Category: Movie Review

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

It's A Wonderful Life US One Sheet Movie Review

It’s a Wonderful Life: Movie Review by Brandy Isadora

When Frank Capra’s Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, was released in 1946, the film was surprisingly not a box office success. World War II hadn’t been over for very long, and people were just not in the mood for[…] Read More

The Picture of Dorian Gray Movie Review

The Picture of Dorian Gray: Movie Review by Brandy Isadora

Whenever I hear there’s going to be a remake of a classic film, I roll my eyes. Very rarely is the remake as good as the original. However, The Picture of Dorian Gray, is one film that I actually would[…] Read More

Singin' In The Rain

Singin’ in the Rain: Movie Review by Brandy Isadora

The 1952 romantic musical comedy, Singin’ in the Rain, is one of the few classic films that have remained popular years after its release. The film starred Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and nineteen-year-old Debbie Reynolds. From the moment it hit[…] Read More

The Sin of Nora Moran Movie Review

The Sin of Nora Moran: Movie Review by Brandy Isadora

The original poster for the 1933 film, The Sin of Nora Moran, is extremely rare and worth nearly $50,000, and this work of art is often listed as one of the best movie posters of all time. A Peruvian painter[…] Read More

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