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Did Daphne du Maurier Write “Rebecca” to Document Herself?

Rebecca (2020) I am not a fan of “Gothic” romances, or films. But this latest film version of the 1938 classic, written by Dame du Maurier, is (seemingly) quite faithful to the story line. After a whirlwind romance in Monte … Continue reading

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Be Honest Now: Could You Keep This Secret?

Inheritance (2020) Psychological thrillers all have one thing in common: they mess with your mind. So, you can imagine how I felt about this film, presently showing on Netflix. The subtext is telegraphed early on: it’s a chess game. Lauren … Continue reading

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We Are Being Warned: But Are We Listening?

neXt (2020) This television series premiered on FOX (in the States) and Global (in Canada) last night. Notice the X in the title. What have I told you before about “X”? *Warning, warning!* Here’s a synopsis of the show, from … Continue reading

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Seychelles, C. Shells, Buy the Offshore

The Laundromat (2019) I hope you can excuse my little rhyme, based on: She sells sea shells by the seashore. childhood tongue twister It’s what came to my mind overnight after watching The Laundromat last evening. The Plot (from Wikipedia) … Continue reading

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Alone, Again, Naturally

Enola Holmes (2020) It’s been quite a long time since I’ve seen a film within the first week of its release. This one is about the sixteen-year-old younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes in 1884. (The actress playing her … Continue reading

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Inside Out: Playing Langley at Its Own…

Spy Game (2001) Another Netflix gem, this time starring Robert Redford and Brad Pitt. The movie is a flashback memory of the recruitment and running of “Boy Scout” from the Vietnam War (1975), to East Germany, and then finally to … Continue reading

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The Title is Misleading: It’s the Girl Who’s Lost

The Lost Husband (2020) A quietly satisfying film, this one was on Netflix last night. After the sudden death of her husband, Libby is forced to move in with her hypercritical mother. Out of the blue, her estranged Aunt Jean … Continue reading

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Death Imitating Art

The Postcard Killings (2020) I don’t normally highlight a murder mystery movie, unless it is extemely well done, or of cultural significance. This one is both. As this was released in March, it may have been one of the last … Continue reading

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My First Look at James Bond in 1963

This is the second film in the series, but it’s the first one that I saw in the cinema. The photography was so crystal clear, and the scenery, Byzantine: what more could a fella want? Girls? There’s plenty of them, … Continue reading

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Replicant in Search of a Soul

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Geez, I thought the original Blade Runner was dark. This sequel is darker, still. Rick Deckard has vanished. The notorious Blade Runner has been missing since 2019 when he and Rachael escaped from the authorities, and … Continue reading

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