Category Archives: Actor

Hitchcock: a movie review, 2012

If you love Alfred Hitchcock movies, you’ll probably enjoy this movie about the man and the making of his psychological thriller from 1960, Psycho! Starring Anthony Hopkins as the man himself and Helen Mirren as his wife, Hitchcock (2012) shows the man’s strengths, foibles, … Continue reading

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Film Noir, 75 Years of the Greatest Crime Films, a Time Inc. Special

A friend and I have a great time getting together to watch old movies.  A couple of weeks ago, we watched the classic film, Laura, starring Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney.  A few days later, I was at a checkout … Continue reading

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Charly (1968), a classic movie review

Charly is based on the book Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.  The movie won an Oscar for leading man Cliff Robertson, and although it strays a bit from the book, the movie is definitely a classic in many ways. … Continue reading

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The Martian, a movie review

Well, I finally got to see the Martian (based on the book by Andy Weir) just in the nick of time — it’s ending tomorrow in the theatres.  I wanted to see it for several reasons:  1. I’ve developed a keen … Continue reading

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Gladiator, a movie review

British Actor Ridley Scott has won many awards for his films and is extremely well known, especially for Blade Runner and Alien, neither of which I’ve seen.  I became interested in his movies when I saw Exodus Gods and Kings … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey, a Time Inc Special

By now you are probably aware that I’m a fan of these Life, Time Inc. book/magazines that feature everything from history, to style, and, in this case, culture.  The immensely popular British TV series, Downton Abbey, is in its sixth and … Continue reading

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Brooklyn, a movie review

Brooklyn, directed by John Crowley, was released in November, 2015 in the USA, and is based on the book of the same name by Colm Tóibín.  It is a very tender story of an inexperienced young lady, Eilis (played by Saoirse … Continue reading

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