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Bringing Up Baby: David, Susan and the Big Cat

AND SO BEGINS THE HILARIOUS ADVENTURE OF PROFESSOR DAVID HUXLEY AND MISS SUSAN VANCE, A FLUTTER-BRAINED VIXEN WITH LOVE IN HER HEART! There are some people who love making the argument that sometimes the critics are ”wrong” whenever a panned movie becomes a box-office hit. As if this is a competition over who’s right and … Continue reading Bringing Up Baby: David, Susan and the Big Cat

The Quiet Man

ACTION… EXCITEMENT… ROMANCE… FILL THE SCREEN! In the 1920s, Sean Thornton (John Wayne) arrives in Ireland where he reclaims his family’s farm, starts a feud with a local landowner and falls in love with his sister (Maureen O’Hara). John Ford won his fourth and last directing Oscar for another collaboration with Wayne, but not a … Continue reading The Quiet Man

And Then There Were None: Trapped on an Island

I read Agatha Christie’s famous mystery novel (originally published as “Ten Little Niggers”) when I was a teenager and it remains a favorite. Dark, elegant and incredibly fast-paced, it still had a mild sense of humor that made it incredibly entertaining. In her autobiography, Christie expressed a sense of satisfaction: “I wrote the book after … Continue reading And Then There Were None: Trapped on an Island