Category Archives: Drama

My Review of ‘Crossfire’ (1947)

This movie goes beyond the usual territory of film noir—postwar, nuclear age anxiety about gender roles, etc., etc.—into the realm of social commentary. The message in this case being one against anti-Semitism. The plot revolves around a group of soldiers … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘All About Eve’ (1950)

This movie was based on a short story which itself was based on a true event. It’s also one of Bette Davis’ most memorable films. Davis plays Margo Channing, a well-loved but aging Broadway star. She is surrounded by a … Continue reading

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‘Glen or Glenda’ – Part Two

Once again, I have another peculiar interesting entry in the realm of B-movies. This week it’s the second part of what many consider to be one of the worst movies (if not THE WORST movie) ever! Glen or Glenda—the movie … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Taylor in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

Elizabeth Taylor is the kind of actress that could easily qualify as the number one representative of classic Hollywood stardom and financial success. Along with her considerable attributes as a businesswoman and humanitarian, Elizabeth Taylor was a stunning beauty. Taylor … Continue reading

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Raymond Burr for the Prosecution

As a Canadian-born actor, it seems a little ironic that Raymond Burr would wind up playing the iconic American defense attorney Perry Mason. But, as one who grew up watching Burr as the good guy lawyer who (almost) never lost … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Casablanca’ (1942)

It came to my attention earlier this week that this movie recently had an anniversary. That reminded me of when I first saw it at the age of 17 on TV (of course). I think it was a lazy Sunday … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Gilda’ (1946)

I’ve been meaning to see this movie, because it’s supposed to be a film noir. And Rita Hayworth in the title role is supposed be “the ultimate femme fatale” (at least according to Wikipedia). But I’ll be honest (and probably … Continue reading

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