Category Archives: W

Web of the Spider (1971) – reviewed by George

A ┬ádrunken man with a torch is roaming through a graveyard in the middle of the night. He finds the tombstone he seeks and digs until he unearths a coffin, which he breaks into and begins screaming. Then it turns … Continue reading

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Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? (2006) – reviewed by George

Do you want to see irrefutable evidence that some experts will absolutely not deign even to consider that they might be just a little bit wrong? (Horrors!) Well, watch this documentary and see for yourself. Teri Horton, a retired long-haul … Continue reading

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Danny Kaye in “White Christmas” (1954) – reviewed by George

This is the first movie in VistaVision, Paramount’s answer to Twentieth Century Fox’s CinemaScope, which, in a way, was itself an answer to 3-D. 3-D had been introduced to a new generation in January of 1953 with an independent production, … Continue reading

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Olivia Vinall is “The Woman in White” (2017) – reviewed by George

This second 5-hour miniseries version of the book has much to recommend it. Important (to me at least): the same actress plays both Laura Fairlie and Anne Catherick. And further, Count Fosco is much younger, Frederick Fairlie is still neurotic … Continue reading

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The Watch (2012) – reviewed by George

Only slightly gory, this horror-humor amalgamation is pretty good. Ben Stiller plays Evan, manager of the local Costco, last day-time employe to leave, and Joe Nunez plays the night watchman Antonio Guzman. Evan talks to Antonio about stuff and then … Continue reading

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Susan Vidler is “The Woman in White” (1997) – reviewed by George

This is a movie slightly less than two hours long, yet is dense and crams in more plot than either of the two earlier versions reviewed. In fact, I think this is the best version, and since next week’s final … Continue reading

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Deirdra Morris is “The Woman in White”: Parts 4 and 5 (1982) – reviewed by George

Part 4: This part describes the comeuppance of Sir Percival Glyde (John Shrapnel), who, in the first moments, tells the housekeeper, Mrs. Michelson (Carol MacReady), that he can’t afford the hall (true), and that the staff must leave tomorrow. He … Continue reading

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Deirdra Morris is “The Woman in White”: Parts 2 and 3 (1982) – reviewed by George

Well, the interest picks up. Walter (Daniel Gerroll) is leaving because his guaranteed four months of employment are up, even though he and Laura (Jenny Seagrove) are in love. But then her uncle and guardian, the ill both mentally and … Continue reading

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Winter Kills (1979) – reviewed by George

This is a conspiracy movie based on a murder that has aroused more speculation than any historical event I can think of, namely the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in 1963. In this movie the murdered president … Continue reading

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Deirdra Morris is “The Woman in White”: Part One (1982) – reviewed by George

This BBC miniseries is rather astounding. All I’ve ever known of the tale is the Warner Bros. movie I reviewed last week, and the differences here are unsettling. First, Anne Catherick and Laura Fairlie are played by two different actresses. … Continue reading

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