Spooktober: “The Bat” (1959)

“The Bat” does not contain any of the cheesiness normally associated with horror films of its era. Despite being a low budget thriller, “The Bat” is a taut, suspenseful film that will keep you guessing from start to finish. Based on a 1920 Broadway play of the same name, “The Bat” was put on film […]

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Throwback Review: “Hail, Caesar!”

There are two very different sides to the Coen Brothers’ body of work. One is the serious drama, the likes of “No Country for Old Men” or “Inside Llewyn Davis;” the other is the light-hearted farce, such as “Burn After Reading” or “Raising Arizona.” Their latest directorial effort, “Hail, Caesar!,” belongs in the latter category. “Hail, […]

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Review: “Stan and Ollie”

4 out of 5 stars. Laurel and Hardy.  Even those who haven’t seen their films likely at least know the names, and recognize their appearance: the tall and thin Stan Laurel, and the portly and mustached Oliver Hardy, bowler hats in hand.  The comedy duo attained popularity with their short and feature length films for […]

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