Category Archives: C

The Marx Brothers in “The Cocoanuts” (1929) – reviewed by George

Sand, sea, palm trees, and scads of beautiful girls – pretty good way to start a movie. All the people (there are men too) are staying at the Hotel de Cocoanut in Florida. The manager is Mr. Hammer (Groucho), the … Continue reading

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The Core (2003) – reviewed by George

There are only two reasons to watch this movie. 1) The special effects that show the Earth’s monuments being destroyed (i.e. the Colosseum and the Golden Gate Bridge), and 2) the talented group of actors – so good that they … Continue reading

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Upstart Crow, “A Crow Christmas Special” (2018) – reviewed by George

What a laugh riot! Will (David Mitchell) is on one of his infamous commutes back to Stratford, and the unpleasant man sitting next to him is a sloppy eater of unpleasant-looking food who morphs into a sort of ghostly Stranger … Continue reading

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Upstart Crow: “A Christmas Crow” (2017) – reviewed by George

I laughed loudly throughout. What a triumph!Will (David Mitchell) comes home to Stratford to everyone’s delight and good humor and then spoils it by saying he has to go back to London. Why? demands the family except for Will’s dad … Continue reading

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Croc (2006) – reviewed by George

Two fishermen in a long boat on a river in Thailand are using dynamite to stun the fish and then using nets to just scoop them up. Perhaps the nearby very large crocodile doesn’t approve of this type of sportsmanship … Continue reading

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Carny (2009) – reviewed by George

The owner of a carnival attraction has agreed to sell it. The buyer pays in bills, then stabs the man in the back and takes the bills out of his hand as he falls. He then calls in his cohort … Continue reading

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Cats (2019) – reviewed by George

First a disclaimer that might have colored my opinion: I am a dog person and have been a dog person all my life. I have only owned one cat, whose name was Dusty.Dusty was well-loved by all of us, but … Continue reading

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Christmas Comes Twice (2020) – reviewed by George

Cheryl Jenkins (Tamera Mowry Housley) works super hard, but she manages to squeeze in a trip home for Christmas. Her parents now live in a much smaller house since they needed to reduce expenses, and Cheryl finds it sad, but … Continue reading

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Crystal Singer – 5* – reviewed by Anita

book review 120520 HELLO! I’ve missed you all very much. I want to thank George for keeping us going during this difficult time. Without his daily efforts Bickering Critics would be toast. I’m so grateful for such a talented partner. … Continue reading

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Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd in “Catch-as-catch-can” (1931) – reviewed by George

In this 20-minute short the girls are hotel switchboard operators, and they chat so much that it’s hard to believe they can hear anyone on the other end of the line. A drunken guest (Reed Howes) walks up to the … Continue reading

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