Category Archives: Mystery

My Review of ‘Knives Out’ (2019)

It’s good to see a contemporary film that embraces the old mystery movie tropes, while bending them ever-so-slightly. And one that features a bevy of A-list actors. Knives Out has many of the standard whodunit elements: all the characters gather … Continue reading

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Joseph Cotten in ‘Citizen Kane’

For the Joseph Cotten blogathon (hosted by Crystal at In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood, I chose to write about him in Citizen Kane. Not just because the movie is (or was) considered the greatest film of all … Continue reading

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Bette Davis for the Defense

As a long-time Perry Mason fan, I know that Raymond Burr had taken time off from playing the eponymous defense attorney for various health reasons. However, until recently, I had no idea that Bette Davis (of all people) had played … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Sleuth’ (1972)

This film, based on a Tony Award-winning play, is about Andrew Wyke, a rather pompous British crime writer (played with appropriate pomposity by Laurence Olivier), who invites a young hairdresser named Milo Tindle (played by the ever-charming Michael Caine) to … Continue reading

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Part Seven of ‘Charade’

Happy Saturday! 🙂 When we last left off in Charade, Audrey Hepburn was snogging all over Cary Grant, like gravy on rice! Anyway (crutch word! 🙂 ), we’re now up to Part Seven, which ends on yet another cliffhanger …! … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Big Lebowski’ (1998)

“Now this here story I’m about to unfold took place back in the early ’90s – just about the time of our conflict with Sad’m and the I-raqis. I only mention it because sometimes there’s a man… I won’t say … Continue reading

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‘Charade’ – Part Six

Well, as you may know if you’ve been watching this space, I have an on-going movie serial in the works here. This time around, I’m featuring one of my favorite Audrey Hepburn-Cary Grant pairings. But I hope to get back … Continue reading

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