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Michael Caine as Sherlock Holmes in “Without a Clue” – reviewed by George

In a pre-credits sequence Holmes (Michael Caine) and Watson (Ben Kingsley) do much more than the police to apprehend two robbers. In front of the reporters Holmes is cool and brilliant, Watson is sincere and polite, and Lestrade (Jeffrey Jones) … Continue reading

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Victor Victoria (1982) – reviewed by George

The second remake of the 1933 German film “Viktor und Viktoria” is really funny and slapsticky, due to the Screenplay and Direction of Blake Edwards. And it was shot at Pinewood Studios in England, so Edwards could use all the … Continue reading

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Basil of Baker Street as Sherlock Holmes in “The Great Mouse Detective” (1986) – reviewed by George

Yes, the human Sherlock has a bit, too small to be called a cameo and too small to mess up my title. The only reason it’s interesting (okay, there are two) is that the voice is that of Basil Rathbone, … Continue reading

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Touch of Evil (1958) – reviewed by George

More than a touch, this is a whole lot of evil. The story is basically about police corruption, and one particular corrupt cop, who clings to the “justification” that the people he framed (and the people he is currently framing) were guilty. … Continue reading

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Hatari! (1962)- Reviewed by Anita- *****

HATARI! Means danger in Swahili and that is what this movie is all about.  Directed by Howard Hawks, Hatari! gives us a glance into the life of big game hunters.  All shot on location in Tanganyika, this film is about animal capture … Continue reading

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Arabesque (1966) – reviewed by George

“Arabesque” means either s decorative design that employs outlines of living things to form a pattern of interlaced lines, or a ballet position. After thinking that neither definition applied, I decided that the design thing actually works, because the crucial … Continue reading

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Weird Captions # 24 – Strange Misspellings

This is not actually a Captions by Dummies entry, but I’m not starting a new category for things like this. For one thing, I think this one would probably be the only entry ever. In the book The Arabian Nights … Continue reading

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