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Monthly Archives: "February 2016"

7.5

Spellbinding!

The Witch

Feb 29, 2016Comments off

I have been busy watching as many of the AW-nominated films as I could, so this is the first 2016 film I have seen.  The

8.5

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Dave’s Favorite Films of 2015

Feb 16, 2016Comments off

Best Dramas: The Big Short Bridge of Spies Ex Machina Room Trainwreck (As Rodney would say, comedies get “no respect”) Inside Out (Best Animated Film

8.5

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Dave’s Oscar Predictions!

Feb 14, 2016Comments off

Best Picture: The Big Short Best Director: Tom McCarthy – Spotlight Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant Best Actress: Brie Larson – Room Best Supporting

7.5

Outstanding Acting by the Two Leads!

45 Years

Feb 11, 2016Comments off

This is a nuanced and interesting film revealing how the past can profoundly influence how one perceives the present.  The movie required superb acting from

8.5

Terrific Historical Spy Drama!

Bridge of Spies

Feb 09, 2016Comments off

This film is based on a true story and is one of my favorite movies of 2015. It is 1957 and there are considerable tensions

7.5

Unlike Anything You Have Ever Seen!

Anomalisa

Feb 09, 2016Comments off

Charlie Kaufman has written some very original and off-beat scripts (including “Being John Malkovich” and “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”).  “Anomalisa” is unlike

7.5

Terrific Performance by Ronit Elkabetz!

Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem – ...

Feb 01, 2016Comments off

This is an Israeli film with subtitles. Viviane Amsalem (Ronit Elkabetz) has lived apart from her husband for a couple of years, and she now