Monthly Archives: July 2017

Funny Women of the Silents

Originally posted on Silver Screenings:
Anita Garvin and Marion Byron in 1928.  There is no delicate way to put this: We’ve been ripped off. We, meaning all of us movie-watching folk. Now, before we continue, we realize countless people in the…

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‘Charade’ – Part Five

With great pleasure, we present to you now Part Five of that awesome classic film featuring the lovely Audrey Hepburn and the aging long in the tooth distinguished Cary Grant. I speak of none other than the movie Charade! I would … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Deadline to Dawn’ (1946)

As part of TCM’s Noir Alley line-up, I recently saw this interesting little film noir. The story concerns a U.S. Navy sailor Alex Winkley (played by Bill Williams) who wakes up post-bender with a big wad of moolah on him. … Continue reading

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‘Charade’ – Part Four

With the arrival of Saturday, for your entertainment, we have Part Four of Charade, a really funny and suspenseful film. Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn make such a cute couple, if you ignore the fact that Grant’s old enough to … Continue reading

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‘The 39 Steps’ – A Rambling Review

Warning: This rambling review is actually an outline of the movie I wrote for a screenwriting class. So, if you don’t want to read spoilers, DO NOT read this review (or whatever it is). If you’ve seen the movie and … Continue reading

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Featured On the Reef ~ Debbi Mack

Originally posted on Lemon Shark Reef:
? ? On the Reef is a series featuring fabulous indie authors from around the blogosphere and beyond. Titles, covers, and blurbs that catch my eye, new releases, great reads… Basically, authors I’d like…

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Charade – Part Three

Okay … it’s been one of those weeks. And, if there’s a God, assuming all goes well and technology doesn’t totally fuck mess with me, it’s time for me to bring you Part Three of Charade! So here it is … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘How the West Was Won’ (1962)

I happened to catch this movie on TV after a particularly bad day. This was back when I was in college in the early 80s. The minute I started watching, I could tell I was in for a treat. The … Continue reading

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Part Two of ‘Charade’

Hello, it’s time for the next part of the Saturday movie special. The film in question is Charade. As you may recall if you saw last week’s post, Audrey Hepburn had just learned that the husband she hardly knew had … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Searchers’ (1956)

It’s fascinating to review the many opinions film critics have held about this movie. While Newsweek called it “remarkable”, Variety found it “handsomely mounted and in the tradition of Shane“, but “somewhat disappointing” due to its length and repetitiousness. Frankly, … Continue reading

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