Category Archives: L

Summer Nights in July, 2019 – Comment by Anita

So here we are mid-point of the summer and I have to say I’ve landed in a sort of bad TV rut. Analog has limited choices sometimes. Such as weekends and prime time week nights. Even my favorite network METV … Continue reading

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The Lost Boys (1987) Reviewed by Anita ***

The 80’s was a fabulous decade of hair bands, plastic everything, day-glow colors, and the  best vampire movie ever called The Lost Boys–directed by Joel Schumacher. Schumacher is the director who totally nailed the teenage vampire genre. He blended horror, … Continue reading

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The Last Voyage (1959) – reviewed by George

If you are looking for suspense that does not involve monsters or crazed killers, this is the film for you. Opening Narration paraphrased: The SS Claridon, proud and venerable, but old, very old. Thirty-eight years old, and she is scheduled … Continue reading

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Let’s Do It Again (1953) – reviewed by George

A musical comedy about a Broadway marriage: he writes musicals and she performs in them (just not his, as far as I could tell). The problem is he likes to stay away and make music with other singers, always chaperoned … Continue reading

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Libel (1959) – reviewed by George

Olivia de Havilland gets top billing over Dirk Bogarde in the print I saw on TCM, but I feel sure that the billing was reversed in England, where this film was shot by director Anthony Asquith. The leads are very … Continue reading

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Les Diaboliques (1955) – reviewed by George

At a boys’ boarding school in France, M. Delassalle,  the head master/owner (technically his wife is the owner, but he waves the facts away) cuts corners by stinting on food as well as on more mundane supplies, maintains a mistress … Continue reading

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Lady in the Lake (1947) – reviewed by George

I’ve been aware of this mystery film for some time because of its status as a Gimmick Movie, and finally got a chance to see it. The gimmick is that the camera is the detective. What you see is what … Continue reading

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Limitless (the movie – 2011, and the TV series – 2015) – reviewed by George

I had not seen the movie, though my wife had, and she loved it. I wanted to see it before I saw the TV series version, so I got it back from Netflix. I think it’s every bit as good … Continue reading

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The Locket (1946) – reviewed by George

“The Locket” qualifies as film noir, but it quietly transcends that genre by its surprising excellence. It purports to tell the story of a sociopathic young woman, cruelly traumatized as a child. The film has a unique flashback structure, unique … Continue reading

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The Legend of Hercules (2014) – reviewed by George

I like sword and sandal pictures, but seldom think about them beyond the closing credits. This movie, directed by Renny Harlin, is a notable exception. It really has that classical, almost Shakespearean, quality, due to the well-turned phrases of the … Continue reading

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