Category Archives: Classic Movies

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 Grand Holiday Revue (Part Three)

And now, in the final part of this year’s grand holiday film revue, here are two more movies that come under the heading of Christmas flicks. Beware, My Lovely (1952) This film definitely isn’t your standard holiday fare. In fact, … Continue reading

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The Grand Holiday Revue (Part Two)

Die Hard (1988) Yes, this Bruce Willis extravaganza of explosions is considered a Christmas movie. Bruce plays John McClane, the lean, mean fighting version of Santa Claus, delivering justice to the occupants of an office building where Hans Gruber (played … Continue reading

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The Grand Holiday Revue (Part One)

Well, it’s almost Christmas, which means it’s time to trot out a few old favorites holiday films. So grab an eggnog (don’t skimp on the rum!) and get ready for a grand revue of holiday film favorites. White Christmas (1954) … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Birds’ (1963)

This is the first Alfred Hitchcock movie I ever saw and, believe me, it left an impression. Even though I saw it on TV back in the day when they cut out the really gory parts with graphic depictions of … Continue reading

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Too Late for Tears — Part Eight

It’s with great pleasure that I present to you today Part Eight of Too Late for Tears! So grab your popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the penultimate part of this most interesting film noir flick! And as a bonus I’m … Continue reading

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Film Noir Movies and Domestic Violence

I recently posted Part Seven of Too Late for Tears in a film noir group on Facebook. The poster for the movie provoked a comment about how a billboard for a movie had to be taken down, ostensibly because it had … Continue reading

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