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|50 78%||Frozen II (2019) - Jan 06, 2020
"Frozen cash-in. "
|40 60%||Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) - Jan 06, 2020
"Artificial and majestic. Too much focus on the effects and gloss to get a deep sense of the story. That's the way Disney do things these days."
|70 96%||A Walk in the Sun (1945) - Jan 06, 2020
"A Walk in the Sun (1945) provides a unique and intimate war experience. We follow a troop as they pass from battle scene to battle scene. The focus is more on the soldiers and the trauma they face than the bombs blowing up around them. Another example of Hollywood changing in the way they actors are captured."
|60 90%||A Vizinha do Lado (1945) - Jan 06, 2020
"Naughty play put on screen in all it's broadness and silly nature. Will definitely put a smile on your face. It certainly did for me."
|80 99%||A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) - Jan 06, 2020
"Interesting to see how much Hollywood had matured. Enter Elia Kazan, getting a Academy performance out of what was considered almost a washed-up B-movie mainstay James Dunn! And it wasn't just Dunn who stood out because of his acting. Everybody did! One can say the 1930s style was more about flow and snappy dialogue and not so much focus on the character, because the actors where the characters, type-cast for the part. Here Kazan gets something different and deeper out of all involved. "
|50 78%||A Thousand and One Nights (1945) - Jan 06, 2020
"Aladdin spoof and another rather large role for Cornel Wilde in 1945. They even threw in color for this production, showing they wanted to make this a treat for for those looking for some escapism. Best part for me was Phil Silvers looking wonderfully out of place in this Arabic setting. This wasn't exactly a home-run, loosing it's focus shifting between the story and comedy, but it sure had plenty of things going for it."
|50 78%||A Song to Remember (1945) - Jan 02, 2020
"Polished biographical picture of composer Chopin, hooking up with biopic specialist Paul Muni as the mentor for Cornel Wilde, who had quite a break-through year in 1945. Music speaks for itself, being classic. Shot with a fine color mood. And Merle Oberon was... interesting. However, the films drags and feels a little aimless considering they're telling the story of a great man's life. So while it's a prestige picture, it feels a little like a wasted opportunity in the end."
|30 37%||A Song for Miss Julie (1945) - Jan 02, 2020
"One last try for Shirley Ross after being away from Hollywood for 4 years. And I think most would wish this one never happened. I guess some of the musical numbers were cute, but the characters, general plot and Ross herself were not."
|60 90%||A Royal Scandal (1945) - Jan 02, 2020
"Ernst Lubitsch orchestrate a remake of one of his forgotten silent films, Forbidden Paradise (1924), and trusting it in Otto Preminger's hands. With him and hot commodity Tallulah Bankhead to the mix, the intrigue was heightened. And this was the naughty royal flirt as you'd expect from Lubitsch, with so many lovely gags almost going under the radar in this often hammy comedy. I wouldn't call it the sharpest works of those involved, but it's the sort of movie one can have a lot of fun with."
|40 60%||A Place of One's Own (1945) - Jan 01, 2020
"This ghost story plays more out as a regular family friendly drama. Never scary, even with it's slightly haunting moments. A gentle experience, though I wish they'd done more to create that chilling feeling. At least it doesn't get ridiculous in it's attempts to scare."