Category Archives: W

“Alias Nick and Nora” – Two Documentaries reviewed by George

William Powell: A True Gentleman (2005)A summary of Powell’s career, plus a little info on loves and marriages, begins by noting his birth in 1892. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Art, started acting on stage, found a great … Continue reading

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Who Killed Who? (1943) – reviewed by George

This cartoon opens with live action. A man introduces the horrible story of a murder mystery taken from authentic criminal records, and presented in animated form, in order to convince the audience that crime does not pay. Well, laughs certainly … Continue reading

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Diana Rigg is Mrs. Bradley in The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries, Episode 5, “The Worsted Viper” (1999) – reviewed by George

Mrs. Adela Bradley and her chauffeur George Moody (Neil Dudgeon) always seem to be going someplace, but then how else to keep the chauffeur in the action?A smallish seaside town is this week’s destination, where George’s daughter Cecily (Rebecca Callard) … Continue reading

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Eddie Cantor in “Whoopee!” (1930) – reviewed by George

This early Technicolor (two-color) movie is a hoot. Fueled by Cantor’s performance, supported by a crew of funsters, you will definitely laugh. I started to make a list of lines that are followed by laugh lines, but decided to let … Continue reading

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Wizards (1976) – reviewed by George

An interesting film that seems to have a definite targeted audience, the group dismissively called “fanboys”. It has a comic book mindset, a barely clothed heroine, and a lot of war based on the Nazis. And it’s not all animation … Continue reading

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Write Before Christmas (2018) – reviewed by George

This is like a wonderful smorgasbord of Christmas romances, but with one featured a little more than the others, and with Christmas cards figuring in every tale.Jessica (Torrey DeVitto) sends cards to her brother in the army, her aunt, her … Continue reading

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Wyvern (2008) – reviewed by George

Beaver Mills, AlaskaA fisherman (Dave Ward) is gutting his catch and cuts his thumb. To wash the wound he goes to the ocean’s edge (which is a steep drop-off) and a drop of blood falls into the water. He should … Continue reading

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Where the Spies Are (1965) – reviewed by George

Men new to British Intelligence are attending a training session with filmed lessons on techniques and tools. The lecturer (Geoffrey Bayldon) calls attention to a man in the film and says that all four of these devices were found on … Continue reading

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Upstart Crow, Season 1, Episode 5, “What Bloody Man is That?” – reviewed by George

The plague is in London and the theaters are closed. So Will (David Mitchell), Kate (Gemma Whelan), Bottom (Rob Rouse), and Kit (Tim Downie) have embarked by coach for good old Stratford-upon-Avon. However, the coach broke down (listen to Will’s … Continue reading

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Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd in “War Mamas” (1931) – reviewed by George

There are some nice laughs here, but overall this is the least funny short subject with these ladies so far. The idea is that they are nurses assigned to a battle hospital (which we never see) close to the front … Continue reading

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