Category Archives: D

Dolomite Is My Name (2019) – reviewed by George

This is the first streaming movie I’ve ever reviewed. I have three streaming services but rarely watch, since the other options (network, cable) are so crowded with material. But after seeing this terrific comedy there will be more streaming movies … Continue reading

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Don’s Party (1976) – reviewed by George

On Election Day 1969 in Melbourne, Don (John Hargreaves) and his wife Beth (Jeanie Drynan) go to the polls to vote Labor, like all their friends. And that night they have a big party for their friends to eat and … Continue reading

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Clara Bow in “Down to the Sea in Ships” (1922) – reviewed by George

Interestingly, this tale of whaling was filmed in New Bedford, Massachusetts by The Whaling Film Corporation. The title comes from Psalm 107. “Great credit is due the photographers who, in small boats, stood by the cameras at the risk of … Continue reading

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The Drums of Jeopardy (1931) – reviewed by George

In this Pre-Code movie Anya (Florence Lake), a beautiful young dancer in the Russian Royal Ballet, has been ruined by the son of a member of the aristocracy. She lies in bed waiting to die, hoping that her father will … Continue reading

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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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Dr. Mabuse vs. Scotland Yard (1963) – reviewed by George

Generally I like Dr. Mabuse movies, but this one… It’s fantastic and outrageous – well, they all are, but this is “Dr. No” on steroids. Mabuse has invented a thing that looks like a camera, but if you point it … Continue reading

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