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I have loved the movies ever since I saw “The Wizard of Oz” as a young boy. When Beatle-mania hit the USA, Rock-N-Roll was my greatest passion, but I haven’t enjoyed the current music scene nearly as much over the past 15 years, so that void has been filled by film. In college and med school, I would see movies with my friends and we would stay up late into the night chatting about them. I still love seeing movies with friends and then having dinner to discuss them. This blog evolved out of my desire to tell my movie-loving friends about movies I thought they would enjoy. The blog allows me to do this in a fun way and to reach movie fans everywhere.

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"Tailor" Made for Daniel Day-Lewis!

The Phantom Thread: Doesn’t Hold Toge...

Feb 14, 2018No Comments

Daniel Day-Lewis doesn’t star in a film often, but he is arguably the best male actor of our generation.  He is his usual superb self

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A Story of Grief and Rage!

In The Fade: A Tour de Force by Diane Krug...

Feb 07, 2018No Comments

Katja Sekerci (Diane Kruger) is living in Germany.  She is married to Nuri (Numan Acar), who is a Turkish immigrant.  They now have a young

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Terrific Ensemble Cast!

The Insult: How Hatred and Racism Can Spira...

Feb 04, 2018No Comments

This film has received the Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, and it deserves it!  The Director, a Lebanese Christian (Ziad Doueiri), also co-wrote

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Fine Performance By Franco!

The Disaster Artist: A Close-Up Portrait of...

Jan 24, 2018Comments off

Our blog editor, Sam Phillips, is a friend of Tommy Wiseau and sometimes works with him on projects.  He turned me on to Tommy’s now-legendary

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Transcendent Western!

Hostiles: Hope for the Human Race!

Jan 10, 2018Comments off

“Hostiles” is a magnificent film.  Although I had never even heard of Scott Copper, the Writer/Director/Producer, I sure won’t miss his future films.  This movie

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Fine Acting By Streep and Hanks

The Post: A Battle for Freedom of the Press...

Jan 05, 2018Comments off

This film is a historical piece about government interference with freedom of the press in 1971.  The movie has relevance now, due to the way

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Amazing True Story!

Molly’s Game: Take a “Chance...

Jan 04, 2018Comments off

This movie is based on Molly Bloom’s memoir, “Molly’s Game.”  Molly has a fascinating story which is well told by Writer/Director Aaron Sorkin.  Jessica Chastain

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Emotionally-Compelling and Intense!

Mudbound: Netflix Original Movie!

Dec 30, 2017Comments off

I haven’t read the novel “Mudbound” by Hillary Jordan from which this film is adapted, but I’m sure it’s a terrific one.  The movie, co-written

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World War II Fans Will Like It!

Darkest Hour: The Right Man with the Right ...

Dec 28, 2017Comments off

This film covers the brief time interval between May 8th and June 4th, 1940, which may have been one of the most critical points in

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AAW Performances by Margo Robbie and Allison Janney!

I, Tonya: Skating On Thin Ice!

Dec 27, 2017Comments off

I really enjoyed this film, which is an interesting character study of Tonya Harding and the unbelievably-stressful and abusive childhood from whence she came.  It