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classic film lover
πŸ’ž 1930's - 1950’s

Favorite films

  • Cluny Brown
  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • Birth
  • The Misfits

Recent activity

  • Xanadu


  • National Velvet


  • Under the Skin


  • Priscilla


Recent reviews

  • Goodbye Again

    Goodbye Again


    Directed by Anatole Litvak. I've seen this one a few times now and it always breaks my heart. In brief, it's a May to December romance with Ingrid in love with Yves, but he won't commit to her, at which point she takes up with the much younger Tony who is hopelessly in love with her.

    Ingrid Bergman has always been one of my favorite actresses, and here she shows why ten times over. She has such a natural way…

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born


    Watched in honor of Judy's 100th birthday. ❀️ This is the only version I've seen of A Star is Born, but it's impossible for me to imagine anyone surpassing Judy's phenomenal performance. She pours her entire heart and soul into the role of Vicki. "The Man That Got Away" and "Born in a Trunk" were favorites for me, along with her incredible performance of "Someone At Last" for Norman in their living room. She's simply spellbinding, and I was completely…

Popular reviews

  • Captain Blood

    Captain Blood


    I'm laughing to myself at how riveted I was by this one. I say that because I wrote off swashbuckler/pirate movies for ages thinking they weren't my thing. Well, turns out I could possibly be a swashbuckler fan after all. At least when it come to this movie and the marvelous Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Olivia de Havilland, gosh she was beautiful. I loved her spirited performance as Arabella and her chemistry with Flynn was completely off the charts. And Flynn, well, he was simply born to play these parts really. It's no surprise he's magnificent here.

  • The Queen of Spades

    The Queen of Spades


    This was simply exquisite. A haunting film filled with remarkable performances and incredible atmosphere. The sets, the costumes, the score, the cinematography.. all perfection and I loved every single minute of it.

    Anton Walbrook plays Captain Herman Suvorin, a man obsessed with finding out the secret of winning at cards. I have loved Walbrook in everything I've seen him in and he outdoes himself again here. He's magnificent and chilling as Suvorin and brings the role to life with a…