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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

A Must for Goodall Fans!

Jane: Wonder in the Jungle!

Nov 06, 2017No Comments

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

7.5

An Entertaining and Often-Funny Film!

American Made: Tom Cruise Nails It!

Oct 23, 2017No Comments

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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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

A Horrifying and Intense Movie Experience

Detroit: An Ugly and Dark Period in Our His...

Aug 07, 2017Comments off

“Detroit” takes place in 1967 during the Detroit riots.  Racial tensions had reached a fever pitch, resulting in looting, setting fires all over the city,

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Fantastic Air Fights!

Dunkirk: An Amazing Rescue Story!

Jul 24, 2017Comments off

The Evacuation of Dunkirk is probably not well known to those unfamiliar with WWII history.  In a nut-shell, about 400,000 Allied soldiers ( mainly British,

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Tour de Force by Sally Hawkins!

Maudie: A Triumph of Will!

Jul 17, 2017Comments off

I have been a Sally Hawkins fan since she starred in “Happy Go Lucky” (2008).  In “Maudie,” Hawkins get an even better chance to demonstrate

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Interesting and Often Funny!

Their Finest: An Amusing WWII Story

Apr 26, 2017Comments off

This English WWII film is primarily a drama, although it has many comedic moments.  The Danish director (Lone Scherfig – “An Education”) does another fine