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My Review of ‘Johnny Guitar’ (1954)

Personally, I love a good Western. Especially one with a totally kick-ass heroine like saloonkeeper Vienna in Johnny Guitar. It doesn’t hurt that Vienna is played by the proverbial mistress of “Don’t Mess with Me”, Joan Crawford. It seems Vienna … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Hell or High Water’ (2016)

This film has been hailed by critics as a revitalization of the Western movie. And it lives up to its hype. The movie jumps into action from the opening scene. Two brothers, divorced dad Toby (played by Chris Pine) and … 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 ‘The Prowler’ (1951)

I saw this film as part of TCM’s Noir Alley line-up. Movie critics have pegged it as a slight twist on the Double Indemnity concept—the twist being that it’s the man who’s the seducer. However, ironically, Eddie Muller offered it … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘All That Jazz’ (1979)

This review is being posted as part of the 2017 Medicine in the Movies Blogathon hosted by Charlene’s (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews. While this film might not appear to be one about the medical profession (at least, at first glance), … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Lookout’ (2007)

This film marked the directorial debut of screenwriter Scott Frank, who also wrote the screenplay. Described in Wikipedia simply as a “crime film”, it also falls into the category of neo-noir. High school hockey star Chris Pratt (played to perfection … Continue reading

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Mad Scots and Englishmen in ‘Braveheart’

Now, Patrick McGoohan may have been villainous in Silver Streak, which I previously posted about in The Great Villain Blogathon 2017. However, his role as King Edward “Longshanks” in the 1995 epic film Braveheart revealed an amazing level of treachery … Continue reading

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