Category Archives: B

Mother Teresa (2003) Rated NR

 Based on the life of Mother Teresa, a simple nun whose calling and faith lead her to the poor, the lepers, the dying, and the abandoned children in the slums of Calcutta. Starring Olivia Hussey, Sebastiano Somma, Ingrid Rubio. I didn’t come to … Continue reading

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The Emissary: A Biblical Epic (1997) Rated NR

 The story follows Saul, an angry zealot as he transforms into Paul the apostle. Starring Garry Cooper, Leon Lissek, Kermit Christman I was not overly impressed with this film. Although it does tell the story of Paul’s conversion and the subsequent conflicts which … Continue reading

Posted in 1997, Biblical Films, films, Movie reviews, movies, Rated NR, reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Battle Hymn (1957) Rated NR

 A bomber pilot turned minister rejoins the service during the Korean War.  Based on the true story of  Colonel Dean E. Hess and his book, Battle Hymn, 1956 autobiography. Starring Rock Hudson, Anna Kashfi, Dan Duryea, Alan Hale Jr. This film is unlike any … Continue reading

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Abraham (1993) Rated NR

 The Old Testament story of Abraham and his family as  they are tested by God. Starring Andrea Prodan, Gottfried John, Kevin McNally, Richard Harris, Barbara Hershey. This portrayal of the life of Abraham did an excellent job of incorporating both the historical and biblical aspects … Continue reading

Posted in 1993, Adventure, Biblical Films, Biography, Drama, films, German Film, historical, Miniseries, Movie reviews, movies, Rated NR, reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rust and Bone (2012) Rated R

Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and brother in-law after he is put in charge of his young son. There he befriends Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, and their relationship deepens after an accident. Based on Craig … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Based on a novel, Drama, films, French Film, Movie reviews, movies, Rated R, reviews, Romance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Get Shorty (Epix) Rated NR

 A TV show based on the novel by Elmore Leonard about a mobster turned movie producer. Starring Sean Bridgers, Carolyn Dodd, Isaac Keys, Chris O’Dowd, Lidia Porto, Goya Robles, Ray Romano, Lucy Walters. Epix tends to create good quality series, and this show is no exception. O’Dowd puts … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Based on a novel, comedy, Crime, Epix, Rated NR, reviews, Tv shows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) Rated PG

 A young woman who idealizes her luckless father comes of age in a New York tenement during the early 1900s. Based on the novel by Betty Smith. Starring  Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn. This film beautifully captures the essence of the … Continue reading

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Dead End (1937) Rated NR

 A couple, a gangster, and a group of street kids converge on the streets of the New York slums. Based on a Broadway play by Sidney Kingsley. Starring Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart. This is one of the best films … Continue reading

Posted in 1937, based on a play, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, films, Movie reviews, movies, Rated NR, reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Abduction (1996) Rated NR

Kate and Paul’s marriage started off as happy but, with each passing year, Paul becomes more abusive. Kate finally gets the courage to leave, but Paul has a hard time letting go. Based on the true story of the case … Continue reading

Posted in 1996, Based on a true story, Drama, films, Movie reviews, movies, Rated NR, reviews, Thrillers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Younger Generation (1929) Rated TV-G

A story of disconnection between a Jewish social-climbing son and his Old World parents. Adapted from a play by Fannie Hurst called It Is to Laugh. Starring Jean Hersholt, Lina Basquette, Ricardo Cortez. This is one of Frank Capra’s first … Continue reading

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