Brooklyn Daily Eagle

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Rating Title/Year Author
Cavalcade (1933) Martin Dickstein It is -- and let us say it as simply as possible -- a magnificent accomplishment. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2021
Cimarron (1931) Martin Dickstein It turned out to be, at its best, a talking picture more satisfying than the average, and, in Its less inspired moments, something to tax the patience of the please-easiest audience. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2021
The Spiral Staircase (1946) Herbert Cohn An always chilling and sometimes hair-raising thriller. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
Detour (1945) Herbert Cohn It Is a not-too-late-believable story of a piano player who ruined his life by hitch-hiking from New York to Los Angeles to marry his girl -- but it is told bluntly and briskly Local Vaudeville by Director Edgar Ulmer. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
Cabin in the Sky (1943) Jane Corby For sheer entertainment Cabin the Sky is high up on the list of current film attractions. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
Outrage (1950) Jane Corby Miss Powers is touching as the girl, and her performance in this difficult portrayal marks her as an actress of considerable resource. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2020
Tevye (1939) Herbert Cohn Mr. Schwartz is a better screen actor than a screen director; his film is unnecessarily long and slowly paced, thus adding to the already sizeable burden contributed by the unsuspenseful script. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
The Champ (1931) Martin Dickstein A picture which might easily have become maudlin in its appeal for tears, it has been handled with a restraint that is a credit to director and players alike. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
Daughter of the Gods (1916) Eagle Staff The photoplay is so cluttered up, so much is packed into the two hour and a half's entertainment that no single impression of the picture remains. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
The Fall of a Nation (1916) Eagle Staff The picture, notwithstanding all the splendor and dramatic fire of its war spectacles, becomes merely irritating when the propaganda is allowed to degenerate into vicious personal attacks. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
The Melody Lingers On (1935) Winston Burdett Miss Hutchinson acts very ably, despite the caprices of the scenario. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
() Winston Burdett The direction and writing of the film are hardly distinguished, but there are numerous able performances. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
A Night at the Opera (1935) Winston Burdett Luckily the the film is sufficiently rich in comic invention to compensate for the banality of its material. My only objection is that it throws away an open chance for satire. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Maedchen in Uniform (1931) Martin Dickstein Of all the motion pictures which have come out of the German studios this year the one called Maedchen in Uniform is probably the most important and, incidentally, the most successful. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
Home of the Brave (1949) Louis Sheaffer An honest, hard-hitting approach to anti-Negro discrimination is its outstanding quality, the thing that makes it a memorable piece of work, but that isn't the whole story, not by a long shot. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
The Legion of the Condemned (1928) Rian James Gary Cooper does well and so does Fay Wray and E. H. Calvert as the Commandant gives probably the most believable performance of all. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
Paris (1929) Martin Dickstein Paris is worth a visit. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
Deliverance (1919) Eagle Staff It is a novelty, exhilarating, refreshing, and in its dramatic element it brings out climaxes that evoke spontaneous applause. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2020
Thunder (1929) Martin Dickstein When the story sticks to railroading... it is about as captivating a picture as has come this way in many weeks. But when the narrative sets aside its oiling cans... it resolves itself as a not very stimulating account. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2020
Rolled Stockings (1927) Eagle Staff [Rolled Stockings] adds little to the record of intelligence in the cinema. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2020
She's a Sheik (1927) Eagle Staff She's a Sheik is a farce of such broad proportions a to threaten engulfing the story, cast and all The diaphragm of this observer rippled roughly about twice during the picture. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
Cabiria (1914) Eagle Staff Nothing more startling in the way of motion picture effects has ever been shown in this city. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
The Invisible Man Returns (1940) Herbert Cohn The little man who wasn't there is having company this week, wherever he Is. His guest Is a big man Vincent Price, 6 feet 2 inches or so... We hope they are enjoying each other's company, for both of them have entertained us well. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
Son of Frankenstein (1939) Herbert Cohn Producer-Director Rowland V. Lee decided that moviegoers... might like a new dish of horror. He has surpassed himself in filling the bill. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
The Raven (1935) Winston Burdett What inspired the makers of The Raven would be hard to say, but one can be reasonably certain that it wasn't the poem of Edgar Poe, whose title they have appropriated. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) Louis Sheaffer The boys at Universal were on a fanciful binge, putting on an enjoyable show in the water, something less in dry-dock. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
Dead of Night (1945) Herbert Cohn An arresting psychological melodrama. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) Martin Dickstein [Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde] is altogether a brilliant effort and should be added to your list of better screen entertainments. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2020
Faust (1926) Martin Dickstein Faust recommended by all means. If it isn't exactly "a poem in pictures," it is at least the loveliest celluloid prose which has come this way in a long time. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
Old Ironsides (1926) Martin Dickstein [Old Ironsides] is a tremendous picture, masterfully directed and daringly photographed. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
Island of Lost Souls (1933) Martin Dickstein If The Island of Lost Souls is also a little too silly for words, i.e., if it fails to achieve anything but "horror," that is something against which you should be warned. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
The Cat and the Canary (1927) Martin Dickstein It is a highly exciting, hysterical bit of melodrama, however conventional it may be in its essential plot. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
The Mummy (1932) Martin Dickstein The Mummy, although It reveals that master of makeup Karloff in the weirdest of his movie disguises to date, is somewhat less horrifying than Frankenstein and less skilfully produced than Dracula, which it seems to resemble in its general design. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
Broadway Through a Keyhole (1933) Martin Dickstein It is not an unfamiliar movie theme, but since it is accompanied by a number of smartly staged musical incidents which provide an eye-filling background for the narrative, one is incllned to overlook the absence of originality in the plot. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
The Invisible Man (1933) Martin Dickstein It must be confessed that it serves its purpose as an eerie and horrifying melodrama. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928) Martin Dickstein It is Ruth Taylor, as Lorelei, to whom the major portion of the credit must go for a very capable picturization of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2020
That Royle Girl (1925) Martin Dickstein You won't deny that Carol Dempster is the most capable of actresses and that W. C. Fields is a comedian than whom none can more convincingly portray a slate of chronic inebriation. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2020
Disraeli (1921) Eagle Staff Nothing finer has been seen on a Brooklyn screen. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2020
Kismet (1930) Martin Dickstein Mr. Skinner is altogether superb, as everyone must have expected he would be. But the handicap of an absurdly lavish, moviesque production proves a little too much for him. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
The Battle Cry of Peace (1915) Eagle Staff The Battle Cry of Peace is a good photoplay, and when, at the end, the lesson of our unpreraredness is clinched, the teaching has been through characters and incidents and climaxes. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2020
The Dark Angel (1925) Martin Dickstein This film has the ready recommendation of this department as one of the most intelligent picture offerings of the new season. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
Beau Sabreur (1928) Martin Dickstein Gary Cooper, Evelyn Brent, Noah Beery and that veteran old renegade, William Powell, go through the necessary motions without, believe it or not, any tremendous effect. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
The Big Parade (1925) Martin Dickstein The Big Parade is one of those things, like Greed, and perhaps like The Last Laugh -- something to give birth in those who have sneered at the films of new convictions of the possibilities of the screen. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
The Divine Woman (1928) Eagle Staff One or two flashes of good contrast throughout the picture showed the direction of Victor Seastrom, but generally The Divine Woman is anything but that. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
Aloma of the South Seas (1926) Martin Dickstein To report candidly, this "idyl of the South Seas" falls considerably below greatness. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
Beggar on Horseback (1925) Martin Dickstein James Cruze. by his remarkable direction, has caught and held the spirit of this fantasy in which "big business" is held up to searing ridicule and the "jazz age" painted in such glaring stripes that it becomes almost a grotesquely. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
Madame Sans-Gêne (1925) Martin Dickstein It did not require the discriminatory powers of a connoisseur to recognize, in those first few hundred feet of film, that Sans-Gene was to be a cinematographique extraordinaire. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
Red Hair (1928) Martin Dickstein Clarence Badger, who directed the film, has managed to maintain a con-intent mild comedy gait which largely neutralizes the lack of an adequate story. Miss Bow makes the most of the central character by her usually spirited and charming performance. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
Babe Comes Home (1927) Martin Dickstein Anyway, Babe Ruth is a very, very fine ball player. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
Tartuffe (1925) Martin Dickstein Tartuffe, thanks mainly to Emil Jannings' splendid performance, is a film to merit your considerate attention. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020