Category Archives: Movie Reviews

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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Five Favorite Movies About Movies

I’m not usually one to make Top 10 lists about my favorite movies, because I love so many it’s nearly impossible for me to rank them. For me, it’s like trying to pick a favorite book. Aren’t all the good … Continue reading

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My Review of ’12 Monkeys’ (1995)

This film is another great blend of neo-noir and science fiction. It also bears the slightly madcap earmarks of a Terry Gilliam-directed movie. Other examples would include Brazil and Time Bandits. The story is about a prisoner named Cole (played … Continue reading

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Original vs. Remake: ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’

I’d love to say that I absolutely adored Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway in the original version of this film. Except it would be a flat-out lie. Maybe it was all the hype around this movie, but honestly … I … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Red River’ (1948)

One of my favorite types of movies when I was growing up was the Western. At the time, there were quite a few TV series based on Westerns. In fact, the show Star Trek was pitched by its creator, Gene … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Klute’ (1971)

  This is one of those movies that hammer home points about modern living with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer, yet somehow are hard not to love. The film is a crime thriller, in which a high-placed corporate executive, … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Getaway’ (1972)

This movie was based on the eponymous novel by Jim Thompson, directed by Sam Peckinpah, and co-stars Steve McQueen. I guess it’s fair to say it’s a crime action movie with neo-noir tendencies, not to mention a healthy amount of … Continue reading

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