Category Archives: Drama

Review of ‘Death of a Cyclist’ (1955)

One of the great advantages of watching Noir Alley on Turner Classic Movies is that it offers a look at movies I never knew existed. This movie is also one of those rare birds: a Spanish film noir. (In Spanish, … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Certified Copy’ (2010)

Hi, today I’m reviewing Certified Copy, a movie that a group that I participate in at the Anne Arundel County Public Library discussed not so long ago. Yeah, this was really an interesting experience for me because I think I … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Breaker Morant’ (1980)

I’ve always liked this movie, but I don’t think I fully appreciated what it was really about until now. It’s about three Australian officers serving with the British Army during the Boer Wars. The three of them face a court … Continue reading

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My Mixed Feelings About ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

The first time I saw this movie, as far as I can recall (since it’s been a long, long time), my feelings about it were generally positive. For one thing, the movie is about an ordinary fellow who basically saves … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Quiet Man’ (1952)

This is one of those movies I’ve always heard I should see, but never got around to watching until recently. And I might never have seen it, except that it was chosen for the movie group I’m in. Yep, I’m … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Cutter’s Way’ (1981)

This movie is … well … very late 70s. Originally titled Cutter and Bone (which makes it sound like a story about a meat market), the main character in the film is what they used to call a “beach bum”, … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Lady Bird’ (2017)

WARNING: THIS REVIEW HAS AT LEAST ONE MAJOR SPOILER! This film, Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut, has been the subject of high praise and deservedly so. Our protagonist, high school senior Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson lives with her not-so-traditional family … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Ashes and Diamonds’ (1958)

WARNING: This review reveals a not-completely-unexpected kind of spoiler! So, proceed with that in mind. Thank you! 🙂 This is the kind of film that has so much to offer of whatever you look for in a movie—suspense, political intrigue, … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ (2012)

I actually recorded this video review years ago, but am only now posting it here! It’s a bit like going back in time watching it! 🙂 Hi, Debbi Mack here reviewing Zero Dark Thirty, a movie I finally got to … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ (2013)

Today’s film review comes in video and text, for your watching/listening and/or reading pleasure! 🙂 Incidentally, this is an old video from an old YouTube channel. But my opinion stands. 🙂 Sorry about all that background music. I had a … Continue reading

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