Category Archives: P

Rita Hayworth in “Pal Joey” (1957) – reviewed by George

This wonderful musical, full of great Rodgers and Hart songs performed by great stars, is not to be missed. If you’ve seen it, then you already know what a joy it would be to see it again. Joey Evans (Frank … Continue reading

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A Prairie Home Companion (2006) – reviewed by George

A fictional telling of the final program, this is really funny and dramatic and a little sad. It starts like a detective movie. The narration and the camera showing us a night shot of an old train car converted into … Continue reading

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A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor (2004) – reviewed by George

Garrison Keillor is a raconteur, telling funny stories, and he’s a very good singer as well. This is a filmed radio broadcast of the 30th Anniversary Broadcast-Special-Celebration. So what you’re watching is pretty much what the live audience at the … Continue reading

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Paperman (2012) – reviewed by George

This 6-1/2 minute Disney love story is in black and white except for a lipstick mark, and is both wry and heart-tugging. I was delighted. And it may look hand drawn, but it’s CGI. A young man waiting on an … Continue reading

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Parasite (2019) – reviewed by George

Last year’s Best Picture Oscar winner is a clever film about a clever but unprincipled family (father Song Kang Ho, mother Chang Haye Jin, son Choi Woo Shik, and daughter Park So Dam) . They rent the lowest floor (half … Continue reading

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Practical Magic (1998) – reviewed by George

Starts with the Massachusetts Witchcraft trials and the sentencing of one young woman, Maria Owens (Caprice Benedetti) to be hanged. She really is a witch and gathers her skirts and jumps off the platform to the ground with the noose … Continue reading

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Popcorn (1990) – reviewed by George

A horror film about a film class, this also contains three short versions of movies the students decide to use in a money-raising plan. The film begins with Maggie (Jill Schoelen), one of the students in the film class, having … Continue reading

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Peppermint (2018) – reviewed by George

Like litle guy against the system movies? Especially when the system is rigged? Like suspense in your flicks? Like Jennifer Garner? So do I! Riley North (Jennifer), her husband Chris (Jeff Hephner), and her little girl Carly (Cailey Fleming) are … Continue reading

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Presenting Lily Mars (1943) – reviewed by George

This story of an Indiana girl who dreams of Broadway, and then sees it as an actual possibility when a producer comes to her home town to visit his mother, is leavened with a lot of comedy. It stars Judy … Continue reading

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The Polar Express (2004) – reviewed by George

Friends keep telling me how good this movie is, so I finally watched it on BBC America a few nights ago. And they’re right; I really enjoyed it. It’s not every movie that you catch yourself watching with your mouth … Continue reading

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