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Favorite things about... Ninotchka (1939)

The favorite film:
Ninotchka, a 1939 comedy directed by Ernst Lubitsch for MGM

The synopsis:
Ninotchka is a stern Soviet agent, fully dedicated to her country and her work. 619 more words


Advance to the Rear: An Irresistible Band of Misfits

In 1964, director George Marshall made a light-hearted western comedy, entitled Advance to the Rear, which was severely judged upon release. Deservedly? Well, if a comic movie manages to make you laugh throughout the entire running time, it can be said to have achieved its aim… Beware of spoilers in this review, for surprise is the key to enjoy a comedy! 2,042 more words


The Old Dark House (1932)

An eerie, bizarre, outlandish motion picture, The Old Dark House is an example of how common tropes can still add up to a legitimately entertaining yarn. 712 more words


johnlink ranks THE VAMPIRE BAT (1933)

I try to watch all kinds of horror movies around Halloween, even movies which probably don’t qualify as modern horror. This B Movie showed up on TV, and it seemed like a good way to spend an hour plus. 632 more words

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