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7.5

Terrific Performances by Teller and Koale

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

Nov 16, 2017No Comments

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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Starts Off Slowly, But Gets Better!

Goodbye Christopher Robin: May Put You Into...

Nov 07, 2017No Comments

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

7.5

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

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Thought-Provoking Film!

Blade Runner 2049: Visually-Spectacular Sci...

Oct 18, 2017Comments off

If I saw the original Blade Runner (1982), directed by Ridley Scott, then I don’t remember it.  Apparently, this film became a cult classic even

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AAW Performances by Gyllenhaal and Maslany!

Stronger: The Long Journey From Disaster to...

Oct 08, 2017Comments off

The screenplay for this film, written by John Pollono, is adapted from the memoir “Stronger,” which was co-written by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter.  It

7.5

Fine Performances By Stone and Carell!

Battle Of The Sexes: A Triumph For Equality...

Oct 03, 2017Comments off

Billie Jean King is one of my idols, and there are very few people living today that I respect and admire more.  Not only is

7.5

Excellent Ensemble Cast!

IT: Scary “Clowning Around”

Sep 26, 2017Comments off

I read “It” when it came out in 1990, and, although I don’t remember much about “It” now, I recall that I thought it was

7.5

Interesting Movie About Non-White Racism

Gook: It Will “Spook” You

Sep 13, 2017Comments off

Justin Chon wrote, directed, and starred in this thought-provoking black and white film with the theme of racism between people of color.  It takes place

7.5

Great Performances by Macdonald and Everett!

Patti Cake$: A “Rockyesque” Rap...

Sep 04, 2017Comments off

Written and directed by Geremy Jasper, this feel-good movie has the familiar theme of pursuing  your dream (no matter how seemingly-impossible), courageously facing multiple and