Category Archives: I

Iceman (1984) – reviewed by George

This Arctic exploration by a team of American scientists involves Dr. Stanley Shephard (Timothy Hutton), an anthropologist, plus chemists, medical doctors like Dr. Diane Brady (Lindsay Crouse), and some other disciplines as well. They find something frozen in ice and … Continue reading

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Intruders (2011) – reviewed by George

This Spanish film, shot in London, Oxford, Madrid, and Segovia, tells the story of two young children, Mia (Ella Purnell) in London and Juan (Izan Corchero) in Madrid, who are haunted by a faceless monster Hollowface, who rather desperately wants … Continue reading

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Alastair Sim in “An Inspector Calls” (1954) and David Thewlis in “An Inspector Calls” (2015) – reviewed by George

Sheila Birling (Eileen Moore) and Gerald Croft (Brian Worth) are being given a small, family-only engagement party by her parents Arthur and Sybil Birling (Arthur Young and Olga Lindo). The only other guest is Sheila’s brother Eric (Bryan Forbes). The … Continue reading

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Danny Kaye in “The Inspector General” (1949) – reviewed by George

This is a really funny movie. A horseman is racing through the countryside toward a walled village somewhere in Hungary. He charges past the gate guard and the guard’s ineffective warning shot and speeds to a large building with two … Continue reading

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In the Heart of the Sea (2015) – reviewed by George

Directed by Ron Howard, Screenplay by Charles Leavitt, Story by Charles Leavitt and Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, and Based on the Book “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex” by Nathaniel Philbrick, the movie … Continue reading

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Inside Out (2015) – reviewed by George

Pixar has earned a reputation for making animated films full of color, humor, action, and genuine emotion. This film, about a little girl and the emotions that drive her, should be one more in a highly successful and beautifully realized … Continue reading

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It Happened Tomorrow (1944) – reviewed by George

In a large and expensive mansion a Golden Wedding Anniversary is being celebrated by a crowd of family and friends. They are waiting on the honorees, and at the signal from what I took to be a son, the crowd … Continue reading

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Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies” (1946) – reviewed by George

A musical with two leading men (Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire), one leading woman (Joan Caulfield), one second-lead man (Billy De Wolfe), and one second-lead woman (Olga San Juan), and a plot designed to use as many Irving Berlin tunes … Continue reading

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It’s in the Bag! (1945) – reviewed by George

I had to do a bit of research with this film, because I wanted to know more about the star, Fred Allen. I noted Robert Osbourne’s comments, and then checked Wikipedia. Fred Allen was considered probably the best comedian of … Continue reading

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The Imitation Game (2014) – reviewed by George

Benedict Cumberbatch got a well-deserved Oscar nod for his portrayal of Alan Turing in this World Wat II spy drama, and the rest of the cast is equally strong. During the war the Nazis had Enigma, a letter-substitution code that … Continue reading

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