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House of Games

Monday, May 13, 2024

    House of Games (1987, rated R, 102 minutes) offers some familiar good guy/bad guy stuff about gambling, con men, and a conventional dedicated psychiatrist who slowly learns that […]...

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The Guns of Navarone

Monday, April 29, 2024

    The Guns of Navarone (1961, not rated, 158 minutes) was made more than 60 years ago and it got 7 Academy Award nominations. It’s obvious that Gregory Peck, […]...

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The Fugitive

Monday, April 8, 2024

    The fugitive is Dr. Richard Kimble (vigorously played by Harrison Ford), unjustly accused of murdering his wife and on the run from the police while he searches for […]...

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Pale Rider

Monday, March 25, 2024

    “And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.” (Revelation 6:8) Pale Rider (1985, rated […]...

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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

    Frances McDormand can do comedy, in case you were wondering. She plays the title character in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008, rated PG, 92 minutes). Guinevere […]...

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Eye of the Needle

Monday, February 26, 2024

    Good vs. evil is the undercurrent of Eye of the Needle (1981, rated R, 112 minutes) but the drama is in the living and the dying of the […]...

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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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