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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 […]

The Lost City of Z

May 7, 2017

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The Lost City of Z – An interesting look at British explorer Percival Fawcett’s (Charlie Hunnam) explorations into the Amazon, searching for a city never set foot upon by white man. Since Fawcett had made “a rather unfortunate choice in ancestors”, the Royal Geographical Society sent him off to Bolivia to survey the jungle with […]

The Circle

May 2, 2017

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The Circle – Mae Holland (Emma Watson) is so excited when, thanks to her friend Annie (Karen Gillan), she gets a job at a high tech company where all the employees are young and hip in a nerdish kind of way. The Circle’s latest invention is a camera that can be everywhere and see everything. […]