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Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Angels with Dirty Faces is peak James Cagney acting. But, it’s also an insanely confusing movie. By that, I’m not referring to looking back on 1938 through 2021 lenses. Basically, Pat O...

9 Amazing
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Straight Time (1978) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Straight Time is one of those movies that colored future crime drama for decades. Eddie Bunker and an uncredited Michael Mann gave the film a shot in the arm when compared to crime dramas of the time....

8.7 Great
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Santa Fe Trail (1940) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Santa Fe Trail is a 1940 film about how abolitionist supreme John Brown was a terrorist that deserved to die. Raymond Massey plays him way more sympathetically than you’d expect for the time. Bu...

7.8 Good
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National Velvet (1944) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

National Velvet is one of the cheerier spots in World War II cinema history. But, what does that mean for a 2021 audience? As the War raged on, English speaking audiences in the West were demanding fr...

8.5 Great
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A Night at the Opera (1935) [Blu-ray review]

A Night at the Opera was the first Marx Brothers movie made for MGM. Honestly, I preferred their Paramount work and here’s why. Losing Zeppo didn’t hurt much, but it was the change in how ...

8.8 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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It Happened at the World’s Fair (1963) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

It Happened at the World’s Fair is proof that Elvis never made a logic driven movie. In this outing, Elvis and Dr. Frank Poole borrow a crop dusting plane to get to the World’s Fair. When ...

7.9 Good
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Objective Burma (1945) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Objective Burma is one of several films made about Merrill’s Marauders. For some reason that outfit caught everyone’s attention in Hollywood. But, this was one of the films where Hollywood...

8.1 Great
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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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