Category Archives: D

The Devil-Doll (1936) – reviewed by George

Paul Lavond (Lionel Barrymore) and Marcel X (Henry B. Walthall) are escaping from the prison on Devil’s Island (not named , but they’re French and in a jungle – where else?). Marcel’s wife Malita (Rafaela Ottiano) lives in a house-laboratory … Continue reading

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John Nettles is DCI Tom Barnaby in “Midsomer Murders”, Season 1, Episode 5, Death in Disguise (1998) – reviewed by George

At a commune, The Lodge of the Golden Windhorse (a really nice, large house), the two founders are arguing. Bill Carter (Robert Pickavance) wants out, with his investment plus share of profits, and Ian Craigie (Michael Feast) is not having … Continue reading

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Dinner at Eight (1989) – reviewed by George

Made for and Shown on the TNT cable channel. If you set out to remake a classic you need two things: an excellent script that does not stick slavishly to the original but actually offers a spin in some areas … Continue reading

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Dinner at Eight (1933) – reviewed by George

A comedy-drama revolving around a dinner party, with a cast of big stars of the past, is a very pleasant way to spend an evening. Millicent Jordan (Billie Burke) has learned that Lord and Lady Ferncliffe are visiting New York … Continue reading

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Commentary: Daylight Saving Time – by George

I HATE Daylight Saving Time. I hate getting up while it’s still dark. I hate seeing children waiting for the school bus in darkness. I hate that my body clock gets screwed over twice a year, and it takes three … Continue reading

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John Nettles is DCI Tom Barnaby in “Midsomer Murders”, Season 1, Episode 3, Death of a Hollow Man (2017) – reviewed by George

A woman is praying in front of an old-looking statue of a woman, who looks Chinese. A small scream. Sounds of bludgeoning and pain. A body is carried by car to water and is dumped in. And behind all of … Continue reading

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Rita Hayworth in “Down to Earth” (1947) – reviewed by George

At The Max Corkle Theatrical Agency Max (James Gleason) is being yelled at by a police lieutenant (William Frawley) and a bunch of policemen. They can’t figure how he could know about a murder five minutes before it happened. Max … Continue reading

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Don’t Look Down (1998) – reviewed by George

This is a television film about acrophobia (fear of heights), and it has some scenes that made my stomach queasy. Carla (Megan Ward), her sister Rachel (Tara Spencer-Nairn), and her husband Mark (Billy Burke) are in the mountains for a … Continue reading

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David and Lisa (1962) Reviewed by Anita ****

David and Lisa is an exceptional film. Director Frank Perry and Cinematographer Leonard Hirschfield have crafted true visual art. It is if the actors are performing for the surroundings not the surroundings are the back drop of the story; an … Continue reading

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The Doctor Takes a Wife (1940) – reviewed by George

This wonderfully funny farce, with actors who shine brightly, is nothing short of perfection. June Cameron (Loretta Young) of Lakewood Lodge, Lakewood, Massachusetts, has written a best-seller called “Spinsters Aren’t Spinach” which tells how a woman living alone can love … Continue reading

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