Monthly Archives: February 2016

“King Solomon’s Mines” (1950)

Oh what a shocking disappointment this film was. Now let me preface this review with the following – I was exhausted when I watched this film. I had just gotten off of work and my energy started to get zapped … Continue reading

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“I Want to Live!” (1958)

Robert Wise’s 1958 film I Want to Live! is a film with a pulse – a pulse that reverberates and throbs throughout the body and reaches the soul. I am both enamored with this film, and yet absolutely determined to … Continue reading

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“Sayonara” (1957)

I love it when I get to watch and review older, Oscar-nominated and winning films that time seems to have all but forgotten. Such is the case with director Joshua Logan’s 1957 film, Sayonara. Despite being the recipient of ten … Continue reading

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“Summertime” (1955)

It is interesting to watch Summertime now, as I am right in the middle of watching the Water Arc of One Piece, and the Straw-hat Pirates are currently in a city that is very much modeled after Venice. So I’ve … Continue reading

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“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (1967)

Here’s another Stanley Kramer film that I got to see a second time yesterday. Unlike my review of Judgement at Nuremberg, I’ll keep this one far more brief. Kramer’s 1967 film, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, is a drama centered … Continue reading

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“Judgement at Nuremberg” (1961)

Stanley Kramer’s 1961 court drama Judgement at Nuremberg is a surprisingly complex film. Not content to focus solely on a black-and-white tale of good against evil spurred by one of the bleaker moments in human history, it injects a heavy … Continue reading

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The Fortune Cookie (1966)

Before the film started on TCM, Ben Mankiewicz noted that Billy Wilder’s 1966 film, The Fortune Cookie, was the first of many collaborations between Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, and it was this film that demonstrated the pure, raw chemistry … Continue reading

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