Category Archives: Drama

Walter Huston in ‘The Treasure of the Sierra Madre’ for the ‘O Canada! Blogathon’

How to describe this movie. It’s an adventure film. It’s a drama. It’s a Western (or neo-Western). It is also a classic film and, as it happens, one of the first Hollywood movies to be shot on location outside the … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Birdman’ (2014)

It’s hard to know how to categorize this movie. Wikipedia calls it a “black comedy”, which I suppose it is. Along with parody, drama, fantasy, and satire. But then you’d expect something a bit different from a film with a … Continue reading

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Holiday Movie Suggestions (Part Two)

Let’s continue this cavalcade of holiday movie suggestions with two more great flicks for Turkey Day! 🙂 Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) While not (strictly speaking) a holiday movie, this comedy-drama begins and ends with a Thanksgiving dinner. So … … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The King’s Speech’ (2010)

In all honesty, I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about this movie before seeing it. I don’t watch a lot of historical drama, and I’m not into the whole Merchant Ivory oeuvre. But this film isn’t just any historical, nor … Continue reading

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‘Smash-Up’ — Part Seven (The Last Part)

It’s with great relief a heavy heart my duty to announce that this will be the last part of the movie Smash-Up. All I can say is, it’s been real weird. So, without further ado, etc., here’s the final insult … Continue reading

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Part Six of ‘Smash-Up’

Only two more parts to go in this tedious puzzling unique film that’s kind of like A Star is Born crossed with Not Without My Daughter, except not really. 🙂 Anyway, here’s Part Six!

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Part Five of ‘Smash-Up’

Hello! Here it is again. Another part of this most dramatic musical interesting film noir/drama. With a weird feminist subtext, no less! 🙂 And, on that note, let’s get on with the show!

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Joseph Cotten in ‘Citizen Kane’

For the Joseph Cotten blogathon (hosted by Crystal at In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood, I chose to write about him in Citizen Kane. Not just because the movie is (or was) considered the greatest film of all … Continue reading

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Part Four of ‘Smash-Up’

Time for another part of this very dramatic musical interesting movie that’s a “drama film with elements of Film Noir”–or so Wikipedia claims. Let’s get to it then! 🙂 Can this marriage be saved?

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Part Three of ‘Smash-Up’

Hello! Time for Part Three of this rather depressing bit of business dramatic movie. Let’s see how many drinks Susan Hayward can consume in a night, shall we? 🙂 With that said, here we go! It’s Part Three of Smash-Up.

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