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Stonehearst Asylum (2014) – reviewed by George

Boy, did they ever need #MeToo in the 1800’s! You may have thought from other films that the treatment of mental cases was awful then for both sexes (and even into the 1900’s), but this film really exposes the awful … Continue reading

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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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Interstellar (2014) – reviewed by George

This film is an involving, suspenseful deep space adventure, with a healthy dose of emotion in the form of a father’s love for his daughter, but ultimately it’s too engineerish for me. Lots of technical terms, discussions of dimensions (third, … Continue reading

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Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) – reviewed by George

This is a private secret service, neither a part of MI-5 (the equivalent of the American NSA) nor MI-6 (the equivalent of the CIA). It was founded either by a very upscale haberdashery and its owners, or by the tailors … Continue reading

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Gambit (1966 and 2012) – reviewed by George

The 1966 version starred Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, and Herbert Lom, and featured a wonderful trio of character actors: John Abbott, Roger C. Carmel, and Arnold Moss. The story for the film was written by Sidney Carroll and the screenplay … Continue reading

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