Category Archives: S

Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen (2019) – reviewed by George

This is a Hallmark Christmas love story involving two people with responsible jobs and different attitudes toward them. Ella (Erin Krakow) is co-owner with her sister Marianne (Kimberley Sustad) of Dashworks Event Productions, and she is devoted to her sister, … Continue reading

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Soylent Green (1973) Reviewed by Anita ****

It’s that time of year again. Kitchens are alive with goodies, pies, turkey with all the trimmings just waiting for us to dive in. All across America women, men and children are getting on their holiday best. Even the dogs … Continue reading

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) – reviewed by George

Technicolor and Cinemascope, beautiful exteriors (actually interior sets created by the awesome scenic designers of MGM), beautiful songs, and incredible dances – Jane Powell and Howard Keel are top-billed, but this wonderful film has 14 stars: the 7 brides and … Continue reading

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Singin’ in the Rain (1952) – reviewed by George

This delightful classic musical is set in 1927, when the release of the first talking feature “The Jazz Singer” changed movies forever (there’s a phrase I don’t like and would not normally use). At the premiere of Monumental Pictures latest (silent) … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil (Sunless) (1983) – reviewed by George

A cameraman, Sandor Krasna, roams around the world (but mainly Japan) filming and writing letters to a female friend back in Paris. Alexandra Stewart reads the letters as narration for the original French version of the film, and Florence Delay … Continue reading

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Sid and Judy (2019) – reviewed by George

This documentary/biography is a clever mash-up of newsreel footage and clips from movies, concerts, and TV shows. And the narration is handled by Jon Hamm as the voice of Sid Luft, Judy’s third husband and manager, supplemented with quotes from … Continue reading

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The Snowman (2017) – reviewed by George

This murder mystery/thriller is certainly one of the sickest I’ve ever seen. At a lonesome house in rural Norway a boy (Michael Yates) is downstairs and his mother (actress?) is upstairs. A car pulls up, and the boy yells out, … Continue reading

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Harold Lloyd in “A Sailor-Made Man” (1921) – reviewed by George

Always a pleasure to find another Harold Lloyd movie, not just for him, but for H.M. Walker’s titles as well. “The Plot – An American boy is in love with an Americas girl – Let’s go -” We begin at … Continue reading

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) – reviewed by George

This two-hour animated feature brings together Spider-Men (and -Women and -other life forms) from different universes in aid of Earth’s new Spiderman, a middle-school student named Miles Morales (voice of Shamiek Moore). Miles has taken and aced a test that … Continue reading

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S.O.B. (1981) – reviewed by George

There are some real big laughs here, and a bunch of small ones too – delightful stuff. BUT the film is basically, at heart, a strong satire of Hollywood, full of rage and disappointment. The money-above-anything-else attitude of the system … Continue reading

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