JamesLNeibaur

JamesLNeibaur

Favorite films

  • Sons of the Desert
  • Angels with Dirty Faces
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • GoodFellas

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  • Blood on the Sun

    ★★★½

  • Furious 7

    ★★★

  • Love to Love You, Donna Summer

    ★★★

  • Mallrats

    ★★½

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  • Blood on the Sun

    Blood on the Sun

    ★★★½

    When James Cagney left his longtime home studio Warner Bros, it was to make independent films for his producer brother William. This allowed Cagney to branch out away from the tough guy persona in unlikely vehicles like Johnny Come Lately (1943) and the screen version of William Saroyan's Time of your Life (1945). But Cagney did play the tough guy in Blood on the Sun (1945). Made near the end of WW2, it is filled with anti-Japanese sentiment, with Cagney…

  • Furious 7

    Furious 7

    ★★★

    Sometimes noisy action with razzle dazzle effects and a soundtrack that often goes whirrrrrrrrr is all I need to be viscerally entertained for a couple hours. As these movies go, this is one of the better ones I've seen. Sadly, Paul Walker's last film.

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  • Yellow Sky

    Yellow Sky

    ★★★★

    Gregory Peck did not believe he was right for the role of a bank robber who leads a gang in this well written, nicely directed western feature. But, in fact, he offers his usual strong grounded performance. Peck’s gang robs a bank in a small town, then are chased by a posse into the desert and, after a lack of water, stumble desperately upon a town that appears to be deserted. They find that an old prospector who has been…

  • With Love and Hisses

    With Love and Hisses

    ★★★★

    Early film featuring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy before they formed their cohesive team. A vulgar, hilarious military comedy with James Finlayson as an officer. Very funny with several slapstick gags. The development of this quintessential comedy team evolves before our eyes.