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Eyewitness AKA Sudden Terror (1970)

Eyewitness AKA Sudden Terror (1970)
Movie review Released in the US as “Sudden Terror”, Eyewitness is a modern day version of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Starring the pretty child star Mark Lester as Ziggy who lives in a lighthouse with his grandfather (Lionel Jeffries) and lovely Carnaby Street decked out older sister Pippa (Susan George), as well as a housekeeper Madame Robiac (Betty Marsden) who’s relationship to Grandpa seems closer than that of employee and employer. Nothing is actually said or shown, merely hinted. Many little boys like to embellish their stories and fantasize but Ziggy makes up the most implausible tall tales and...
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The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Movie Review   John Frankenheimer’s chilling masterpiece The Manchurian Candidate was the first and remains the best political thriller ever produced by Hollywood. Adapted from Richard Condon’s controversial novel (which I regret to admit not having yet read but intend to very soon), the Manchurian Candidate takes place in the early 1950’s. On the heels of the Korean War, this was a time when the country was in the grip of the Red Scare and the McCarthy hearings. While it’s true that there was a certain amount of paranoia and deplorable political witch hunting at this time, it’s also true that...
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Apologies

Some of my readers may be wondering why I haven’t updated this blog with new posts in quite a bit. I apologize but I’ve been ill for over a week and now developed an allergy of sorts. However, I will be posting very soon. Stay...
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My Mother’s Castle (1990)

My Mother’s Castle (1990)
Movie Review What a truly sweet and delightful film this is! It transports one back to a much simpler, innocent time where family, friendship, honor and the beauty of nature were almost universally recognized as the treasures they really are. My Mother’s Castle is adapted from Marcel Pagnol’s memoirs of his childhood in the South of France in the early 20th century. Life’s smaller joys as well as its larger ones are seen through the magical lens of childhood.     Marcel’s family (school teacher dad Joseph, mother Augustine, younger brother Paul and infant sister) live...
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Heretic Thursdays

If you’ve read the “About” me section of this blog then you already know that this site covers films made prior to 1980. However, I did also indicate that I would on rare occasions commit the act of “heresy” of discussing a post 1980 movie. Why Thursdays? Why not Mondays? Or Wednesdays? Fridays? I have no particular reason, I suppose, other than a small nod to one of my favorite authors G.K Chesterton and his weird satire “The Man Who Was Thursday”. And so I’ve added a new category. Welcome to Heretic...
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