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For the Love of Film...

Welcome to my review website. I love movies, and here’s the place I talk about them. You’ll find my ratings, on a scale of zero to five stars, in all of my posts. For each film, I’ve written either a full critique, which is a longer piece; a compact review, which is usually just a paragraph; or a quick take, which is only a sentence or two. I also post articles about the world of cinema on my film blog.

In the Comments section on each page, feel free to share your own thoughts and feelings about the films discussed here.

Lights! Camera! Action!

Lolita

Adapted from Vladimir Nabokov’s novel, the story involves an older man falling for a teenage girl. James Mason is effectively creepy and pathetic in his role, and Shelley Winters is brilliant as Lolita’s sad, lonely mother. Unfortunately, Peter Sellers’ performance as a quirky television writer unbalances the work for no good reason. Darkly comic at times, Lolita is interesting, but not good.

**½ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


1962 • 153 MINUTES
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER • SEVEN ARTS PRODUCTIONS • HARRIS-KUBRICK PRODUCTIONS

STARRING
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JAMES MASONSHELLEY WINTERSPETER SELLERS

INTRODUCING
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SUE LYON

WRITTEN BY
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VLADIMIR NABOKOV (SCREENPLAY, BASES ON HIS NOVEL LOLITA)

DIRECTED BY
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STANLEY KUBRICK

1962 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (1)
• BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY (LOST TO
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD)

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