Saturday, March 19, 2016
A young woman stirs things up in a western town by raising sheep instead of cattle, and organizing the local women to demonstrate for women's suffrage.
Likable gender comedy typical for its star, this time staged as a Western, convinces thanks to Doris Day's professionalism; the male chauvinism presented, however, is hardly bearable by today's standards.
Halliwell (no star): "Tediously whimsical, unsuitably cast women's lib comedy with so few laughs that it may require to be taken seriously."
Maltin**1/2: "Uninspired Western spoof..."
A young girl catalyzes the rescue and rehabilitation of Sonador, a race horse with a broken leg.
Feel-good family movie, all tastefully done, but just not adding anything new to the often-told story.
Maltin**1/2: "Routine account...Pleasant enough family film, although it's corny and awfully predictable."
Friday, March 18, 2016
A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Strangely stodgy and undramatic illustration of an otherwise highly fascinating biography; at least, first-rate production and some wonderful photography compensate for the tedium.