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The Glass Castle

August 14, 2017

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The Glass Castle – “He’s done a lot of shitty things, but he had his moments” – that’s the way Brian Walls  (Josh Barclay-Caras) described their father Rex (Woody Harrelson) to his sister Jeannette Walls (Brie Larson). Free spirited Rex and his artist wife (Naomi Watts) scoff at normal folks. They love their children but […]

Dunkirk

July 22, 2017

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Dunkirk – Fighter planes flying, fighter planes shot down. Ships sailing, ships sinking. Bombs blasting, machine guns firing. Beaches and ocean filled with soldiers from the Army, the Navy, the Air Force waiting to be rescued. Men desperate to save themselves, willing to sacrifice others. Acts of compassion and bravery. Senselessness of war. Triumph of […]

The Hero

July 15, 2017

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The Hero – For you ladies that think Sam Elliott is all that and a bag of tricks, well, he’s still got it. That immediately recognizable voice, the twinkling eyes…. Here he’s Lee Hayden, an actor still famous for a Western movie made 40 years ago, with an ex-wife (Katharine Ross) and an estranged daughter […]

The Book of Henry

June 19, 2017

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The Book of Henry – Typically, I don’t read other reviews before I write mine. This time I did and kind of disagree with Rotten Tomatoes and whoever said it was “manipulative.” Henry (Jaeden Lieberher) is an exceptional 11-year-old … he is beyond extraordinary, he’s cute, he’s funny …. his verbal sparring with mom’s (Naomi […]

Megan Leavey

June 15, 2017

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Megan Leavey – Based on a true story. Megan (Kate Mara… looking and acting like a younger Sandra Bullock) is aimless after her best friend ODs and decides to join the Marines. She gets K9 kennel duty after she’s caught peeing in the provost marshall’s yard – it was late, she didn’t know. She decides […]

Norman

May 20, 2017

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Norman – One of the oddest movies I’ve seen in a long time. Not sure I can explain it, partly because the subtitles (when the Israelis were talking) were partially hidden. Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) is a consultant who wants to help people even if they don’t want his help. He’s pushy, he makes things […]

A Quiet Passion

May 13, 2017

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A Quiet Passion – Threats of hell and damnation can’t keep the young Emily Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon) at the convent. Back home, she lives with her domineering father (Keith Carradine) and depressed mother (Joanna Bacon). There’s a veneer of sweetness and light, flowers and parasols, then out comes a screaming match. Emily and siblings (Jennifer […]