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Rating Title/Year Author
Blind Alibi (1938) John Kinloch There is considerable suspense in the climactic passages. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
The Crowd Roars (1938) John Kinloch The Crowd Roars could have been great drama -- real and compelling. As it is, the picture is a rousing little opus with two or three outstanding portrayals and the usual incredible, off-key happy ending. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
Keep Smiling (1938) John Kinloch Good entertainment. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
We're Going to Be Rich (1938) John Kinloch Miss Gracie Fields appears to great advantage, while tremendous support is given by Victor McLaglen and Brian Donlevy. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
Fast Company (1938) John Kinloch [Fast Company is] sprinkled with fast dialogue and hilarious situations. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
Straight, Place and Show (1938) John Kinloch Either you like the Ritz Brothers or you don't, I do. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
Blind Alley (1939) John Kinloch [A] neat, well-paced little melodrama. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
Valley of the Giants (1938) John Kinloch Photography is outstanding, with several gorgeous shots of the northern California landscape. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
Reform School (1939) John Kinloch [Director Popkin] has done a thorough and competent job serving up this nicely balanced film in palatable fashion. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
The Lady and the Mob (1939) John Kinloch Nice nutty entertainment. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
South of Suez (1940) John Kinloch A striking demonstration of George Raft's recent reported intellectual development was his refusal to appear in this picture. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
A Man to Remember (1938) John Kinloch Its simplicity, truthfulness, and down to earth drama is more sharply etched because to the numerous scenes of biting satire. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
Beachcomber (1938) John Kinloch The Beachcomber returns Charles Laughton to the screen in one of his most striking portrayals. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
That Certain Age (1938) John Kinloch Direction of this film is sleek and sophisticated. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
Three Loves Has Nancy (1938) John Kinloch The picture is distinguished by snappy direction, expert performances and often witty script. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
Young Dr. Kildare (1938) John Kinloch Lew Ayres is one step ahead in the direction of the film eminence that was once his. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
Four Mothers (1941) John Kinloch This is alright if you like goo. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
Escape (1940) John Kinloch The film effectively proves the following: (1) Conrad Veidt is one of the world's finest actors; (2) Robert Taylor is industriously learning how to act. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
The Great Waltz (1938) John Kinloch Passages of the film are visually magnificent, but the whole lacks dramatic power. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939) John Kinloch Three Smart Girls Grow Up is another spike in the Durbin legend. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
Men With Wings (1938) John Kinloch The brutal force Wellman achieves in his climactic passages is due, conversely, to the restraint with which he handles them. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) John Kinloch Kids will like the film most because of the Dwarfs' hilarious antics. Grown-ups because they will think they're kids again. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Four Daughters (1938) John Kinloch It presents Miss Priscilla Lane... in a tender and beautiful performance. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
You Can't Take It With You (1938) John Kinloch Frank Capra has scored again. Hence-far, You Can't Take It With You is the most likely entrant for the 1938 Academy Award. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
The Letter (1940) John Kinloch Expert direction, splendid performances and an amazing score combine to make this somber picture one of the most satisfying ilm experiences of the year. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
The Philadelphia Story (1940) John Kinloch Aside from being the season's most spectacular success, this picture is distinguished by adroit direction, clever scripting and superb performances. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
The Long Voyage Home (1940) John Kinloch Performances are uniformly excellent, Mitchell topping everything he has ever done in motion-pictures. Ian Hunter and John Wayne are brilliant. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Penny Serenade (1941) John Kinloch Its objectives are excellently realized, and it stands as a visual refutation of the industry's axiom that movies must move. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
The Great Lie (1941) John Kinloch This is another in the series of intelligent, talkative pictures of which La Davis has become the patron saint. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Topper Returns (1941) John Kinloch Whatever lift the new Topper offers is found in the superb capering of Eddie (Rochester) Anderson. For the most part, however, this picture can t decide whether it's high comedy, mystery melodrama or burlesque. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
That Night in Rio (1941) John Kinloch Except for Miranda, it is, at best, tedious. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
The Cowboy and the Lady (1938) John Kinloch George Montgomery and Mary Beth Hughes, comparative newcomers, romp through this obvious "B' flicker with a great deal more intelligence and restraint than a lot of people we could both name, EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Blood and Sand (1941) John Kinloch The fact that this film degenerates toward a dull funk in its concluding moments does not rob it of on unmatched pictorial beauty, the most sensitive and imaginative use of Technicolor yet recorded. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
The Lady Eve (1941) John Kinloch The sexiest comedy in many a day. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
A Girl, a Guy and a Gob (1941) John Kinloch One of the season's funniest. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Meet John Doe (1941) John Kinloch A smooth. Capracareful film replete with social preachment and a magnificent portrayal by Gary Cooper. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Road to Zanzibar (1941) John Kinloch A perfect musicomedy. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
The Sea Wolf (1941) John Kinloch It's tight, terse and terrific. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Men of Boys Town (1941) John Kinloch Pretty soggy stuff. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Song of Freedom (1936) John Kinloch In an abstract way, you want to shout, "Great work! Great courage! Keep up the good spirit, old thing!" and suchlike. But the picture doesn't jell. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Son of Ingagi (1940) John Kinloch Spencer Williams turned out the story. It stretches your imagination all over the lot but it's good fun anyway. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
The Hurricane (1937) John Kinloch Hurricane was really not much more than the spectacle of huge billows of water swamping a South Sea Island; nevertheless, its effect is nearly stupendous. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
The Life of Emile Zola (1937) John Kinloch So simple and powerful is Muni's Zola that one feels him to be. not a shadow on a screen, but a living person. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
The Bad Man of Brimstone (1937) John Kinloch The Bad Man of Brimstone is Wallace Beery as you like him. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Every Day's a Holiday (1937) John Kinloch For the last two or three pictures, Mae West fans have had to fight losing battles in her defense. But now that's all over, for Every Day's a Holiday is one of the funniest pictures of the year. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) John Kinloch Big Broadcast of 1938 brings back to the screen W.C. Fields, which would have been five if it hadn't also returned twenty or more others, each and every one of whom had to occupy the screen for the duration of five to ten minutes. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
() Lawrence F. LaMar At last Hollywood seems to have arrived at the business of producing all-sepia flickers, bearing some degree of screen merit. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
The Storm (1938) John Kinloch This is very manly stuff -- full of brawls and sinking ships and explosions and icebergs and virile love. And good too. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Service de Luxe (1938) John Kinloch With such a supporting cast, it is a marvel how the nominal stars were not completely submerged. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Stand Up and Fight (1939) John Kinloch A colorful, stirring drama of early railway days. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019