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Category Archive: Movie Reviews, Movies, Movies my Dad Likes

Movies My Dad Likes For Christmas: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon [1949]

Now for a western so why not play the classic John Ford/John Wayne combo of She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. It’s pure Cowboy vs Indian where the cowboys are the US Cavalry and the Indians a combination...

Movies My Dad Likes For Christmas: When Eight Bells Toll [1971]

  Well into the evening now and it’s thriller time but it has to be something that is within my now diminished capacity to understand. A movie then with not too many characters or red herrings...

Movies My Dad Likes For Christmas: The Lavender Hill Mob [1951]

Staying with the inoffensive theme I have bucked the current vulgar trend in comedy and gone for a golden oldie in The Lavender Hill Mob from the prolific Ealing Studios. Although more than sixty...

Movies My Dad Likes For Christmas: Swiss Family Robinson [1960]

When you stop to think, it always seems that Christmas Day is followed by Christmas Day and everything between is just a microsecond in hyperspace, so perhaps we should rename it as Groundhog Day. So...

Movies My Dad Likes: Mackenna’s Gold [1969]

Mackenna’s Gold is basically a story about a treasure hunt in the Wild West. Obviously like all other treasure hunt stories the mother load is, as expected from the outset, eventually found. So...

Movies My Dad Likes: Murder By Death [1976]

If you’re having one of those days where nothing seems to go right and trials and tribulations have left you downhearted then slip the comedy spoof Murder By Death disc into your DVD player and let...

Movies My Dad Likes: A Time To Kill [1996]

Of all the many movies made of John Grisham novels I find most to be somewhat lightweight and lacking in punch. Not so for A Time To Kill which is a powerful story of racial tension in a Mississippi...

Movies My Dad Likes: The Caine Mutiny [1954]

When it comes to movies, drama is not my preferred genre but there are a few exceptions and The Caine Mutiny is most certainly one of them. Fairly accurately based upon Herman Wouk’s Pulitzer prize...

Movies My Dad Likes: The Wild Bunch [1969]

For me The Wild Bunch is director Sam Peckinpah’s finest film by a distance, perhaps helped due to the fact that he also wrote the screenplay. As with some of his other work there are extremely...