R. Gawlitta

Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (28 of 34)
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA
Birthday: March 14
In My Own Words:
I LOVE the trashy sci-fi films of the 50's. I also like action/adventure films, as well as mysteries, ghost stories and vintage classic films. My musical preferences are 50's/60's rock 'n roll & Opera (go figure?). I've sung in the chorus of Milwaukee's Florentine Opera for 28 years. l retired in 2010.

I love to travel and have made an effort to visit all the National Parks (so far 53 out of 58)… Read more

Music, Theatre, All musical theatre, incl Opera, Travel, Horror Fiction (Koontz & Saul). Oscar trivia


Top Reviewer Ranking: 421,428 - Total Helpful Votes: 28 of 34
All Through the Night [Import] <b>VHS</b> ~ Humphrey Bogart
All Through the Night [Import] VHS ~ Humphrey Bogart
There are lots of reasons to love this film. The stellar cast, including Wm. Demarest, Jane Darwell, Phil Silvers, a young Jackie Gleason, Frank McHugh, Conrad Veidt, Peter Lorre, Judith Anderson...well, it doesn't get much better. Consider the 1942 release...the war was at it's peak. Then there's Bogie, playing a likeable gangster who makes good with rival gangsters to beat up a Nazi infiltration in NYC. Add tons of humor and the beautiful Kaaren Verne, and you have a delightful mix of suspense, angst, intrigue and American triumph (as well as a cute love story). It may not be a great film, but I think it's my favorite Bogie film, if only because it's so much fun to watch. Where's the DVD?
Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express (Bi&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Albert Finney
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait..., July 4 2004
"Murder on the Orient Express" probably had the most intense production values as any film in 1974. The period detail was exquisite and the ensemble cast was stellar, all put into perspective by the brilliant Sidney Lumet. 1974 saw "Godfather II" and "Chinatown", wonderful in their own right. Can't argue too much about comparisons, but the editing in "Orient" is a true work of art, shifting its time-frame constantly. The viewer always knows everything, but really knows nothing. Albert Finney is a terrific Hercule, and the whole ensemble cast was great! Ingrid Bergman won the Oscar for this, but I thought Rachel Roberts was the best of all. So VERY classy, and so very grisly... all done with… Read more
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (W&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Russell Crowe
I finally saw this film, and am awe-struck! The attention to detail is quite exceptional, thanks to the brilliant vision of director Peter Weir. I was wondering if ths might be a franchise..."Far Side of the World" ...maybe there'll be more. The action scenes and the flawless cinematography, not to mention brilliant editing, draw the viewer in and you're taken away. Crowe is great, as is Paul Bettany, who creates a sense of purpose and legitimacy to the proceedings. And Billy Boyd is certainly a busy guy, appearing in two Oscar nominated blockbusters in one year ("LOTR"). This is a well-made, seriously endearing action drama with loads of heart. Check it out!