Category Archives: F

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

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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

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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

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Five Graves to Cairo (1943) – reviewed by George

A lone tank is moving through the desert. As it goes up and down hills, the dead occupants flop backward, then forward. One man turns out to be alive. He calls for someone to fix the exhaust – it’s hard … Continue reading

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Fantomas (1913-1914) – reviewed by George

Fantomas was first a series of novels by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain, published in France, as you may have guessed. In 1913-14 the director Louis Feuillade made five films based on some of the novels: “Fantomas in the Shadow … Continue reading

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Flesh & Bone series Starz Reviewed by Anita: ****

This has been an excellent mini-series. Unexpected, something I really look forward too when sampling new TV or movie channel series. It is dark like Swan Lake.  It has a gothic feel to it.  The horror subtly lurking  on the edges … Continue reading

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Foxcatcher (2014) – reviewed by George

Bennett Miller has directed a movie so austere it could legitimately be called dreary. It is all gray skies and washed-out vistas. Even autumn foliage looks grayish. Based on a true story, it shows the tale of John E. du … Continue reading

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The Frighteners (1996) – reviewed by George

I recently found a Blue-Ray of this movie that contains both the theatrical version and the director’s cut, which is thirteen minutes longer. I really loved this movie 19 years ago when it came out, so was eager to experience … Continue reading

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We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013), and The Fifth Estate (2013) – reviewed by George

The first is a documentary, the second is a docu-drama. The second was easier for me to follow, but as a drama has it created that ease of understanding by flattening out a few of the bumps of truth along … Continue reading

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Forever – reviewed by George

This is a such a good show that I am embarrassed that the only mention of it so far on the blog is a citation for bad grammar. The protagonist is Henry Morgan, a 200-year-old pathologist (Ioan Gruffudd) working for … Continue reading

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