Len G. Shaw

Len G. Shaw
Len G. Shaw's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Detroit Free Press
Publications: Detroit Free Press

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% Rebecca (1940) It is a sensitive, beautifully projected portrayal that hints at more good opportunities for Miss Fontaine. - Detroit Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2021
99% It Happened One Night (1934) Gable plays the determined and resourceful newshound in his accustomed forthright manner, with a restraint that helps to make the story believable. - Detroit Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
99% Casablanca (1942) While Casablanca Is fast-moving, and the intrigue between the Germans and the French holds attention, with plenty of dramatic high spots, it is the individual performances that give the picture its real distinction. - Detroit Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
87% Imitation of Life (1934) It is the work of Miss Beavers [and] Fredi Washington that gives the picture its greatest grip on the emotions. - Detroit Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
95% Stormy Weather (1943) Miss Home is a sirenic songbird who hits the heights with her rendition of Stormy Weather, in a mixture of melody and merriment crammed with talent that never lets the slight story take attention from the noisier goings-on. - Detroit Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
79% Journey Into Fear (1943) The picture gets into its most exciting pace in the concluding moments. - Detroit Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2020
91% Cat People (1942) Simone makes her way through his combination of phantasy and reality, and comes off creditably in a part that calls for emotional repression. - Detroit Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2020
81% Cabin in the Sky (1943) The superb artistry with which [Ethel Waters] is so richly endowed is constantly in evidence, not only in her interpretation of the songs but in the emotional power she displays, as well as the gayer manifestations. - Detroit Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
92% Tevye (1939) To watch the impersonation of an aged father given by Schwartz is a liberal education in the finer points of acting. - Detroit Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2020
100% Mädchen in Uniform (Girls in Uniform) (Maidens in Uniform) (1931) No outline of the story could attempt to convey a sense of the adroitness with which the producers have caught the schoolgirl spirit that bubbles even under such repressive conditions, the naturalness of manner revealed by the youthful players. - Detroit Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
100% Mädchen in Uniform (Girls in Uniform) (Maidens in Uniform) (1931) It is a revealing, true to life picture of healthy and exuberant youth expressing itself amid unwholesome surroundings with carefree gayety and a native wisdom wholly foreign to the headmistress and her cringing subalterns. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020