Category Archives: N

Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1975 in the opening credits, 1976 in the closing credits) – reviewed by George

This is a good movie, but it’s not a comedy, despite comic lines and situations, nor is it a drama, though it has dramatic moments. It’s more a slice of life story, and as you watch you can’t help thinking … Continue reading

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Ramon Novarro in “The Night Is Young” (1934) – reviewed by George

Well, hooray, this film,, unlike yesterday’s, does not condone rape as a legitimate courtship tactic. It is a relatively standard MGM musical. Novarro plays Arch Duke Paul Gustave, but why isn’t he Crown Prince? He’s the son of Emperor Franz … Continue reading

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Night of the Living Dead (1968) – reviewed by George

There are “A” horror pictures, and there are “B” horror pictures, and “B” generally means made on the cheap, rather than anything necessarily lacking in the script or performances. This film didn’t cost much to make, and it shows. But … Continue reading

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Ian Carmichael is Lord Peter Wimsey in “The Nine Tailors”, Parts 2, 3, and 4 (1974) – reviewed by George

After the shortest opening I could write (which was already too long to add to) here are the closing chapters of the story. We left Wimsey and Bunter (Glyn Houston) with their car off the road in a snowstorm and … Continue reading

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Darren McGavin as Carl Kolchak in “Kolchak: The Night Stalker”, Season 1, Episodes 19 and 20 (1975) – reviewed by George

Episode 19: The Youth Killer An attractive, but clearly middle-aged, woman, Helen Surtees (Cathy Lee Crosby) is praying to the Greek goddess Hecate as she looks at the moon through a skylight. She goes outside and sees a jogger go … Continue reading

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Darren McGavin as Carl Kolchak in “Kolchak: The Night Stalker”, Season 1, Episodes 17 and 18 (1975) – reviewed by George

Episode 17: Legacy of Terror A big star of the NFL has his heart cut out with a dull knife. Then a decorated Green Beret, who proved himself in the Vietnam War, is attacked by a bunch of Aztecs and … Continue reading

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Darren McGavin as Carl Kolchak in “Kolchak: The Night Stalker”, Season 1, Episodes 15 and 16, (1975) – reviewed by George

Episode 15: Chopper In Chicago in April a developer bought a cemetery “The Hills of Lethe” to put up condominiums. The occupants of Lethe had to be moved. Care was taken, but there were still mistakes and oversights. One of … Continue reading

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Darren McGavin as Carl Kolchak in “Kolchak: the Night Stalker”, Season One, Episodes 13 and 14 (1975) – reviewed by George

Episode 13: Primal Scream Oceanic International Oil Corporation’s Dr. Jules Copenik comes back to the Chicago lab after a month in Helsinki, so eager to see the lab that he heads there straight from the airport. He seems to have … Continue reading

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Darren McGavin as Carl Kolchak in “Kolchak: The Night Stalker”, Season 1, Episodes 11 and 12 (1975) – Reviewed by George

Episode 11: Horror in the Heights “Roosevelt Heights used to be a plush neighborhood, but the plush neighbors moved uptown, leaving the old people. And old people don’t move easily. The battle of fixed income versus galloping inflation never ends.” … Continue reading

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Darren McGavin as Carl Kolchak in “Kolchak: The Night Stalker”, Season 1, Episodes 7 and 8 (1974) – reviewed by George

Episode 7: The Devil’s Platform Kolchak introduces a case of strange political bedfellows: Illinois State Senator Robert Palmer (Tom Skerritt) and the Devil, who now owns Palmer’s soul. Kolchak acknowledges that Palmer is the People’s Candidate, fearless, independent, and energetic, … Continue reading

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