Monthly Archives: April 2016

A Thousand Clowns (1965): Film Review

Although many films have come to the screen via the stage, not all plays have been happily adapted to this more visual medium. The main problem faced by these kinds of projects have to do with the art form itself; … Continue reading

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The Vanquished (1953): Film Review

Not all movies are created equal. There are some great movies, movies which make the “Greatest Films of All Time” lists or are hailed as “underrated masterpieces” or labeled as “hidden gems.” Other films–maybe even most films, if one were … Continue reading

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Guest in the House (1944): Film Review

Some guests seem to bring happiness with them on their visits, pulling joy out of their suitcases along with their toothbrushes and pajamas; other guests serve mostly to remind their hosts how beautiful life was before they arrived. In the 1944 movie Guest in the House, directed by John Brahm … Continue reading

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On Moonlight Bay (1951): Film Review

On Moonlight Bay (1951) is a candy-colored semi-musical which purports to be based on the “Penrod” stories of Booth Tarkington, and the movie does indeed present a troublesome boy called Wesley Winfield (portrayed by Billy Gray). But while Tarkington’s writings focused on the … Continue reading

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