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Monthly Archives: "January 2016"

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First Hour Interesting But Then Tails Off

Diary of a Teenage Girl – Netflix DVD

Jan 28, 2016Comments off

This film has a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, was on numerous indie best 10 lists, and one of my closest friends thought it was

7

Solid Rental But Not A "Peak" Experience

Everest

Jan 24, 2016Comments off

This film is a true story about a tragic expedition to Mt. Everest in 1996.  The cinematographer (Salvatore Totino) has captured spectacular views of Everest

8.5

Terrific Screenplay!

Steve Jobs

Jan 19, 2016Comments off

I had read the excellent biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, so I wasn’t especially interested in seeing this film.  Over the weekend, however,

8

AWW Performance by Leo!

The Revenant

Jan 13, 2016Comments off

This is one of those movies where I can barely reveal anything about the plot.   What I can say is that this film has

7.5

Informative and Entertaining !

Concussion

Jan 05, 2016Comments off

Directed and written by Peter Landesman, this film chronicles Dr. Bennet Omalu’s discovery of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in professional football players.  The film is

7.5

Another Fine Performance by Lawrence!!

Joy

Jan 03, 2016Comments off

David O. Russell’s muse is Jennifer Lawrence.  She starred in his last two films, “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle.”  He directed and wrote the

6

A Huge Disappointment!

Carol

Jan 03, 2016Comments off

Even if you love Christmas Carols, I’d avoid this film.  You will not find me “singing” this movie’s praises! This film has great reviews and

8

Entertaining and Informative!

Trumbo

Jan 03, 2016Comments off

It took me a while to get around to seeing this picture (since there always seemed to be one I wanted to see more), but