Category Archives: B

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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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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Bottled with Love (2019) – reviewed by George

I thought this Hallmark movie would be about a winery; instead it’s about a girl who buys wine in a beautiful bottle, pours the wine out (maybe she drank one glass), and puts a letter in the bottle. Then she … Continue reading

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Big Wednesday (1978) – reviewed by George

This film, about surfing, and friendship, and growing up, is divided into specific surfing seasons, like this: The South Swell, summer 1962 The West Swell, fall 1965 The North Swell, winter 1968 and The Great Swell, spring 1974 The three … Continue reading

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The Beverly Hellbillies (1962-1971) Reviewed by Anita -*****

How I hate them; let me count the ways… It is true. I despise them, every time they come on I scream in my head and a few brain cells commit suicide. I should like them. I like a lot … Continue reading

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Buster Keaton in “Battling Butler” (1926) – reviewed by George

A very funny movie about pretending to be someone else, and then having to keep it up much longer than you dreamed. Alfred Butler (Buster) is an effete rich kid with his own valet Martin (Snitz Edwards), who smooths his … Continue reading

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Leave it to Beaver (1957-1963)-Review/Commentary by Anita ***

This has to be TV’s most innocent of sitcoms. Leave it to Beaver defines the ‘golly gee’ wholesomeness of what we romanticize the 50’s and 60’s. Don’t get me wrong I like it very much. I get a kick out … Continue reading

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Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953) – reviewed by George

Here we have a formula picture about competing sponge-fishing families where the son of one family comes to love the daughter of the other family, and conflict and vandalism give way to acceptance. Its green light seems to have been … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Place to Die: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery (2020) – reviewed by George

Jess Jackson (Jesse Metcalfe) has retired from the New York police force due to a serious wound, a shot to the back with the bullet so close to the spine that it cannot be safely removed. He now lives aboard … Continue reading

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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) – reviewed by George

Behind the opening credits (which slide over to take only the left half of the screen), Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) wakes up and prepares for the Live Aid concert from Wembley Stadium in 1985. And “Somebody to Love” begins to … Continue reading

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