Favorite films

  • To Be or Not to Be
  • Notorious
  • Amadeus
  • Cléo from 5 to 7

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  • Broadway Melody of 1938

    ★★★

  • A Sailor-Made Man

    ★★★

  • The Shop Around the Corner

    ★★★★★

  • A Ticklish Affair

    ½

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  • A Sailor-Made Man

    A Sailor-Made Man

    ★★★

    An entertaining little film, but I didn't find the spark of genius here that I've seen in a couple of Lloyd's films. For a much more inspired take on a millionaire out of place on the high seas, watch Buster Keaton's The Navigator from 1924.

  • The Shop Around the Corner

    The Shop Around the Corner

    ★★★★★

    I spent yet another lovely evening at Matuschek and Company with Mr. Kralik, Klara, Pepi and the whole gang.

    I wish I could live in Lubitsch land.

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  • Christmas in Connecticut

    Christmas in Connecticut

    ★★★★½

    It was a pleasure to listen to Uncle Felix talking about Roast Goose Bernoise while I roasted turkey wings to make gravy the night before Thanksgiving.

    I've seen this a million times and probably reviewed it a few, but I don't know if I've ever talked about the wonderful Reginald Gardiner. He plays the asinine fiancé; a smug, successful architect who is willing to marry Barbara Stanwyck even though she doesn't love him, saying "I'm sure I can make you care for me in time." He's perfect as the stuffy straight-man to all the zingers.

  • That Way with Women

    That Way with Women

    ★★★

    This is a likable little film, a remake of a George Arliss movie made 16 years earlier. Sydney Greenstreet is wonderful, and I enjoyed his scenes with Alan Hale. Martha Vickers was gorgeous, but not quite strong enough with comedy to make this great. I can't tell what kind of performance Dane Clark gives.... I'm always too distracted by the tall, puffy hair hat he wears.