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Lifeboat (1944) blu ray review!

Monday, June 11th, 2012

This fabulous Hitchcock movie makes its blu ray debut from the Masters of Cinema. It’s an excellent release, as you can discover by clicking on the image above for my review.

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The Lost Patrol (1934)

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

It is impossible for me to separate John Ford from the western genre. His name has become shorthand for the western. When I visited South Utah for the first time many years ago one of the first thoughts I had was that it was like being in a John Ford film. Although he had been […]

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The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Is it me or has Robert Duvall put on weight since The Godfather?
I’m not a big war film fan, but I have to say I loved this one. It’s such a fun mix of wartime action cliches with olde worlde quaint English charm.
Jenny Agutter is in here, as is Michael Caine, Duval, Donald Pleasance, Donald […]

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Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Here is a re-post of the review I originally wrote for Cinema Retro last month. I thought I may as well put it on here too:
Back in 1995, I thought Quentin Tarantino could do no wrong. After the quadruple whammy of Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, True Romance and Natural Born Killers, it seemed as though […]

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