Category Archives: Romance

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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Bernard Herrmann and ‘North by Northwest’

You know, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these blogathon thingies, so hopefully I won’t totally screw this up. Especially given the topic of film composer! I’m a music enthusiast (and something of a lapsed musician), as … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘While You Were Sleeping’ (1995)

Rather than write a holiday round up, I thought I’d focus on one movie in particular that fits the season in more ways than one. Given the ridiculous levels of stress we’ve endured this year, what better form of distraction … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Time After Time’ (1979)

Time After Time is a very clever time travel movie. It’s also something of the genre-bender, in that it’s a science fiction/thriller/romantic suspense movie. And it’s a fictionalized account involving real people—one of whom wrote a novel about a time … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Casablanca’ (1942)

It came to my attention earlier this week that this movie recently had an anniversary. That reminded me of when I first saw it at the age of 17 on TV (of course). I think it was a lazy Sunday … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Easter Parade’ (1948)

This review is being posted as part of the Judy Garland Blogathon this weekend being hosted on the blog In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood. This film is sort of like Pygmalion, if it hadn’t been made into … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Atlantic City’ (1980)

First off, you should know that this review is part of the “O Canada!” blogathon, co-hosted by Ruth of Silver Screenings and Kristina of Speakeasy. Having said that, there are at least three Canadian connections in this film. For one, … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘To Catch a Thief’ (1955)

This classic romantic thriller features some of director Hitchcock’s favorite actors: Cary Grant as retired cat burglar, John Robie, aka “The Cat”; Grace Kelly as Frances Stevens, the ice-blonde object of Robie’s affections; and Jessie Royce Landis as Frances’ (very … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Notorious’ (1946)

Warning: mild spoilers ahead, for those who haven’t seen this film. And if you haven’t, go see it. Now! For heaven’s sake. 🙂 Anyway, don’t watch the last video, if you don’t already know the end. In certain ways, Notorious … Continue reading

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