Category Archives: L

La Jetee (The Pier) (1963) – reviewed by George

This 28 minute film, widely regarded as a classic (and the basis for 12 Monkeys), consists of black&white still photographs which with score and narration, tell the story of a young boy who has been brought to the main pier … Continue reading

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London Has Fallen (2016) – reviewed by George

A series of dire headlines of terrorism around the globe start the film, which then centers on a young man, Kamran Barkawi (Waleed Zuaiter) reporting to his father, Aamir Barkawi (Alon Aboutboul) about killing a traitor, as his sister’s wedding … Continue reading

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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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La La Land (2016) – reviewed by George

                      LUSH!      EMOTIONAL!      STUNNING!     ROMANTIC! This “All Singing, All Dancing” musical is so totally unexpected at today’s Multiplex that it seems like a wonderful … Continue reading

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Love and Friendship (2016) – reviewed by George

Well, another Jane Austen story, this one a novella I never heard of before, which according to Wikipedia she never submitted for publication. The film was written, produced, and directed by Whit Stillman. The novella itself is called “Lady Susan”, … Continue reading

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Olaf Hytten as Sheerluck Jones in “Lost in Limehouse or Lady Esmerelda’s Predicament” (1933) – reviewed by George

This week we’re back to short subjects, or at least one short subject. This 21 minute film was shot in New York by The Masquers Club, a club founded by and for actors in Hollywood, providing a place to socialize. … Continue reading

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Dame May Whitty as Miss Froy in “The Lady Vanishes” (1938) – reviewed by George

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, with a Screen Play by Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder, from the Story “The Wheel Spins” by Ethel Lina White, this is a mystery, but not a whodunnit, more of a why-in-the-world-are-they-lying?! Iris Henderson (Margaret Lockwood) … Continue reading

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