Out of the Past

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Rating Title/Year Author
A Life of Endless Summers: The Bruce Brown Story (2020) Raquel Stecher a poignant film about a visionary filmmaker who followed the beat of his own drum and inspired generations of others to do the same. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2020
The Ghost of Peter Sellers (2018) Raquel Stecher The Ghost of Peter Sellers is an enthralling documentary that offers insights into the filmmaking experience and how a person's actions have ripple effects that last long after they have passed on. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2020
Be Water (2020) Raquel Stecher Nguyen does an incredible job chronicling Bruce Lee's life and career, weaving in Lee's struggles as a Chinese-American man and the treatment of Asians in the entertainment industry EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2020
Funeral in Berlin (1967) Raquel Stecher the least interesting of the [first] three Harry Palmer films... Mostly due to a lack of character development and the numerous double-crossings make the plot difficult to follow. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2020
The Great McGinty (1940) Raquel Stecher a charming picture. It's lighthearted approach to the rather heavy topic of political corruption and morality makes this a big spoonful of medicine you want to take. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2020
Seberg (2019) Raquel Stecher a mixed bag... felt overly conventional and a bit cheesy. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Judy (2019) Raquel Stecher Judy explores the darkest days of Judy Garland's life while also capturing what made her such a beloved legend. Zellweger shines despite the film's flaws. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Coquette (1929) Raquel Stecher This film's historical significance is more interesting than the film itself which I found to be quite dull and lifeless. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
Tom Horn (1980) Raquel Stecher an aimless Western [with] woefully underdeveloped characters EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
Xanadu (1980) Raquel Stecher Xanadu is total confection. It's 100% ridiculous. Very little of it makes sense.... They really should have nixed the idea of finding a Gibb look-a-like and went with a song-and-dance man instead. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018) Raquel Stecher a profoundly important and enlightening documentary on an early filmmaking pioneer that time threatened to forget. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2019
Madame X (1966) Raquel Stecher worth watching for the fine cast of performers but the story is tiresome. There is no respite from all the suffering Holly has to go through and that made me feel exhausted by the end of that 1 hour and 40 minute journey. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2019
Professional Sweetheart (1933) Raquel Stecher Professional Sweetheart (1933) is a lighthearted Pre-Code with a fantastic cast and a lot of charm. It suffers from the trappings of the era most notably in the depiction of gender and race. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
Seven Days in May (1964) Raquel Stecher one of the finest political thrillers ever made EDIT
Posted May 18, 2019
Sylvia Scarlett (1935) Raquel Stecher Sylvia Scarlett suffers from a convoluted plot ... Contemporary audiences will be more apt to appreciate the film's exploration of gender identity. It's truly ahead of its time. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2019
The Prize (1963) Raquel Stecher The Prize is a Cold War thriller that doesn't take itself too seriously but really should have. It's a convoluted mess of a film. The dramatic and comedic elements clash and on the whole the story feels disjointed. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
Desert Fury (1947) Raquel Stecher Desert Fury is delightful melodramatic confection. It's not a good film by any means but boy is it enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
Stan & Ollie (2018) Raquel Stecher a heartfelt ode to two comedic geniuses whose identities were inextricably tied to each other. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
() Raquel Stecher an important doc for the sole reason that it brings awareness to those elderly members of the entertainment industry who ... are at risk of being forgotten... I felt the film a bit rushed... perhaps it could have gone in a different direction. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
Woman Wanted (1935) Raquel Stecher Woman Wanted is a light drama that is equal parts endearing and eccentric. Worth watching for the superb cast. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
The Last Command (1955) Raquel Stecher The Last Command (1955) is not exceptional but is enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2019
The Black Windmill (1974) Raquel Stecher The Black Windmill suffers from a lack of real tension and a convoluted plot. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
Hide-Out (1934) Raquel Stecher a sweet and charming romance. I love the concept of a city gangster out of his element in the country. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2019
Strange Bedfellows (1965) Raquel Stecher Strange Bedfellows is not as good as Come September but worth watching to see Lollobrigida and Hudson together again EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2018
Get Carter (1971) Raquel Stecher one of the most brutal revenge stories of all time. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2018
Lisbon (1956) Raquel Stecher Story-wise, Lisbon was kind of a disappointment. It took too long to get to the point... EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2018
Gold Star (2017) Raquel Stecher a profoundly moving film with an important story to tell. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2018
The Big Steal (1949) Raquel Stecher For fans of Out of the Past (1947), seeing Mitchum and Greer together again, albeit in a very different type of movie, is a treat. It's not a great film but it's enjoyable viewing for Noirvember. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2018
Going Hollywood (1933) Raquel Stecher Going Hollywood (1933) is just the sort of bizarre musical that needs to be seen to be believed. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956) Raquel Stecher Meet Me Las Vegas is a feast for the eyes and entertaining to boot. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
Brother Rat (1938) Raquel Stecher Brother Rat and Brother Rat and a Baby are light comedic fare. They are perfect for anyone who is a fan of the era, a fan of any of the cast members and Brother Rat especially should be a must-see for anyone who likes collegiate films. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
Brother Rat and a Baby (1940) Raquel Stecher Brother Rat and Brother Rat and a Baby are light comedic fare. They are perfect for anyone who is a fan of the era, a fan of any of the cast members and Brother Rat especially should be a must-see for anyone who likes collegiate films. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
Arrowsmith (1931) Raquel Stecher Even with its flaws Arrowsmith (1931) is a glorious Pre-Code film. It tackles a difficult subject, isn't afraid to experiment and there is a refreshing lack of racism. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
The Lusty Men (1952) Raquel Stecher Beautifully shot... plenty of symbolic imagery. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
() Raquel Stecher Anne of Green Gables (1934) captures all the charm of the original story. What it lacks in plot it makes up for in ambiance. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding (1967) Raquel Stecher a fun wacky film. It might be a bit much for contemporary audiences but those of us who love the absurdity of the 1960s will enjoy this one. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
The Carey Treatment (1972) Raquel Stecher Despite its flaws The Carey Treatment (1972) is a fun movie. It oozes with 1970s cool and has some great dramatic sequences EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
The Strawberry Blonde (1941) Raquel Stecher The Strawberry Blonde (1941) benefits from a great cast, fun music, beautiful costumes, funny scenes, playful dialogue and an overall sweet story with a good dose of drama. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
It's a Dog's Life (1955) Raquel Stecher a fun movie that deserves to be pulled out of obscurity and appreciated. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
Till the End of Time (1946) Raquel Stecher suffers from a weak plot, poor character building and silly melodrama. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
Bells Are Ringing (1960) Raquel Stecher With plenty of memorable musical numbers, fun characters and a zany plot with a satisfying ending, Bells Are Ringing (1960) is sure to please. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
The Big House (1930) Raquel Stecher George W. Hill expertly directed the film and some of the scenes with prisoners en masse are beautifully choreographed. I love how cinematographer Harold Wenstrom plays with light and shadow especially in the earlier part of the movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
Dancing Lady (1933) Raquel Stecher a mixed bag. It suffers from too much going on in the story. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
Sadie McKee (1934) Raquel Stecher Even with its many flaws this is a gem of a film. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
36 Hours (1964) Raquel Stecher I loved it's unusual story line and seeing a different take on WWII. The ending is predictable because it's based on real events but it's still so much fun to watch. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
Where the Boys Are (1960) Raquel Stecher has a lot of heart... fantastic cast EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
Hotel (1967) Raquel Stecher a gratifying film to watch on a rainy day. If you don't have any high expectations you'll be pleasantly surprised. It has it's flaws. It's terribly old-fashioned but that's what I liked about it. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
Beauty for the Asking (1939) Raquel Stecher a darling little movie. Pair this in a double bill with The Women (1939) and it would serve as a nice little appetizer for that main course. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
Hell on Frisco Bay (1955) Raquel Stecher Where it lacks in story telling it makes up for in stunning visuals and dramatic music EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
I Like Your Nerve (1931) Raquel Stecher It's a bit backwards, a bit sexist and the Central American setting is more a plot device than anything substantial. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018