Category Archives: D

Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016) – reviewed by George

This documentary begins in Dawson City at the Palace Grand Theater where some early movies (The Dawson Find) were about to be shown. Then writing appears on screen. “Fifteen months earlier a construction crew was building a new recreation center … Continue reading

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Dumbo (2019) – reviewed by George

This is the first one of Disney’s transformations of a cartoon into live action/CGI that I have seen, and I was asked before I saw it, “Why would you watch this and review it, and more or less say that … Continue reading

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The Dark Tower (2017) – reviewed by George

“A tower stands at the center of the universe protecting us from darkness. It is said the mind of a child can bring it down.” Special children, kidnapped from their homes and held in a secret location, are being used … Continue reading

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Do You Know This Voice? (1964) – reviewed by George

A short, taut thriller about a woman who ignores police advice and tells the newspaper that she saw the man who made the call in a public box demanding ransom for their kidnapped son from the Wilsons (Alan Edwards and … Continue reading

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Doomsday Prophecy (2011) – reviewed by George

In the forests of northern Bulgaria an Agent Garcia (Bruce Ramsay) arrives to gather facts from a group of scientists already settled there because of the world’s worst ever environmental disaster. The Black Sea has ceased to exist. Their leader … Continue reading

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Death in Venice (1971) – reviewed by George

“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here” should be the name of this film. It is not exactly Hell, but it is so needlessly slow that it is the tone poem, the moody etude of motion pictures. There were actually … Continue reading

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Do Detectives Think? (1927) – reviewed by George

This silent short, produced by Hal Roach, stars Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in one of the first shorts where they work (more or less) with each other, rather than being in some sort of opposition. At least they want … Continue reading

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Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947) – reviewed by George

Last October I started watching “Batman and Robin”, a Saturday morning serial starring Robert Lowery and John (Johnny) Duncan, which TCM was (naturally) showing on Saturday mornings. When it was over I expected another serial to begin. Instead they started showing … Continue reading

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Les Diaboliques (1955) – reviewed by George

At a boys’ boarding school in France, M. Delassalle,  the head master/owner (technically his wife is the owner, but he waves the facts away) cuts corners by stinting on food as well as on more mundane supplies, maintains a mistress … Continue reading

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Divine Madness (1980) – reviewed by George

I thought this was a photographed stage show when I recorded it from TCM. Okay, it is. But it’s also an actual movie that was released to theaters in 1980. Robert Osbourne said that the director, Michael Ritchie, planted some … Continue reading

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