The Jazz Singer (1927) – Alan Crosland

  The first ‘talkie,’ is also the first title in the musical section of the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. This was the first time I had seen this one, all I’d known of it before was that at some point, Al Jolson as Jack Robin, previously Jakie Rabinowitz, dons blackface to…

Murdoch Mysteries S07E10 – Murdoch In Ragtime

  After it’s mid-winter break, Murdoch Mysteries returned this week with a script by Carol Hay, and direction by Harvey Crossland. It seems there’s a bit of a new musical craze sneaking its way into Toronto despite the efforts of those who would fight to keep our souls pure, like Miss Hamilton (Helen Johns). The…

Sleeper (1973) – Woody Allen

It had to happen sooner or later. I would have to watch a Woody Allen movie. I’ve never been a fan, I just don’t find him that funny, and this entry on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list seems to support that belief, with one of the first films I’ve been truly disappointed with on the…