Category Archives: L

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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Les Diaboliques (1955) – reviewed by George

At a boys’ boarding school in France, M. Delassalle, ┬áthe 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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LET’S MAKE LOVE (1960) – reviewed by George

This movie has dream credits: Starring Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, Tony Randall, Frankie Vaughan, Wilfrid Hyde White, and David Burns, with uncredited cameos by Milton Berle, Bing Crosby, and Gene Kelly. Songs by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen, plus … Continue reading

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