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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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Fine Performances by the Four Leads!

Last Flag Flying: Interesting Road-Trip Mal...

Nov 30, 2017Comments off

Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) is just about “down-for-the count.”  His wife has recently died from cancer, and he was just notified that his son,

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Inspirational!

Wonder: Appearances Can Be Deceiving!

Nov 28, 2017Comments off

If you’re in the mood for a feel-good inspiration story with a terrific ensemble cast, “Wonder” is just the movie for you!  The film was

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Knock-Out Writer/Directorial Debut by Gerwig!

Lady Bird: A Film That Takes Flight!

Nov 25, 2017Comments off

Finally, we’ve officially entered “Terrific Movie Season” (TMS)!  My favorite movie of 2017 (so far) is the recently-released “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” but almost

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My Favorite Film of 2017 (So Far)!

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: ...

Nov 21, 2017Comments off

Writer/Director Martin McDonagh (“In Bruges”) has made another AAW film, which I like even better.  The film features a “tour-de-force” performance by Frances McDormand (as

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Terrific Performances by Teller and Koale

Thank You For Your Service: “Up Close...

Nov 16, 2017Comments off

As a psychiatrist, I have a strong interest in films involving mental illness.  If you want to learn about PTSD in war veterans, you will

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Chris Hemsworth Is Electric!

Thor: Ragnarok: Lightning Strikes Again!

Nov 14, 2017Comments off

I’m not a huge fan of comic book super-hero movies, but I was in Illinois with Robin visiting our son, Noah, and he wanted to

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Starts Off Slowly, But Gets Better!

Goodbye Christopher Robin: May Put You Into...

Nov 07, 2017Comments off

My wife (Robin) was named after Christopher Robin, and my father’s pet name for my mother was “Pooh,” so Robin and I wanted to see

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A Must for Goodall Fans!

Jane: Wonder in the Jungle!

Nov 06, 2017Comments off

This is a wonderful documentary directed by Brett Morgan.  It was crafted from over 100 hours of incredible color footage that was assumed to be

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An Entertaining and Often-Funny Film!

American Made: Tom Cruise Nails It!

Oct 23, 2017Comments off

Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes may not love Tom Cruise anymore, but I still do.  Tom, the world’s most famous Scientologist, doesn’t believe in psychiatry,

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Excellent Ensemble Cast!

Marshall: A Compelling Legal Drama

Oct 22, 2017Comments off

Thurgood Marshall (July 2,1908 – January 24, 1993) was the first African American Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (October 1967 – October 1991).  Prior