Monthly Archives: January 2017

#OCanada Blogathon Starts Friday!

Originally posted on Silver Screenings:
We can hardly wait for the O Canada Blogathon! Image: Winter’s hottest blogathon is almost here! The O Canada Blogathon (February 3-5) celebrates Canada’s remarkable contributions to film. It’s not too late to join in…

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Part Three of ‘Bowery at Midnight’

Hello all! It’s time for another part of the B-movie I’ve prepared especially for your enjoyment. Hold tight and get ready for Part Three of Bowery at Midnight! And, in a way I think she would’ve appreciated, here’s a bit … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Spellbound’ (1945)

This psychological thriller opens with an intriguing Shakespeare quote: “The Fault … is Not in Our Stars, But in Ourselves …,” which may be one of the most interesting ways to begin a story that takes place (by and large) … Continue reading

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Bowery at Midnight — Part Two

Happy post-inaugural Saturday! Rather than bemoan the fate of the free world worry about politics and all that, let’s enjoy the second part of the Saturday Matinee series–none other than Boris Karloff (playing dual roles!) in Bowery at Midnight! And here’s … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and ‘Breathe Easy’ (2017)

This is an indie film, extraordinary for both its subject matter and its scope. To summarize briefly, the story is about a bizarre, toxic cloud that descends over the Earth’s major cities. And, as a result, people start going crazy … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘To Catch a Thief’ (1955)

This classic romantic thriller features some of director Hitchcock’s favorite actors: Cary Grant as retired cat burglar, John Robie, aka “The Cat”; Grace Kelly as Frances Stevens, the ice-blonde object of Robie’s affections; and Jessie Royce Landis as Frances’ (very … Continue reading

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The Saturday Matinee Returns!

Happy new year, everyone! And happy long weekend, for those who observe U.S. federal holidays! Once again, it’s time for the Saturday Matinee. And to start off the year, we have a kind of crime/horror B-movie–Part One of Bowery at … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘#DrunksLikeUs’ (2014)

In a departure from my usual studio system movie reviews, I’m posting my thoughts about an indie film I had the great pleasure to see. #DrunksLikeUs tells the story of three ordinary, beer-guzzling British blokes. They’re lured by the mysterious … Continue reading

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It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

Originally posted on Charlene's (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews:
After another viewing of this compelling and heartwarming holiday classic last evening, I knew that this had to be my next blog entry. It is definitely a tradition in my family…

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Happy New Year And Thank You

Ditto! 🙂 I just wanted to say thank you too all that have read and followed this blog.  2016 was quite a year, one for the history books.  Years from now when people talk about the various news stories and … Continue reading

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