Category Archives: L

Lost in Translation (2003) – reviewed by George

A friend whose opinions I trust suggested I review this film because it’s funny. I found it basically sad. There are some laughs scattered around, but not enough to call it a comedy; it’s more a personal journey sort of … Continue reading

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Lady Macbeth (2016) – reviewed by Anita, 2*

Hey! Anita is back too! William Shakespeare is rolling is his grave. This lifted play title is originally a novel titled “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District” written by Nikolai Leskov. That is a mouth full. What makes this film so … Continue reading

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2* out of 5* Lady Chatterley’s Lover 1981 – reviewed by Anita

Valentine’s Day is upon us. Even with this crazy time of lock down and social distancing we still want to celebrate. A great date night for this holiday dedicated to love and romance is dinner and a movie. With lock … Continue reading

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Lost in La Mancha (2001) – reviewed by George

If you’ve ever wondered exactly how things are on a movie set, this is your film. A major achievement in catching all the small and large things that can (and frequently do) go wrong. And untimately sad because of the … Continue reading

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Diana Rigg Is Adela Bradley in The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries, Episode 4, “Laurels Are Poison” (1999) – reviewed by George

A young boy is awakened by someone opening his door, but they don’t look in or say anything. He gets up, goes down the stairs in his wing, crosses the hallway, and climbs the stairs up to the other wing. … Continue reading

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Love, Lights, Hanukah! (2020) – reviewed by George

I’m sorry I’m late with this (Hanukah ended Friday night), but I just saw the movie last night.Christina Rossi (Mia Kirshner) loved her mother deeply and still is grieving her passing. However, in her mother’s honor, she has continued to … Continue reading

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Larger Than Life (1996) – reviewed by George

At the annual convention of upholsters, the banquet speaker is being introduced. One of the attendees does the honors with great effusiveness, and introduces the speaker as “Jack Cochran”. Backstage, where Jack (Bill Murray) has been aerobically running around, he … Continue reading

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The Last Bridesmaid (2019) – reviewed by George

Love stories are possibly the most difficult type of movie to pull off because it’s so easy to slide right on into schmalz and end up corny.This Hallmark movie admirably avoids the pitfalls and tells the story of a young … Continue reading

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Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd in “Let’s Do Things” (1931) – reviewed by George

This short subject finds the roommates working at Waltham’s “World’s largest Store” in the sheet music area (too small to be called a “department”). Thelma plays the piano and sings, and Zasu sells the music sheets. Thelma attracts a lot … Continue reading

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Lorenzo (2004) – reviewed by George

Lorenzo is a bad cat. He reclines on his chaise and eats shrimp while skinny, less fortunate cats watch pitifully through the window. He gloats in their hunger, and breathes on the glass to get a foggy circle to which … Continue reading

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