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  • On the Basis of Sex

    On the Basis of Sex

    ★★★★

    Felicity Jones is Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and Armie Hammer is her husband. It starts off with her entering law school, a year behind her husband, and with a baby at home. It introduces Sam Waterston as the dean of Harvard law (and later Solicitor General), and some of the professors show up later as well. There are some items that are introduced and then barely mentioned later as it skips forward, finally reaching her first foray into court in a…

  • Mogambo

    Mogambo

    ★★½

    Clark Gable is a hunter in Africa to collect live animals, mostly for zoos. Ava Gardner shows up looking for some maharaja who had left the encampment a couple of weeks earlier. She can't leave right away, so naturally falls into a relationship with Gable. Just as she is about to leave, Grace Kelly shows up as the wife of an anthropologist who has come to observe gorillas in the wild. This, of course, creates a love triangle between Gable,…

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  • Knight and Day

    Knight and Day

    ★★★★

    This is one of my favorite spy action comedies. Tom Cruise does a good job as a spy who is efficient, but seemingly a little unbalanced. Cameron Diaz plays an auto mechanic that is trying to get back to Boston for her sister's wedding when she bumps into Cruise and gets sucked into his story.

    The story involves the inventor and prototype of a perpetual battery. Cruise says another agent was going to sell the battery to an arms dealer…

  • Phantom of the Rue Morgue

    Phantom of the Rue Morgue

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    One of those movies I probably saw on TV back in the 60s. I know I saw some version, and there doesn't appear to be another movie version that fits my vague memory. I mostly watched this to verify that the one line summary that TCM gives of the movie is a huge spoiler if you haven't read the story or seen a version of it. <<</SPOILER--A mad scientist uses an ape to murder his enemies----\SPOILER>>>. This is essentially the…