Tag Archives: Movie Reviews

My Review of ‘Hit and Run’ (1957)

WARNING: This review contains more than a few SPOILERS! 🙂 Okay, despite the fact that so much of this movie resembles the plot of The Postman Always Rings Twice, there are some very clear differences. A showgirl (Julie played by … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Loving Highsmith’ (2022)

I’ve never read any of Patricia Highsmith’s books, but I have seen two of the movies adapted from them. And I know she was considered by many to have been a rather grim, reclusive figure, even an outright racist. This … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Breaker Morant’ (1980)

I’ve always liked this movie, but I don’t think I fully appreciated what it was really about until now. It’s about three Australian officers serving with the British Army during the Boer Wars. The three of them face a court … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Friends of Eddie Coyle’ (1973)

This is another movie I haven’t seen for quite a while, but had a chance to revisit recently. One of the interesting things about it is that it opens with scenes from a bank heist. But what seems to start … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Scarlet Street’ (1945)

This has never been one of my favorites of the film noir canon. However, given the chance to watch it again on TCM, I’ll grant you the movie hits all the right noirish notes. Our anti-hero is named (interestingly) Christopher … Continue reading

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‘The Devil’s Rain’ (1975) (B-Movie Review) — Part Three

And now for the final part of this B-movie review! Oh, the horror! 🙂 Things get even uglier when Ernie Corbis puts on a weird mask with goat horns sticking out from it like (slightly bent, thick, and twisted) antennae. … Continue reading

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Choreography in ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ (1952)

Given that this film is a musical and a Gene Kelly musical, at that, and its profusion of classic song-and-dance sequences (but, you know the one I’m thinking about), there’s a bit less information online about the creative inspiration or … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Hell Drivers’ (1957)

This movie is unique in a number of ways. For one thing, it’s a British film noir. According to Ben Mankiewicz on TCM, it marked the beginning of British New Wave cinema. The tone of the film is unquestionably gritty. … Continue reading

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‘Son of Dracula’ (B-Movie Review) (1943) — Part Two

Okay, ready for Part Two of the amazing film Son of Dracula from 1943? Right. Let’s get this over with done! Then Professor Lazlo arrives at Dr. Brewster’s house. The doctor has noticed the stupid Word Jumble rearrangement of letters … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Pitfall’ (1948)

Hi today, I’m doing a review of Pitfall from 1948. I don’t think I’ve reviewed this one before, but I’m gonna have to check. If I did, I’m doing an updated review then. This is a review offered straight from … Continue reading

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