven Years War. It is also well-acted, especially by a surprisingly serious Ryan … Continue reading

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Black Widow (1954) – reviewed by George

One of the first CinemaScope movies (the first was “The Robe”, wide release Christmas 1953), “Black Widow” is based on a mystery novel by Patrick Quentin, a popular name in the late 40s and 50s. Nunnally Johnson wrote the screenplay, … Continue reading

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