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Billy Wilder's Life-Affirming Ninotchka

A person could go on all day about the delightful 1939 comedy, Ninotchka. What’s not to love about a film with Cedric Gibbons art direction, … 660 more words

Comedy

Theodora Goes Wild (1936)

Theodora played by beautiful Irene Dune lives in Lynnfield Connecticut. She’s a young lady raised in the midst of a whole troop of “cackling old hens.” Things are about to liven up when local newspaper man Thomas Mitchell decides to serialize the hottest novel sweeping the country in his town paper. 629 more words

Daily Take

Throwback Trailer: Ghost Story (1981)

Every year, four affluent old friends — Ricky Hawthorne (Fred Astaire), Sears James (John Houseman), Dr. John Jaffrey (Melvyn Douglas) and Edward Wanderley (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) — meet to tell ghost stories. 51 more words

Throwback Trailer

Review: "The Vampire Bat" (1933)

“These are the TALONS of The Vampire Bat!” They might as well have named this film How To Make a Cheap Knock-Off of Dracula Without Really Trying… 336 more words

Horror

The Old Dark House (1932) - reviewed by George

This film stars Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, and Charles Laughton, with support from Raymond Massey and Gloria Stuart. It was based on a novel by J.B. 328 more words

Movies

Movies: Being There

I recently had the pleasure of re-watching the 1979 Hal Ashby classic, Being There. It stars an aging Peter Sellers and was the last film of his released during his lifetime. 1,596 more words

Movies

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

Film