Daily Archives: November 25, 2021

Classic Film Review: A Forgotten Madcap Gem with Farley, Shelley, Sheldon, Hans and Elisha — “Behave Yourself!” (1951)

Boy, you think you know all the “madcap” Hollywood farces, and then something like 1951’s “Behave Yourself!” pops up, begging to differ. It’s got Farley Granger (“Strangers on a Train,” “Rope”), cast against type, Shelley Winters playing comedy and every … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “A Boy Called Christmas” stands out from the streaming Holiday Offerings

At last Netflix releases a family holiday movie worth watching this year. I was beginning to lose hope. “A Boy Called Christmas” continues the streamer’s run of good luck with tales that reset the Christmas myth, finding new origin stories … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”

We tend to lump all of the musicals of Hollywood’s Golden Age into one warm memory. But of course there were lesser lights — forgotten gems — and big budget blunders, like “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.” A … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Halle’s fit and “Bruised” in this MMA melodrama

A pull-out-all-the-cliches and throw in a few on-the-nose new ones script leaves Halle Berry’s directing debut, “Bruised,” a split decision. As a showcase for the fittest 55 year-old in the cinema, one who masters fight choreography and is (mostly) convincing … Continue reading

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