Tag Archives: Movie Review

My Review of ‘Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle’ (2003)

While my original intent was to blog about Charlie’s Angels—full stop, I had the chance to see this sequel recently. And while you’d never mistake this movie for a Merchant & Ivory production (or even a Farrelly Brothers film), it’s … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Rope’ (1948)

This film is a taught 80-minute study of two twisted minds at work. Well, three—counting the director. 🙂 Two young men lure a friend to their Manhattan apartment, where they proceed to strangle him to death. Then, dump him in … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Deadline to Dawn’ (1946)

As part of TCM’s Noir Alley line-up, I recently saw this interesting little film noir. The story concerns a U.S. Navy sailor Alex Winkley (played by Bill Williams) who wakes up post-bender with a big wad of moolah on him. … Continue reading

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‘The 39 Steps’ – A Rambling Review

Warning: This rambling review is actually an outline of the movie I wrote for a screenwriting class. So, if you don’t want to read spoilers, DO NOT read this review (or whatever it is). If you’ve seen the movie and … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘How the West Was Won’ (1962)

I happened to catch this movie on TV after a particularly bad day. This was back when I was in college in the early 80s. The minute I started watching, I could tell I was in for a treat. The … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Searchers’ (1956)

It’s fascinating to review the many opinions film critics have held about this movie. While Newsweek called it “remarkable”, Variety found it “handsomely mounted and in the tradition of Shane“, but “somewhat disappointing” due to its length and repetitiousness. Frankly, … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Fort Apache’ (1948)

This film is the first of a trio known as director John Ford’s “cavalry trilogy”, which was followed by She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Rio Grande. They all starred Ford’s favorite cowboy, John Wayne. This movie is unique in … Continue reading

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