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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    Awful, just awful. It’s really bad when the trailers are better than the actual film. The film is about the rivalry between Sarah Churchill, the Duchess of Marlborough and Abigail Hill, Sarah’s poverty-stricken cousin to have control and win Queen Anne’s favor. Each character had a great opportunity to relish their role, especially Rachel Weisz as Sarah, but the delivery was dull. Scenes that were supposed to be funny and over-the-top were a waste of time. The continuous use of…

  • Stolen Face

    Stolen Face


    Enjoyable British made noir about a plastic surgeon (Paul Henreid) who gives a disfigured prison inmate the face of his lost love. Like Vertigo, the surgeon takes great pains in transforming bad Lily with the same hair color, clothes and stye into a replica of good Alice. Knowing there’s the likelihood he can’t change her nature, he marries her anyway. You pretty much know where this is going, but it was fun watching Lizabeth Scott play dual roles as good girl/bad girl and she does a decent cockney accent.

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  • 3 Women

    3 Women


    The first time I saw this film was when we got the very first cable channel ON TV. When I started watching the film, I had no idea what it was about, but it stayed with me all these years. Today was the second time I watched it, and it is as haunting as the first time. Shelley Duval is amazing in the role of the self-absorbed Millie; Sissy Spacek is eerie in her child-like ways, and Janice Rule (who…

  • The Man in the Net

    The Man in the Net


    I wrote this about four years ago when I first saw this film. I love suburban mysteries. The Man in the Net is a tale that takes place in a idyllic New England town and stars Alan Ladd as a man who allegedly "disposes" of his wife. The film is directed by Michael Curtiz ('The Adventures of Robin Hood' and the classic 'Mildred Pierce'), with a screenplay by Reginald Rose who wrote the great play 'Twelve Angry Men'. Carolyn Jones…