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MINI MOVIE REVIEW: “The Testament of Dr Mabuse” (1933)

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse was directed by Fritz Lang and co-written by Thea von Harbou, and was based on the character created by Norbert Jacques in the novel Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler.  This movie is a sequel of sorts to Fritz … Continue reading

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MINI MOVIE REVIEW: “The Penalty” (1920)

The Penalty is a crime drama from 1920, starring the great Lon Chaney as a double amputee gangster.  As a child, the Lon Chaney character (known as Blizzard throughout the movie) has his legs mistakenly amputated by Dr. Ferris.  Precisesly why … Continue reading

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MINI MOVIE REVIEW: “The History Boys” (2006)

This magnificent movie is based on what I’m assuming is the even more magnificent play written by the equally magnificent Alan Bennett, who also brought us The Madness of King George and some of the funniest live sketches ever seen … Continue reading

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MINI MOVIE REVIEW: Flight (2012)

Bob Zemeckis gives us another great movie with Denzel Washington as a very, very broken man.  Kelly Reilly is fantastic as a very, very broken woman.  The plane is also totally broken, even before it crashes.  The film is brilliant, … Continue reading

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MINI MOVIE REVIEW: “The Tall Guy” (1989) — in memoriam of Mel Smith

Mel Smith directed (and wrote) this fun little movie starring Jeff Goldblum as an actor in London who has been playing “The Tall Guy” (parlance for the “goofy sidekick”) in Rowan Atkinson’s stage show.  Along the way, Jeff falls in … Continue reading

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