Category Archives: Drama

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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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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