Tag Archives: Movie Review

My Review of ‘Johnny Angel’ (1945)

I found this movie to be weirdly appealing. There are all sorts of reasons why I shouldn’t like it. A merchant ship captain who bears the titular name (played with all the dramatic intensity of a plank of wood by … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday’ (1953)

How can I describe this movie? Well, it’s French. Very French. And it’s a comedy full of visual, audible, and physical humor. And I sense that the director Jacques Tati is a bit like Woody Allen—in a good way—because he … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Repeat Performance’ (1947)

Hi, everyone! Today, I’m doing a film review by video, which I haven’t done in quite a while, actually. I have been putting up old ones, but this is my latest, and I will try to do this without reading … Continue reading

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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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My Review of ‘Lady Bird’ (2017)

WARNING: THIS REVIEW HAS AT LEAST ONE MAJOR SPOILER! This film, Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut, has been the subject of high praise and deservedly so. Our protagonist, high school senior Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson lives with her not-so-traditional family … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Los Tallos Amargos’ (1956)

WARNING: CONTAINS A POSSIBLE SPOILER OR TWO. I recently saw this film on TCM’s Noir Alley. It’s a great example of the important work Eddie Mueller’s Film Noir Foundation is doing in the field of movie restoration. The story behind … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Blue Gardenia’ (1953)

This movie is based on a novella, and I aways find myself wanting to read the book when the movie is an adaptation. The novella was written by Vera Caspery, an author I’ve never read. And now, of course, I … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Far Country’ (1954)

The first thing I noticed about this film is that the main character, Jeff Webster (played by James Stewart), has a clear streak of badass running through him. (And this is the guy who played a man who spoke to … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Shimmer Lake’ (2017)

When I heard about how this Netflix Original film told the story backwards, my first thought was of Memento. But this movie is anything but a knock-off. It’s about a bank robbery in a small town. And, like many small … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Wicker Man’ (1973)

Okay, I’m trying to conjure the right words to talk about this movie. And you should know that this review will be FILLED with SPOILERS. Because that’s the only way I can truly warn you express my thoughts and feelings … Continue reading

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