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Frank's Movie Log

My life at the movies.

  1. A still from King of the Underworld (1939)

    King of the Underworld 1939

    D+: 2 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Lewis Seiler. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Kay Francis, James Stephenson, and John Eldredge.

    Kay Francis plays a doctor in danger of losing her license after her fellow doctor husband dies during a police raid where it’s discovered he’s been aiding a criminal gang lead by Humphrey Bogart and getting well paid for it. Continue reading...

    Watched on 09 Sep, 2022
  2. A still from Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)

    Thor: Love and Thunder 2022

    D+: 2 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Taika Waititi. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, and Tessa Thompson.

    Thor must stop Gorr, a grieving father bent on murdering all the Gods with the help of a cursed sword. Also, Natalie Portman returns as Jane, now suffering from terminal cancer, who becomes Lady Thor. Meanwhile, Thor’s new axe grows jealous of his old hammer while powering a pirate ship pulled by screaming goats. Continue reading...

    Watched on 08 Sep, 2022
  3. A still from The Corn Is Green (1945)

    The Corn Is Green 1945

    B-: 4 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Irving Rapper. Starring Bette Davis, John Dall, Nigel Bruce, and Rhys Williams.

    Bette Davis plays a schoolteacher who arrives in a small Welsh coal mining hamlet and, over local objections and obstacles, establishes a school for the children and discovers a literary prodigy, played by John Dall. Continue reading...

    Watched on 07 Sep, 2022
  4. A still from Invisible Stripes (1939)

    Invisible Stripes 1939

    D+: 2 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Lloyd Bacon. Starring George Raft, Jane Bryan, William Holden, and Humphrey Bogart.

    George Raft plays a parolee eager for a fresh start, but the stigma of being an ex-con reduces him to working as a stock boy. When he sees his younger brother, played by William Holden, heading down the same path that landed him behind bars, Raft joins up with a gangster, played by Humphrey Bogart, to finance Holden’s dream of owning his own garage. Continue reading...

    Watched on 07 Sep, 2022
  5. A still from Rachel and the Stranger (1948)

    Rachel and the Stranger 1948

    D: 2 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Norman Foster. Starring Loretta Young, William Holden, Robert Mitchum, and Gary Gray.

    William Holden plays David Harvey, a farmer living with his young son Davey in the frontier wilderness. David’s wife Susan died a year ago, sinking him into depression. After discovering Davey using his school books as fodder for toy boats, David resolves to take a new wife. Not for love, but because Susan was adamant that Davey not grow up “woodsy”. Continue reading...

    Watched on 06 Sep, 2022
  6. A still from Force of Arms (1951)

    Force of Arms 1951

    C-: 3 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring William Holden, Nancy Olson, Frank Lovejoy, and Gene Evans.

    William Holden plays an infantry Sergeant in Italy during World War II. He falls for a WAC Lieutenant, played by Nancy Olson. With his thoughts on his future with her, Holden proves reluctant to take risks on the battlefield. This leads to the death of his friend, a fellow officer, and lands him in the hospital. His injury grants him a ticket back to the states, but his guilty conscience forces him to rejoin his unit. Continue reading...

    Watched on 06 Sep, 2022
  7. A still from The Three Musketeers (1948)

    The Three Musketeers 1948

    D: 2 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by George Sidney. Starring Lana Turner, Gene Kelly, June Allyson, and Van Heflin.

    You know the story, but the casting will surprise you. Gene Kelly plays D’Artagnan, a rural Frenchman who travels to Paris hoping to join the musketeers. Upon arriving, he offends three of said musketeers, prompting back-to-back duels. Soldiers loyal to the nefarious Cardinal Richelieu, played by Vincent Price, interrupt said duels. D’Artagnan fights alongside the musketeers, winning their respect. The four then set out to foil a Richelieu plot to use Lady de Winter, played by top-billed Lana Turner, to incite a war with Britain. Continue reading...

    Watched on 05 Sep, 2022
  8. A still from Every Girl Should Be Married (1948)

    Every Girl Should Be Married 1948

    F: 1 star (out of 5)

    Directed by Don Hartman. Starring Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Franchot Tone, and Diana Lynn.

    Betsy Drake plays a department store clerk who obsesses over trapping a pediatrician, played by Cary Grant, into marriage. Continue reading...

    Watched on 02 Sep, 2022
  9. A still from The Burning (1981)

    The Burning 1981

    C-: 3 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Tony Maylam. Starring Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer, and Larry Joshua.

    A summer camp prank hospitalizes a drunken caretaker with severe burns. Five years later, after a series of failed skin grafts, the caretaker leaves the hospital and begins a murderous rampage at another summer camp. Continue reading...

    Watched on 01 Sep, 2022
  10. A still from One-Armed Boxer (1972)

    One-Armed Boxer 1972

    B+: 4 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Jimmy Wang Yu. Starring Jimmy Wang Yu, Yeh Tien, Hsin Tang, and Fei Lung.

    A crooked martial arts school recruits a cadre of specialist fighters to massacre a rival school. Jimmy Wang Yu plays the titular boxer, who escapes the massacre but not before losing his right arm. After convalescing, Wang Yu takes a mysterious elixir that grants his remaining arm superhuman strength. He then sets out for revenge. Continue reading...

    Watched on 01 Sep, 2022


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