Category: Movie Review

Network Movie Review

Network: Movie Review by Brandy Isadora

In 1976, the movie Network dominated the award season. The film won four Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Peter Finch), Best Actress (Faye Dunaway), Best Supporting Actress (Beatrice Straight), and Best Original Screenplay (Paddy Chayefsky) and received much critical acclaim.[…] Read More

The Sea Hawk Movie Review

The Sea Hawk: Movie Review by Brandy Isadora

Before Johnny Depp entertained audiences in his role as the charming Captain Jack in Pirates of the Caribbean, American audiences fell in love with Errol Flynn and his illustrious roles as swashbuckling heroes. Most people are most familiar with Flynn’s[…] Read More

Soylent Green Movie Reviewe Review

Soylent Green: Movie Review by Brandy Isadora

Richard Fleisher’s 1973 dystopian film Soylent Green is not for the faint of heart. Especially now, when the entire world has been in the midst of a war against COVID-19 and we now reminisce about a time when we could[…] Read More

The Maltese Falcon Movie Review

The Maltese Falcon: Movie Review by Brandy Isadora

The Maltese Falcon is one of the most renowned film Noir classics. The 1941 movie was John Huston’s directorial debut. The legendary film maker, who also wrote the screenplay for The Maltese Falcon, went on to make many more successful[…] Read More

The Treasure of Sierra Madre Movie Review

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: Movie Review by Brandy Isadora

While there are many outstanding classic films that have stood the test of time, very few of those films are as renowned as The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. The black and white 1948 movie stars Humphrey Bogart, Tim Holt,[…] Read More

Repeat Performance Movie Review

Repeat Performance: Movie Review by Brandy Isadora

In 1947, Eagle-Lion Films released Repeat Performance, starring Joan Leslie and Louis Hayward. The movie is a film noir with an element of science fiction. Directed and produced by Alfred L. Werker and Aubrey Scheck respectively, Repeat Performance tells a[…] Read More

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Movie Poster

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: Movie Review by Brandy Isadora

“This is the west, sir,” a reporter tells Senator Ransom Stoddard. “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” Director John Ford’s cinematic rendition of Dorothy M. Johnson’s short story “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” is nothing short of[…] Read More

Hangover Square Movie Review

Hangover Square: Movie Review by Brandy Isadora

Laird Cregar was one of the best character actors in classic film. His onscreen charismatic presence was undeniable. Besides possessing a tall and imposing figure, Cregar could morph into his characters. Although his career was tragically cut short when he[…] Read More

Nightmare Alley Review

Nightmare Alley: Movie Review by Brandy Isadora

Most people from my generation (early millennial) or later wouldn’t know who Tyrone Power is, much less be familiar with his work. Until his untimely death at the age of forty-four from a heart attack, Power was one of Hollywood’s[…] Read More

Bye Bye Birdie Movie Review

Bye Bye Birdie: Movie Review by Brandy Isadora

Bye Bye Birdie was originally a popular Broadway production and Tony award winner in the early 1960’s. In 1963, the play was adapted to film, starring Dick Van Dyke and Janet Leigh. Ann-Margret and rock n’ roll singer, Bobby Rydell,[…] Read More