Category Archives: I

The Illusionist (2010) – reviewed by George

This animated movie is pretty strange. The captions say “Speaks in French” or “Speaks in foreign language”. I guess it’s a French film, though the end credits looked English to me (and “Speaks in French” doesn’t look French at all).The … Continue reading

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Eddie Cantor in “If You Knew Susie” (1948) – reviewed by George

The movie opens at the Criterion Theater where Sam and Susie Parker (Eddie and Joan Davis) are playing the last day of their run and will retire afterwards to their home in Brooklyn. Their kids (Margaret Kerry and Bobby Driscoll … Continue reading

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Pan Am, Episode 3, “Ich Bin ein Berliner” (2011) – reviewed by George

New York Examiner: “JFK to Visit Berlin”.So in this episode the Clipper has been chartered by a group of journalists to take them to Berlin for President Kennedy’s speech at the Berlin Wall.Maggie Ryan (Christina Ricci) was a campaign worker … Continue reading

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I Bury the Living (1957) – reviewed by George

“Science has learned that man possesses powers which go beyond the boundaries of the natural. This is the story of one confronted by such strange forces within himself.”Well, right off the bat you know how dumb that sounds and that … Continue reading

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Imitation of Life (1959) – reviewed by George

Twenty-five years after yesterday’s picture the property was remade in Eastman Color and with a theme song behind the opening credits. The first version was good, even groundbreaking, but this one makes some changes and comes out, I think, better. … Continue reading

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Imitation of Life (1934) – reviewed by George

This is a good film, very well made and touching, dealing with two women and their relationship with each other and their relationships with their daughters. It is very much a product of the thirties, shot in black and white … Continue reading

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The Illusionist (2005) – reviewed by George

A magical story of love and a lovely story of magic.In one of those great old European theaters Eisenheim the Illusionist (Edward Norton) is sitting in a nondescript chair, facing the audience from an otherwise empty stage. The crowd is … Continue reading

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In Like Flint (1967) – reviewed by George

In this sequel Derek Flint (James Coburn) is in real fantasy-science fiction territory. Not because of women who are introduced as villains but turn out not to be, exactly; they just think they can do better than men at running … Continue reading

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The Invisible Man (2020) – reviewed by George

Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss) wakes in the middle of the night. She gets up, packs a small bag, and begins to sneak out. She goes to the garage, hears a sound, turns, and relief – it’s her Doberman Zeus, and she … Continue reading

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Upstart Crow, Season 2, Episode 3, “I Did Adore a Twinkling Star” (2017) – reviewed by George

This episode deals with “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”. Will (David Mitchell) is ecstatic because the new theatre has acquired a patron! And it’s the Lord Chamberlain! But the rules of patronage still apply – he must be flattered and … Continue reading

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