Tag 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 ‘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 ‘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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A Brief, Weird Intermission

Hi, there! 🙂 Unfortunately, because YouTube is weird because someone up there hates me due to technical problems, we are unable to enjoy Part Four of The Great Flamarion. I cannot tell you how sorry I am. I feel I … Continue reading

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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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My Review of ‘Seconds’ (1966)

Even though this film is pegged by Wikipedia as a “science-fiction drama”, it can definitely stray into horror territory at times. This story has all the earmarks of one of those “serious films” about middle-class conformity, midlife crises, and wives … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Sign of the Ram’ (1948)

This movie gets its biggest distinction by featuring a wheelchair-bound actress in the lead role. The story of Susan Peters would make an excellent subject for an entirely separate post. Peters had acted for years and was married for a … 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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My Review of ‘Birdman’ (2014)

It’s hard to know how to categorize this movie. Wikipedia calls it a “black comedy”, which I suppose it is. Along with parody, drama, fantasy, and satire. But then you’d expect something a bit different from a film with a … Continue reading

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Holiday Movie Suggestions (Part Two)

Let’s continue this cavalcade of holiday movie suggestions with two more great flicks for Turkey Day! 🙂 Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) While not (strictly speaking) a holiday movie, this comedy-drama begins and ends with a Thanksgiving dinner. So … … Continue reading

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