Category Archives: Drama

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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Part One of ‘High School Big Shot’ (1959)

Here’s Part One of High School Big Shot, which is like Up the Down Staircase as an after-school special. Kinda. 🙂 PS: Happy Halloween!

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My Review of ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ (2019)

This movie starts with a black man shouting like an activist street performer. We are in San Francisco, by the bay, but it’s not the touristy part. Two guys are watching the shouting man, while waiting for a bus. This … Continue reading

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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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