Category Archives: P

The Professor and the Madman (2019) – reviewed by George

Here is a story of frustration and sadness, but ultimately of triumph and good sense. Professor James Murray (Mel Gibson) is asked to take over a new dictionary, the first since Dr. Johnson’s. The work will be done at Oxford, … Continue reading

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Paris Can Wait (2017) – reviewed by George

Annie Lockwood (Diane Lane) is at a crossroads. She is in Cannes with her film producer husband Michael (Alec Baldwin), and he is upset that France has proven too expensive to film in, so he’s moving the production to Budapest, … Continue reading

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Clara Bow in “The Primrose Path” (1925) – reviewed by George

The older son of the Armstrong family is squandering his life on the Primrose Path – the path of folly, bordered by beautiful blossoms that beckon the young. I hope you can tell I didn’t write that, but am quoting … Continue reading

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Danny Kaye in “Pinocchio” (1976) – reviewed by George

This is a television special with an amazing cast: Geppetto the toy maker and Strogonoff (sic) the puppeteer are both played by Danny Kaye, Pinocchio is played by Sandy Duncan, the Fox and the Cat are played by Flip Wilson … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) – reviewed by George

Like many sequels this is not as good as the original, but there’s still a lot to like here. The leads are Ranger Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), Ranger Nate Lambert (Scott Eastwood), and Amara Namani (Cailee Spaeny). Amara is young, … Continue reading

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Parkland (2013) – reviewed by George

A name-heavy cast in a movie that covers Friday, November 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, and the weekend following. Even if you think you’ve read a lot about those days and know it all … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) – reviewed by George

Frankly I expected not to like this movie very much, but I was wrong – I liked it quite a bit. The story: Lizzie is independent, Darcy doesn’t like that and is a bit of a prig, George Wickham captures … Continue reading

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The Private Life of Don Juan (1934) – reviewed by George

This is Douglas Fairbanks the elder’s last film, and it must have been personal for him since it deals with a man who has lived past his reputation. Don Juan is a littler thicker around the waist, a little older-looking … Continue reading

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Pet Sematary (1989) Reviewed by Anita- ***

There is no better way to get ready for Halloween then seeing the film version of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary.  King has a way of transporting us directly into our fears the old school way–painting that horrible scene though words.  Nothing … Continue reading

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Pennies from Heaven (1981) – reviewed by George

This musical stars Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, and Jessica Harper, with a host of good performers, and Christopher Walken as Tom. It begins in Chicago in 1934. Steve plays Arthur, a traveling sheet music salesman whose territory is East Central … Continue reading

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