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Darkest Hour

Monday, February 5, 2024

    Gary Oldman was 59 years old when he won an Oscar (Best Actor) for giving us a completely believable Winston Churchill who decided in June 1940 to fight […]...

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Arrival

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

    Arrival is a reflective experience of first contact with aliens who are not like us. These are aliens who, ultimately, want to do good, but the humans have […]...

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A Little Chaos

Monday, January 8, 2024

    A Little Chaos (2014, rated R, 117 minutes) didn’t win any prizes but it’s a modest prize of a movie. It’s a fictional story about the very real […]...

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Three Days of the Condor

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

    Three Days of the Condor (1975, rated R, 117 minutes) is transparently a 1970s spy flick, and Robert Redford, as the bookish CIA spy code-named “Condor,” is the […]...

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The Reader

Monday, December 4, 2023

    Bernhard Schlink created a noble and compelling illumination of one aspect of the horrific, barely imaginable realities of the second great war: the mindset of the good people […]...

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The Glass Menagerie

Monday, November 20, 2023

    This bitter story of squandered lives was Williams’ first successful play. It won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1945 and has been transformed for film […]...

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The Breakfast Club

Saturday, November 4, 2023

    Which one of the kids in The Breakfast Club (1985, rated R, 97 minutes) is most like you? Claire (Molly Ringwald), John (Judd Nelson), Andrew (Emilio Estevez), Allison […]...

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Starman

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

    Break the egg labeled Close Encounters of the Third Kind and break the egg labeled Jane Eyre, and scramble them with some special sauce, and you get Starman […]...

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Norma Rae

Monday, September 25, 2023

    Not too many movies make you really feel like you’re sweating. Or really crying. Norma Rae (1979, rated PG, 114 minutes) is one of the good ones. It’s […]...

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Mr. Holmes

Monday, September 18, 2023

    It’s hard to get past the sterling ability of Ian McKellen to create spectacular life in any character, and the Sherlock Holmes character is fertile ground for McKellen’s […]...

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Thelma & Louise

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

      Louise (Susan Sarandon) and Thelma (Geena Davis) can’t escape from almost every conceivable way of living on the edge. They keep ending up in situations they have […]...

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The Wind and the Lion

Monday, August 28, 2023

    Sean Connery plays Mulay Achmed Mohammed el-Raisuli, Lord of the Rif and Sultan to the Berbers. In real life the man was Mulai Ahmed er Raisuni (Raisuli) (1871-1925), […]...

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