Gene Kelly embarks on a vendetta against the criminals who killed his father in Black Hand, his first dramatic outing.
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on December 21, 2017)
I should have learned my lesson from The Crimson Pirate - when Burt Lancaster is the star of a swashbuckler, run away screaming. That being said, I went into The Flame and the Arrow thinking it would be just another bad post-World War II swashbuckler. I wasn't expecting it to piss me the **** off as much as it did.
A mad artist sets out to create his greatest masterpieces at a hideous cost in House of Wax, a classic horror flick starring Vincent Price.
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on April 28, 2017)
Jimmy Stewart is at his most charming in Harvey, a delightful little comedy about a man whose best friend is an invisible six-foot-tall rabbit.
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on August 31, 2015)
I'm glad I gave this another chance before writing this review. After a second viewing, I have to admit this semi-adaptation of King Solomon's Mines is better than I first gave it credit for, even if I still don't think it's that great of a movie.
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on July 6, 2015)
A small town learns a hard lesson on what it means to have a fast-drawing gunman for a neighbor in The Fastest Gun Alive, an excellent Western starring Glenn Ford.
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on June 8, 2015)
Alec Guinness portrays a mild-mannered criminal mastermind in The Lavender Hill Mob, an excellent British caper comedy.
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on April 6, 2015)
An aspiring actress tries to clear her boyfriend of a murder charge in Stage Fright, a lesser-known thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
(Original version posted on Channel Awesome on October 6, 2014)
I've seen a lousy adaptation of a book,
Overrated on Fandango!
Fans say it's delighting,
But it's not exciting me!
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on August 11, 2014)
President Harry Truman had the perfect response to being called "Give 'Em Hell Harry" - "I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell." In Paths of Glory, Stanley Kubrick takes that same approach, and a superb anti-war drama is the end result.
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