Category Archives: Movies

The Pleasure Garden (1925) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock had been a title designer and an assistant director and had directed an unfinished film, and a short for which he was uncredited. So The Pleasure Garden, a British-German coproduction shot almost entirely in Munich, counts as his … Continue reading

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The Babadook (2014) – reviewed by George

This Australian horror movie is also a psychological study of a mother and child. The mother Amelia (Essie Davis) both loves and dislikes her six-year-old son Samuel (Noah Wiseman), whom she can’t help blaming for the death of the husband/father, … Continue reading

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Noose (1948) – reviewed by George

While imdb.com lists this film as “The Silk Noose”, the title given on my Region 2 DVD is simply “Noose”. And it is a British film. A post-WW II gangster film, “Noose” pits an Italian immigrant to London, Sugiani (Joseph … Continue reading

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My Cousin Rachel (1952)-Reviewed by Anita ***

Currently a remake of My Cousin Rachel has just hit theaters.  I understand it is not doing too bad.  Before you see the newest version I would like to invite you to see George Cukor/Henry Koster’s  version starring Richard Burton as Philip … Continue reading

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It (1927) – reviewed by George

This is the first Clara Bow movie I’ve ever seen, and knowing that this film labeled her forever as “The It Girl” is pretty much the extent of my knowledge about her life and career. Well, she has “IT” in … Continue reading

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Immortals (2011)- Reviewed by Anita: **

Director Tarsem Singh has melded a world of real sets and CGI work.  It has a rear visual frame-work and it is creative.  That is about it folks.  I really did not like this movie. The story-telling is boring and … Continue reading

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The Seven Percent Solution (1976) Reviewed by Anita: **

Director Herbert Ross has used Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s character Sherlock Holmes in a most twisted fashion.  As a matter of fact, this particular film takes fact and fiction into a counter intuitive reality.  I don’t like it.  Which is … Continue reading

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20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) Reviewed by Anita: ***

Hey science fiction fans have you seen  this one?  20 Million Miles to Earth is a straight up classic in this genre.  Directed by Nathan Juran, it is a story about the United States first human expedition to Venus.  Actually the … Continue reading

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The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears (2013) – reviewed by George

In color: a man is sleeping sitting up on a train at night. In black and white: a bound woman is teased with a knife. The torturer is never clearly shown. Throughout the credits we shift back and forth between … Continue reading

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The Love Witch (2016) Reviewed by Anita ***.5

A visual style straight out of the 60’s, The Love Witch is a very entertaining comedy/horror.  The story is about a modern-day witch who uses magic to get love.  She is very narcissistic, just what a young, hungry witch would be.  Director … Continue reading

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