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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 Public Enemy

The Public Enemy

Classic gangster tale with James Cagney at his best. While the story—boy with stern father grows up in the city, turns to crime early and stays with it—may seem familiar, the execution is exceptional. Cagney is electric as Tom Powers, and the film is filled with indelible scenes and images—including the famous shot of Cagney planting a grapefruit in Mae Clark’s face.

***¼ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


1931 • 1 HOUR, 23 MINUTES
WARNER BROS. • VITAPHONE

STARRING
• JAMES CAGNEYJEAN HARLOWEDWARD WOODSJOAN BLONDELL

ALSO STARRING
• DONALD COOKLESLIE FENTONBERYL MERCERROBERT O’CONNORMURRAY KINNELL

WRITTEN BY
• HARVEY F. THEW (SCREEN ADAPTATION)
• KUBEC GLASMON AND JOHN BRIGHT (STORY)

DIRECTED BY
• WILLIAM A. WELLMAN

1931 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (1)
• BEST ORIGINAL STORY (LOST TO THE DAWN PATROL)

Alien: Covenant

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Hura Gâru [Hula Girls]

Hura Gâru [Hula Girls]