Category Archives: F

Red Skelton is “The Fuller Brush Man” (1948) – reviewed by George

Red Jones (Skelton) is a washout at keeping a job. He runs into problems head-first and when he’s not doing that, the problems come to him. He isn’t stupid, just unlucky. He has a girlfriend, Ann Elliot (Janet Blair), who … Continue reading

Posted in F, Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Clara Bow in “Free to Love” (1925) – reviewed by George

Melodrama  at its finest! Marie Anthony (Clara Bow) has just completed a two-year term in the reformatory after being found guilty by Judge Winthrop Orr (Winter Hall). She obtains a gun and goes to his house to kill him. She … Continue reading

Posted in F, Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Full Monty (1997) – reviewed by George

“Welcome to Sheffield, the Beating Heart of Britain’s Industrial North – A City on the Move” The short film that follows paints a picture of prosperity and pleasure. And then we get a slide that says, “Twenty-five Years Later”, and … Continue reading

Posted in F, Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Harold Lloyd in “For Heaven’s Sake” (1926) – reviewed by George

“Every city has two districts – Uptown, where the people are cursed with money – and Downtown, where they are cursed without it.” Brother Paul (Paul Weigel), billed as The Optimist, is a gentle soul and friendly preacher who runs … Continue reading

Posted in F, Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) – reviewed by George

1927, The American Ministry of Magic, New York City: Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) is being held pending return to Europe to answer for crimes committed there. Seraphina Picquery (Carmen Ejogo) tells the man Spielman (Wolf Roth) who is there to pick … Continue reading

Posted in C, F, Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Fisher King (1991) – reviewed by George

This is a marvelous movie and completely unexpected (by me) from director Terry Gilliam. Jack Lucas (Jeff Bridges) is a radio host and personality who takes calls, mostly from repeaters who keep trying to make a point or explain a … Continue reading

Posted in F, Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The 15:17 to Paris (2018) – reviewed by George

This picture is based on the true story of three young Americans who foiled a terrorist plot on a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 2015. It begins with their school days and moves on through their young adult lives … Continue reading

Posted in F, Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Harold Lloyd in “Feet First” (1930) – reviewed by George

Before I found this film I did not know that Lloyd had ever made a sound film. Now I expect to find a few more along the way. Here Harold plays Harold Horne, a lowly worker at Tanner’s Shoe Store … Continue reading

Posted in F, Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fosse/Verdon: Episode One, April 10, 2019 (2019) – reviewed by George

So very impressive. Unexpectedly touching. Brilliant. And so perfect it doesn’t need exclamation points. Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams, playing Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, deserve every award TV has to offer. I just completed watching episode one which I recorded … Continue reading

Posted in F, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flash Gordon (1980) – reviewed by George

The opening credits list “Music Composed and Performed by Queen, Orchestral Score Composed and Arranged by Howard Blake”. So right away you know you’ll get Queen numbers throughout the film and that the regular score will be played by a full … Continue reading

Posted in F, Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment