Category Archives: Movie Reviews

My Review of ‘The Lookout’ (2007)

This film marked the directorial debut of screenwriter Scott Frank, who also wrote the screenplay. Described in Wikipedia simply as a “crime film”, it also falls into the category of neo-noir. High school hockey star Chris Pratt (played to perfection … Continue reading

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Mad Scots and Englishmen in ‘Braveheart’

Now, Patrick McGoohan may have been villainous in Silver Streak, which I previously posted about in The Great Villain Blogathon 2017. However, his role as King Edward “Longshanks” in the 1995 epic film Braveheart revealed an amazing level of treachery … Continue reading

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‘Silver Streak’ with the Villainous Patrick McGoohan

Silver Streak, a comedy-thriller from 1976, was not only a hilarious vehicle for the pairing of funny guys Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor, but featured Irish-American actor Patrick McGoohan in the part of the evil Roger Devereaux. When George Caldwell … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ (1967)

This is not only a crime film, but a somewhat factual crime film. It is based on the real-life titular criminals, B & C let’s call them. B & C as portrayed by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, respectively, are … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Jackie Brown’ (1997)

Being that Quentin Tarantino is a director I love (along with many others—too many to name), it’s hardly a surprise that I consider this film to be completely awesome. Based on the novel Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard (which I … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Detour’ (1945) — Redux

When I first saw this movie, I wasn’t exactly blown away by it (click the link to read my original review and learn the storyline). However, having given it a second viewing during TCM’s Noir Alley presentations, I have to … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Suspicion’ (1941)

Like many a Hitchcock film, this one involves a train. In this instance, a man and woman meet on a train. They are Johnnie Aysgarth (played with debonair suave by Cary Grant) and Lina McLaidlaw (played with shy reserve by … Continue reading

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