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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.

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The Manchurian Candidate

The Manchurian Candidate

The original production of The Manchurian Candidate is a well-made and faithful adaptation of Richard Condon’s novel. Directed skillfully by John Frankenheimer, the film boasts fine performances by Laurence Harvey, Frank Sinatra, and Oscar-nominated Angela Lansbury. With a creepy tone throughout, the film leaves astute viewers aware of an invisible ending.

***¼ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


1962 • 2 HOURS, 2 MINUTES
UNITED ARTISTS • M.C. PRODUCTIONS

STARRING
• 
FRANK SINATRALAURENCE HARVEYJANET LEIGH

ALSO STARRING
• 
ANGELA LANSBURYHENRY SILVAJAMES GREGORY

WRITTEN BY
• 
GEORGE AXELROD (SCREENPLAY)
• 
RICHARD CONDON (BASED UPON A NOVEL BY)

DIRECTED BY
• 
JOHN FRANKENHEIMER

1962 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (2)
• BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: ANGELA LANSBURY (LOST TO
PATTY DUKE FOR THE MIRACLE WORKER)
* BEST FILM EDITING (LOST TO
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA)

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Black Panther

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