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|50 T8||Børning 2 (2016) - Mar 26, 2017
"Fy faen, så harry! Corny Norwegian Fast & Furious rip-off. But you know what? Traveling with two sick kids, a tired wife and being caught in a tropical storm, this was the only highlight of my hellish 32 hour journey back home to Norway from my stay in the Philippines."
|60 T9||Stablemates (1938) - Mar 23, 2017
"While Stablemates (1938) is pure formula, it has a gentle sentimentality which worked for the pairing of Wallace Beery & Mickey Rooney. At this stage of his career the troubled father figure brought out the best in Beery. Like with his films with Jackie Cooper, Rooney serves the same purpose in generating a unlikely friendship filled with much parental love. I liked the simple the way Sam Wood captured it all, focusing on the performances of the duo instead of going overboard with MGM glamor."
|50 T8||There Goes the Groom (1937) - Mar 23, 2017
"There Goes the Groom (1937) is absurd, but it's got such good comic performances that it's worth seeing. The second lead role Burgess Meredith ever had, and he's a total loony! Exaggerated, but up for the task. Ann Sothern is a nice dame, and perhaps the most grounded character in this, but the queen of the film is no doubt Mary Boland! Such a comic pro! She even gets tackled played American Football! So if you're up for some wild stupidity, this is one to go to."
|40 T7||Give Us This Night (1936) - Mar 23, 2017
"The only American film European Opera sensation Jan Kiepura did. Alexander Hall almost mimics what Kiepura's films would look like back on the European continent. Very song heavy, and the man and his leading lady Gladys Swarthout can sing, but a lot of the emotional scenes are cringe-worthy. So ultimately a very uneven singing romance. Good, perhaps excellent, for those that love opera tunes, but not so good for those wanting a deeper more rounded movie experience."
|40 T7||4.1 Miles (2016) - Mar 22, 2017|
|30 T5||Pigeon Toady's Guide to Your New Baby (2016) - Mar 22, 2017|
|30 T5||Getting Here (2017) - Mar 22, 2017|
|40 T7||Aeronutics (1941) - Mar 22, 2017|
|50 T8||The Night of the Party (1935) - Mar 21, 2017
"The Night of the Party (1935) is another one of Michael Powell's obscure early films. Enjoyable quickie with a respectable cast of Leslie Banks, Ian Hunter, Jane Baxter & Malcolm Keen, to name a few. While the murder plot is enjoyable, I found most amusement in the very British characters. Almost too Brrrritish with their many quirks and amusing replies! By this point in his career Powell was starting to show his tremendous skills as a film maker, even for a minor mystery like this."
|10 T1||Déchargement d'un navire (1896) - Mar 18, 2017|