Tag Archives: Classics

Old Timers’ Review: Of Mice and Men (1939)

This version of John Steinbeck’s classic novel is the best, and it’s due in no small part to the strong performances of both Lon Chaney, Jr. and Burgess Meredith. Which isn’t a sentence you hear often, is it? Funny side … Continue reading

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Old Timers’ Review: The Black Sleep (1956)

In 1956, the Universal horror series was a fading memory, and the Hammer horror series was just underway. The Black Sleep straddles the two eras very nicely, with a simple spooky plot set in an old castle with a mad … Continue reading

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Review: They Live by Night (1948)

In Nicholas Ray’s seminal crime drama They Live by Night, injured bank robber Bowie (Farley Granger) falls for the independent young rancher’s daughter Keechie (Cathy O’Donnell), and the two use Bowie’s ill-gotten gains to distance themselves from the authorities and … Continue reading

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The Major and the Minor (1942)

The Major and the Minor is the kind of movie that holds up very, very well – and yet could never be made today. Know why? Because it’s about a grown woman who pretends to be 12 years old (!) … Continue reading

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Dastardly film noir, midget cowboys, and thou.

My most recent reviews have been of current (or sort of current) movies, but I’ve also seen a slew of older ones. Rather than bore you with pointless supersize yakkings, I’ll just do snippets. Blurbs, if you will. That’s what … Continue reading

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