Category Archives: D

The Wife (2017) Rated R

A wife questions the life she has led when her husband wins the Nobel Prize for Literature. Based on the book by Meg Wolitzer. Starring Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, and Max Irons. The film is a character study of a woman … Continue reading

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A Good Woman (2004) Rated PG

Mrs. Erlynne, while undercover, saves Lady Windemere from making a mistake with Lord Darlington. Based on the play, Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde. Starring Helen Hunt, Scarlett Johansson, and Milena Vukotic. This film was more of a letdown, but it is … Continue reading

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Anne of Green Gables (1934) Rated NR

A teenage girl is adopted by a couple of elderly siblings on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Starring  Anne Shirley, Tom Brown, and O.P. Heggie. This is a wonderful telling of the classic story by  Lucy Maud Montgomery. The actress Anne … Continue reading

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Valley of the Boom (NatGeo) Rated NR

A docudrama about the tech boom in Silicon Valley. Starring Bradley Whitford, Lamorne Morris, and Oliver Cooper. This show is an interesting take on the explosion that happened in Silicon Valley when the internet hit. It cross-cuts between drama and interviews from … Continue reading

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Houdini’s Last Secrets (SCI) Rated TV-PG

A docuseries that takes Houdini’s greatest stunts and tries to debunk them and discover how he did them. Starring Jason Avent, Salina Cram, and George Hardeen. I thought this was an interesting show. It brings on the grand-nephew of Houdini who … Continue reading

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All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) Rated NR

A young soldier is disillusioned during World War I. Based on the book by Erich Maria Remarque. Starring Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, and John Wray. This film is brilliant in the fact that it shows the reality of war. We see … Continue reading

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Norman Mailer: The American (2010) Rated NR

A documentary of the life and times of Norman Mailer told by the people who knew him best. Starring Muhammad Ali, Beverly Bentley, and William F. Buckley. This documentary interviews a lot of people who had some influence on the life … Continue reading

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Salem (WGN) Rated TV-MA

Salem takes a look at what started the Salem Witch trials in 1692. Starring  Janet Montgomery, Shane West, and Seth Gabel. I will say this show has no historical accuracy except that there was a witch trial that took place. … Continue reading

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Phil Spector (2013) Rated TV-MA

A film that centers on the relationship between Phil Spector and his lawyer, Linda Kenney Baden, during the trial of the murder of Lana Clarkson. Starring Al Pacino, Helen Mirren, and Jeffrey Tambor. It’s not the best film based on a true … Continue reading

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Nine Days That Changed the World (2010) Rated NR

A documentary of the role that Pope John Paul II had in the fall of Communism in Europe and the rise of the labor union, Solidarity. Starring Callista Gingrich, Newt Gingrich, and Pope John Paul II. This documentary follows the forgotten … Continue reading

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