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It seemed like a curious coincidence that I started watching The Tudors shortly after I had finally rented Sofia Coppola's candy-concocted Marie Antoinette, and a mere couple days after seeing a theat…
I can just about guarantee that any girl born in the early 70s has gone through the slumber-party right of passage called Ice Castles. The original 1978 movie starred Lynn-Holly Johnson as a young ice…
Perhaps showing what a timeless classic it is, Casablanca has provoked different reactions in me depending on when in my life I saw the film. I first watched it as a teenager when I was in the throes …
Remember when Goldie Hawn was America's funny, fresh-faced sweetheart, Kurt Russell was our favorite rugged ex-Disney kid actor with a heart of gold, and together they were the most adorable couple si…
There are many Best Picture winners, true classics from Golden Age of Hollywood, that stand the test of time, like Gone With the Wind, It Happened One Night, or Rebecca. Then you have movies like Cava…
This film came very close to a recommendation from me. I can't quite put my finger on what was missing from Julie Johnson, because I actually did like the film more than I expected. But still... Juli…
Two very pretty young people meet cute on a gorgeous beach in a charming beach town in the Carolinas. Savannah (Amanda Seyfried) has flaxen hair and huge eyes and occasionally belts out ABBA tunes... …
Doctor Zhivago is one of those classic Hollywood films that is almost impossible to view completely objectively. If it's a classic, it must be great, right? But it is forgotten that despite being love…
To Catch a Thief is not remembered as being one of Hitchcock's best... in fact the "mystery" is so obvious right from the start that the revelation at the end of the identity of the true cat burglar f…
Heart of the Country is an earnest, homey, salt-of-the-earth drama that takes place in small-town America. It is basically a showcase to launch Jana Kramer as an singing + acting star (as she sings on…
If you were wondering why I bother to write movie reviews, part of it is because movie reviewing has long been dominated my men. Some of them are wonderful (looking back at you fondly, Roger Ebert). M…
There is something refreshing about seeing a surly teen girl a movie who is not a pushover like Twilight’s Bella. Lena (Alice Englert) is new in town. She is from a family with a bad reputation, and i…