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Billy Budd (1962) – full review!

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Billy Budd (1962) – full review! Better known today as a two-time winner of the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award Peter Ustinov also produced directed and/or wrote a handful of other films in which he usually appeared as an actor as well. Bringing this classic Herman Melville seafaring novel about good vs. evil to the big screen was his last production; Ustinov directed it played one of the main characters and (along with DeWitt Bodeen) [...]

June Bride (1948)

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June Bride (1948) This above average comedy with a screenplay by Ranald MacDougall (Mildred Pierce (1945)) features Robert Montgomery as a former war correspondent looking for work. He reluctantly accepts a job to write an article for a women’s magazine about a typical American wedding even though its editor is a former lover Bette Davis who’s playing the typical “married to her job” successful but single career woman [...]

1937

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1937 1937 Academy Awards (Oscar winners and nominees) (winners listed first in bold print) Best Picture The Life of Emile Zola (1937) The Awful Truth (1937) Captains Courageous (1937) Dead End (1937) The Good Earth (1937) In Old Chicago (1937) Lost Horizon (1937) One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937) Stage Door (1937) A Star Is Born (1937) Best Actor in a Leading Role Spencer Tracy Captains Courageous (1937) Charles Boyer Conquest (1937) Paul Muni [...]

Foreign Correspondent (1940)

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Foreign Correspondent (1940) I think this is the best of the two Alfred Hitchcock directed films released in 1940 which is saying something given the fact that the other won the Oscar. Not only does it have terrific set pieces (an old Dutch windmill a transatlantic clipper etc.) but it contains standout performances by Joel McCrea (Hitch had wanted Gary Cooper who turned down the role) Herbert Marshall (his best acting?) and George Sanders (one [...]

Never on Sunday (1960) – full review!

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Never on Sunday (1960) – full review! aka Pote tin Kyriaki (1960) Written directed and produced by Jules Dassin (who received his only recognition from the Academy with Oscar nominations for his direction and writing) this partially foreign language comedy drama which also earned Melina Mercouri her only Oscar nomination (Best Actress) won an Academy Award for its (now very famous and recognizable) title song Manos Hadjidakis’s only [...]

James Dean Ultimate Collector’s Edition

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James Dean Ultimate Collector’s Edition Purchase this Blu-ray Collection at East of Eden (1955) – (adapted from Warner Bros. promotional material) – Based on John Steinbeck’s novel and directed by Elia Kazan East of Eden features James Dean as Cal a wayward Salinas California youth who vies for the affection of his hardended father (Raymond Massey) with his favored brother Aron (Richard Davalos). Jo Van Fleet won the [...]

1931-1932

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1931-1932 1931-1932 Academy Awards (Oscar winners and nominees) (winners listed first in bold print) Best Picture Grand Hotel (1932)   Arrowsmith (1931) Bad Girl (1931) The Champ (1931) Five Star Final (1931) One Hour with You (1932) Shanghai Express (1932) The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) Best Actor in a Leading Role Wallace Beery The Champ (1931) and Fredric March Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) Alfred Lunt The Guardsman (1931) Best Actress [...]

Guns of the Pecos (1937)

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Guns of the Pecos (1937) Featuring Dick Foran as the “Singing Cowboy” with his trusty horse Smoke “the Wonder Horse”. Also appearing in the film is the prolific “B”-movie stock player Eddie Acuff. The setting begins with a placard describing the lawlessness of Texas before the advent of the Texas Ranger. We are then introduced to a small town judge Blake who is “The Law” of the community. He is [...]

Sheepman The (1958) – full review!

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Sheepman The (1958) – full review! Directed by George Marshall and written by William Bowers & James Edward Grant (who earned an Oscar nomination for their story & screenplay written directly for the screen) this above average Western comedy features Glenn Ford in the title role. Though three of the other leads are Shirley MacLaine Leslie Nielsen & Mickey Shaughnessy the rest of the cast is full of familiar faces (like [...]

Warner Bros. Ultimate Gangster Collection: Contemporary

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Warner Bros. Ultimate Gangster Collection: Contemporary Purchase this Blu-ray Collection at Mean Streets (1973) – Crude rude and socially unacceptable this early film by director Martin Scorsese who adapted his own story with Mardik Martin follows Harvey Keitel as Charlie a small time hood debt collector in the Little Italy section of New York City. Robert De Niro plays his out-of-control violent friend named Johnny Boy. Also seen in the [...]
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