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Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Abe Lincoln in Illinois is an early Hollywood adaptation of an earlier stage play that sought to make the Lincoln story understandable to the masses. If you ever wanted to see 15-20 years of history c...

8.2 Great
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Step by Step (1946) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Step by Step is a short, confusing movie that feels like a Simpsons style mockery of a 1940s film. Lawrence Tierney 45 years before Reservoir Dogs plays a young man returning home from war. He goes sw...

7.9 Good
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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House came into my film watching wheelhouse after watching The Money Pit. When I informed an older film fan about watching the movie, they let me know that General Elect...

8.3 Great
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They Won’t Believe Me (1947) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

They Won’t Believe Me is a film indicative of its time. Starting on Larry Ballentine’s murder trial, Larry walks us through how he got to that point. Careful narration guides us through th...

8.7 Great
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Isle of the Dead (1945) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Isle of the Dead will make you believe in Greek Zombies. While it’s quite an odd film for the era, it allows Karloff to stretch his dramatic muscle. The film was supposed to have been shot a lit...

8.4 Great
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Sudden Fear (1952) [Cohen Collection essential DVD review]

Sudden Fear is one of those movies that was a big hit when it first hit theaters. Then, it fell out of favor with the mainstream over the next few decades. Kino and other outlets did their best to bri...

8.2 Great
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Holiday Affair (1949) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Holiday Affair is another Christmas movie from the 1940s. But, it was the Holiday film meant to help rehab Mitchum’s public image after his pot arrest. Taking place in the immediate aftermath of...

8.2 Great
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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946 [4K UHD Review]

It’s A Wonderful Life is an American classic in the same way as This Land is Your Land. Both are classics works of mid 20th century Americana. These works also highlight the awful underbelly of ...

9.3 Amazing

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