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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.

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Music for Millions

Music for Millions

Seven-year-old Margaret O’Brien gives a fine performance alongside June Allyson, José Iturbi, and Jimmy Durante. The film features plenty of excellent orchestral pieces in a story about a pregnant woman fearing her husband has been lost in the war. Jimmy Durante is fun, and the film satisfying, despite the “music” of prayer. Not great, but mildly engaging, with some nice character moments.

**¾ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


1944 • 1 HOUR, 57 MINUTES
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER

STARRING
• MARGARET O’BRIENJOSÉ ITURBIJIMMY DURANTEJUNE ALLYSON

ALSO STARRING
• MARSHA HUNTHUGH HERBERTHARRY DAVENPORTMARIE WILSONLARRY ADLER

WRITTEN BY
• MYLES CONNOLLY

DIRECTED BY
• HENRY KOSTER

1945 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (1)
• BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (LOST TO MARIE-LOUISE)

District 9

District 9

The Falcon and the Snowman

The Falcon and the Snowman