Category Archives: Movies

Jessie Matthews in “It’s Love Again” (1936) – reviewed by George

Elaine Bradford (Jessie Matthews) auditions for the important producer Mr. Raymond (Ernest Milton) in his flat and he pays no attention at all until a much older actress arrives to visit, and Raymond, who at a public audition had announced … Continue reading

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To Catch a Thief (1954) – reviewed by George

Highly entertaining and beautifully photographed, with a really smashing score, Alfred Hitchcock’s 42nd film unflaggingly kept my interest. The film begins with shots of women screaming right into the camera that their jewels have been stolen, and then cleverly intercuts … Continue reading

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Black Panther (2018) – reviewed by George

Spectacular in every way: sets (some CGI), outdoor settings (some CGI), costumes, fights, performances, and so satisfying on an action level, but also on a teaching level. Talk about entertaining, and this is it. T’Chaka, the King of Wakanda, has … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman (2017) – reviewed by George

It sounds strange, but it’s true: I had literally read nothing about this movie before watching it. I knew of Gal Gadot, but all other casting was unknown to me. Well, this is a super superhero (or superheroine) movie with … Continue reading

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Girls Trip (2017) – reviewed by George

Four girlfriends, known in college as the Flossy Posse, have not gotten together for five years, but that means nothing now that they are together again – they are still the Flossy Posse: Ryan Pierce (Regina Hall), Sasha Franklin (Queen … Continue reading

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Basil of Baker Street as Sherlock Holmes in “The Great Mouse Detective” (1986) – reviewed by George

Yes, the human Sherlock has a bit, too small to be called a cameo and too small to mess up my title. The only reason it’s interesting (okay, there are two) is that the voice is that of Basil Rathbone, … Continue reading

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Jessie Matthews in “First a Girl” (1935) – reviewed by George

This first remake of the German film “Viktor und Viktoria” (which I cannot find, on either Amazon or Amazon.UK or with Netflix) is played mostly for laughs (and it is very funny), but also has some grand production numbers. Jessie … Continue reading

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Rear Window (1954) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 41st film is a knockout in two major ways. First the set is the most impressive studio construction since Babylon in 1916’s “Intolerance”, and second because the suspense starts fairly early and just does not let up. First … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (2017) – reviewed by George

This is a super movie; I only wish I could have seen it in 3D in a theater instead of on my TV at home, because I can’t tell whether the director James Gunn repeated his marvelous feat of utilizing … Continue reading

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Jessie Matthews in “Evergreen” (1934) – reviewed by George

I found this to be delightful. Harriet Green (Jessie Matthews) is giving her farewell performance at a music hall, where she is a huge star, beloved by every music hall buff in London. She is about 38 years old, far … Continue reading

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