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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) – reviewed by George

Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) and Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) are now living together in Mark’s beautiful home. They are deeply in love, but Mark is not at all demonstrative, even in private, so Bridget lacks confidence in his love. Bridget … Continue reading

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The Manxman (1929) – reviewed by George

This film is part soap opera and part Greek tragedy. It certainly shows the maturity of the director as he stages scene after scene of deception, devotion, ambition, and pure unselfish love. And some selfish love too. Alfred Hitchcock’s 9th film … Continue reading

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Torch Song Trilogy (1988) – reviewed by George

Harvey Fierstein wrote the Stage Play, wrote the Screenplay, and plays the lead: Arnold Beckoff. Like the play, the movie is divided into three sections, each featuring Arnold with a different man, but mixing them up also. However, the through-line … Continue reading

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A Study in Terror (1965) – reviewed by George

Despite the subject matter, this is a beautiful movie – the sets, the costumes, the color photography. The production design was by Vetchinsky, the set dresser was Helen Thomas, the costumes were by Motley, and the director of photography was … Continue reading

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Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) – reviewed by George

This generally delightful film meets my rom-com specifications: leads I like (actually three of them in this case) and at least one-third of the film has to be funny. Now to hedge my bets. There are a number of silly … Continue reading

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Champagne (1928)- reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 8th film is a romantic comedy with plenty of deception on the part of the four principals in order to get their own way. The four major characters are a rich father, his bright and somewhat hyper daughter, … Continue reading

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An Animated Paper Figure is Sherlock Holmes in “The Singular Case of the Plural Green Mustache” (1965) – reviewed by George

This is a short (4:22) animated film with articulated paper figures that can be moved in stop-action technique. It is very funny. It was produced for IBM by Charles and Ray Eames, who I suspect also directed (no directing credit … Continue reading

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Man Up (2015) – reviewed by George

I’m a real sap for a good rom-com, and good to me means I like the leads and at least one-third of the film is com. By my standards this is one of the best. It was written by Tess … Continue reading

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Easy Virtue (1927) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 7th film deals with a divorce case and its aftermath, and it is based on a play by Noel Coward. Seems strangely unlike the material either man is associated with. Isabel Jeans, whose billing is a hundred percent … Continue reading

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Money Pit (1986) Reviewed by Anita ****

Have you ever lived with/through a remodel.  One at any level.  Be is as simple as installing a new bathroom vanity all the way up redoing the whole house?  Stressful is putting it mildly.  Nothing is on time, never comes … Continue reading

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