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|40 61%||I Love That Man (1933) - Oct 20, 2018
"Edmund Lowe & Nancy Carroll as a couple of small-time crooks in what's mostly a overly melodramatic film than the cool slick thing it probable would have benefited from being. Besides the scenes Lowe was declaring his love for his accomplice, the two were likable, and more than a few funny faces torn up to make life difficult for them. So a uneven experience, but with some fascinating portions."
|50 78%||Personal Maid (1931) - Oct 20, 2018
"Simple and a little too innocent Nancy Carroll romance. Well-meaning with a tiny moral to tell, she is sweet, the men... a little under-developed. While the film was a fresh start for many, it was also the end for someone else. Veteran silent actor George Fawcett made his farewell role here and it was actually him the warmth of the film comes from. Personal Maid (1931) is not the most essential of stories, but it was surprisingly pleasant."
|30 38%||Howard Lovecraft & the Undersea Kingdom (2017) - Oct 20, 2018
"Slightly better than the first one they did, but again it's the animation of the animation movie which sucks the life out of it. Surly Sean Patrick O'Reilly has made enough of these cheap films now to invest in a better animation team to step it up a division on the cartoon scene. I hope so, for story wise these are not too bad for C-level or D-level productions."
|30 38%||22 July (2018) - Oct 15, 2018
"The film starts effective with the gruesome attacks, but once he gets arrested it's all downhill. As a Norwegian reliving those moment I saw on TV, the gradual understanding of this killer, the trial and his pathetic aftermath, this does little in bringing those nasty feelings back. Paul Greengrass brings a cold film and seems to be almost without understanding for the emotions this incident caused. Cardboard characters talking in cringe-worthy Norwegian-English."
|60 89%||Three Identical Strangers (2018) - Oct 14, 2018
"Amazing story! Truly fascinating. As for the documentary, some strong sides and some weak parts. Too bad most people involved in the experiment were either dead or hiding behind faceless corporations. This film really could have needed a proper reveal or deep insight of the study to be essential. "
|40 61%||Musica proibita (1942) - Oct 14, 2018
"Obscure Italian musical of the operatic and romantic kind. Serviceable with proper vocals, but something which will easily be forgotten again."
|50 78%||L'assassin a peur la nuit (1942) - Oct 13, 2018
"Criminals hiding out in the province for a psychological crime drama with tensions rising and secrets getting out. Works pretty well, even if it might lack the big thrills. Definitely a well crafted French movie which hides under the radar of the more famous films made during the war years."
|70 96%||Der Hauptmann von Köpenick (1931) - Oct 13, 2018
"So so amusing! That it's based on true events makes it even more fantastic! Max Adalbert was such a likable character as the smart simpleton. While it's the absurd scenario that's the big joke, it's the little human touches surrounding our protagonist that makes this so lovely."
|40 61%||Girls Can Play (1937) - Oct 13, 2018
"A League of Their Own 1930s style, with a murder mystery and Rita Hayworth thrown in! They made Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams a police Lieutenant, which tells you how serious the studio took this programmer. Alright for a quick fix of baseball, dames and a little killing, but not one to take very seriously."
|40 61%||Tear Gas Squad (1940) - Oct 13, 2018
"Dramatic title which had little to do with what's going on here. A cocky nightclub singer gets involved with the Irish and charms himself into the police force. Corny as hell, in some ways in a good way. More singing than action."