Category Archives: B

Clara Bow in “Black Oxen” (1923) – reviewed by George

“The years like great black oxen tread the world and God the Herdsman goads them on behind.” W.B. Yeats This is a mystery story: who exactly is Mary Ogden? At the theater one night two men who are attending together … Continue reading

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Burton and Taylor (2013) – reviewed by George

This movie, made for the BBC, begins in New York in 1983 with a press conference announcing that Elizabeth Taylor (Helena Bonham Carter) and Richard Burton (Dominic West) are soon to open in Noel Coward’s “Private Lives”, a play dealing … Continue reading

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Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) – reviewed by George

This French film has both English dubbing and subtitles. It is a complex mixture of horror, mystery, and conspiracy, and is 2 hours and 23 minutes long. “Convictions can transform men into beasts.” In a relatively remote French province a … Continue reading

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Summer Nights in July, 2019 – Comment by Anita

So here we are mid-point of the summer and I have to say I’ve landed in a sort of bad TV rut. Analog has limited choices sometimes. Such as weekends and prime time week nights. Even my favorite network METV … Continue reading

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Bombshell (1933) – reviewed by George

In this very fast-paced comedy Jean Harlow plays not just a movie star, but an American Screen Icon. She has a large staff, but the only truly loyal member is her maid Loretta (Louise Beaver). Well, her secretary Miss Mac … Continue reading

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The Busby Berkeley Disc (2006) – reviewed by George

This DVD gathers some of Busby Berkeley’s best work for Warner’s into a collection of musical numbers only and runs for 2 hours and 43 minutes. It’s kind of amazing after being used to numbers in musical movies using the … Continue reading

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The Bad Seed (2018) – reviewed by George

Emma Grossman (McKenna Grace) is eating breakfast and watching a cat struggle in the lily pond just outside her window. The edges feature overhangs, so the cat has no chance of getting out unassisted. Emma talks to her dad (Rob … Continue reading

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Big Fat Liar (2002) – reviewed by George

Golly, what a super movie! Frankie Muniz plays Jason Shepherd, a kid who prevaricates (sounds better than lies) a lot. And not just at school (why he doesn’t have a paper to turn in), but at home too (of course he … Continue reading

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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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