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Blue Hawaii (1961) [4K UHD review]

Blue Hawaii is the reason why Becket got made. Focus on that, rather than Angela Lansbury playing Elvis’s mother. I put that there as a preface because of our younger readers’ inability to...

8.6 Great
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Ziegfeld Girl (1941) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

What is Ziegfeld Girl? Ziegfeld Girl is a 1941 MGM musical jaunt that was one of the last major feature film journeys back to the age of Vaudeville. More than that, it was an acting showcase for Judy ...

8.6 Great
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Gold Diggers of 1933 [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Gold Diggers of 1933 is famous for introducing We’re in the Money into the American songbook. But, what has become of the Gold Diggers in the nearly 90 years that have followed? Arriving 4 years...

9.4 Amazing
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Encanto (2021): Upbeat Nerd Musical Strangles TikTok [Movie Review]

Encanto was not met with a ton of fanfare when first announced by Disney. Then, it became the darling favorite of TikTok. How did we get from Point A to Point B in such a short amount of time? The ans...

9 Amazing
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Expresso Bongo (1959) [Blu-ray review]

Expresso Bongo is a very specific satire of the music industry. By that, I mean it’s a Post World War II and Pre British Invasion examination of popular music. Laurence Harvey plays a scummy age...

8.2 Great
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Take Me Out To The Ball Game (1949) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Take Me Out To The Ball Game is a fascinating film when you look at Gene Kelly’s career. While credited to Busby Berkeley, most of the film was directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. Years la...

7.8 Good
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In The Good Old Summertime (1949) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

In The Good Old Summertime finds Judy Garland having to work her magic to land a job. After she cons an old lady into buying an expensive harp for over cost, she lands the job. Unfortunately, the musi...

8 Great
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Ziegfeld Follies (1946) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Ziegfeld Follies is an MGM highlight reel shot over two years. Minnelli, Sidney and other major MGM directors shot short comedy and musical moments over several months. Stitched together, it became a ...

8.1 Great
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An American in Paris: The Musical (2018)

An American in Paris had a rather successful Broadway run a few years ago. It won a few Tonys, filled a bunch of seats and generally reminded people of the original film. By now, I’ve lost all b...

8 Great

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