Author: Brandy Isadora

Razor's Edge Movie Review

The Razor’s Edge: Movie Review by Brandy Isadora

“The path to enlightenment is as sharp and narrow as a razor’s edge.” This is what the Holy Man (played by Cecil Humphreys) says to World War I veteran Larry Darrell (Tyrone Power) during his long transcendental journey to better[…] Read More

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Movie Review

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: Movie Review by Brandy Isadora

The 1945 film, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, is based on Betty Smith’s coming of age novel of the same name. The story follows a second-generation Irish-American family living in New York in the early 20th century, just before World War[…] Read More

Lost Horizon Movie Review

Lost Horizon: Movie Review by Brandy Isadora

Few directors have created films that have survived the test of time. Sometimes films are so much a product of their time that later generations are just unable to relate to them. Frank Capra was one of the most innovative[…] Read More

Casablanca Movie Review

Casablanca Movie Review

To this day Casablanca is regarded as one of the most iconic and well-regarded films in Hollywood. Michael Curtiz directed and Hal B. Wallis produced the 1942 Warner Bros. movie, which starred Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid and featured[…] Read More

The Black Cat Movie Review 1934

The Black Cat: Movie Review by Brandy Isadora

During the Great Depression, movie theaters offered a two-for-one deal to attract more customers. For the price of one ticket, people would get to see two movies. This was called a double feature. A shorter, less expensive film (referred to[…] Read More

The King and I Movie Review

The King and I: Movie Review by Brandy Isadora

Few partnerships in Hollywood will be as well remembered as that of lyricist and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein and composer Richard Rodgers. Almost everyone, even young people, recognizes some of the songs from The Sound Music. During their careers, Rodgers and[…] Read More

The Birds Movie Review

The Birds: Movie Review by Brandy Isadora

The first time I saw Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 film, The Birds, I was in high school. To this day, I cannot gaze upon a congregation of birds without feeling suspicious and uneasy. Apparently, Hitchcock had this effect on other people[…] Read More

Trapeze Movie Review

Trapeze: Movie Review by Brandy Isadora

In 2015, I attended the Turner Classic Movie festival, which is held every spring in Hollywood. Thousands of devoted and knowledgeable classic movie fans attend this event. The selection of films and panel discussions are definitely worth the trip to[…] Read More

Mr. Skeffington Movie Review

Mr. Skeffington: Movie Review by Brandy Isadora

The last scene from Mr. Skeffington is one of the most memorable moments in cinema. “A woman is beautiful when she is loved, and only then,” Job Skeffington tells his ex-wife, Fanny. There are two lessons in this scene: nothing[…] Read More

Captain Blood: Movie Review by Brandy Isadora

Unless you’re a huge Errol Flynn fan, Captain Blood is not the first Flynn film I would recommend watching. Flynn’s body of work, including The Sea Hawk, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Dive Bomber and Gentleman Jim show his tremendous[…] Read More