Category Archives: B

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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A Beauty & the Beast Christmas (2019) – Addendum by George

Well. A friend read my review of this film (published 12-24-2019), and kindly invited me over to see it, since it had not yet been deleted. So I have some more information. My first thought was to add it to … Continue reading

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Boys’ Night Out (1962) – reviewed by George

Four guys who work in the same building and commute together by train from and back to their homes in Connecticut frequently stop off for drinks before heading for the station, and on Thursdays stay until the last train, their … Continue reading

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Buttons (2018) – reviewed by George

The Hills (Abigail Spencer and Paul Greene) are at home when a man walks up on their porch, knocks on the door, places a letter on the mat, and leaves. But he stands on the walk looking back. Mrs. Hill … Continue reading

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Burnt Offerings (1976)- Reviewed by Anita ***

I enjoy a good horror flick. I don’t usually get caught up in the moment as I am analyzing as well as watching so I’m waiting for ‘it’. Burnt Offerings got me. It took a long time to get there … Continue reading

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A Beauty and the Beast Christmas (2019) – reviewed by George

This is an ION movie, and apparently they transmogrify fairy tales regularly – at least there’s also a Christmas movie based on Cinderella and one on Snow White. This is a difficult review to write since the closing credits were … Continue reading

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