Category Archives: Rated R

The Immigrant (2013) Rated R

In 1921, an immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque in order to rescue her sister from Ellis Island. Starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jeremy Renner. This film is stunning and brilliantly written. Cotillard plays the immigrant … Continue reading

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Jersey Boys (2014) Rated R

The story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who join to form the group, The Four Seasons. Starring Vincent Piazza, John Lloyd Young, and Steve Schirripa. I saw the Broadway show of this film a year … Continue reading

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Rated R

The adventures of a concierge of a legendary hotel in the fictional country of the Republic of Zubrowka. Starring Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, and Mathieu Amalric. I have to say that I wasn’t expecting to see what I saw … Continue reading

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In Secret (2013) Rated R

A woman in Paris in the 1860s embarks on an affair that has its consequences. Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac, and Tom Felton. This film should have been better than it was. The storyline is intriguing, and the first part … Continue reading

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Rated R

Writer Lee Israel is down on her luck with her writing when she discovers a way to make money by forging other writers’ letters. Based on the book, Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Memoirs of a Literary Forger by Lee … Continue reading

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Widows (2018) Rated R

A group of widows left by their criminal significant others with a debt that needs repaid band together to do one last job. Starring Viola Davis, Liam Neeson, and Jon Bernthal. The film starts as a traditional crime drama. It … Continue reading

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A Star is Born (2018) Rated R

A musician helps a young star rise as his career is derailed by age and alcoholism. Starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and Sam Elliott. This film is enjoyable to watch as the two fall in love; the chemistry between Gaga … Continue reading

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At Middleton (2013) Rated R

Two parents fall in love as they do a college tour for their kids. Starring Andy Garcia, Vera Farmiga, and Taissa Farmiga. This is one of those cute romance movies. We have two parents that spend the day enjoying the … Continue reading

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King of Thieves (2018) Rated R

A group of aging crooks pulls off the biggest heist in their career until greed overtakes them. Starring Michael Caine, Charlie Cox, and Michael Gambon. The film is based on the true story of the Hatton Garden burglary. It’s slow … Continue reading

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Hunter Killer (2018) Rated R

An American submarine captain teams up with the Navy SEALs to rescue the Russian President. Starring Ethan Baird, Jacob Scipio, Dempsey Bovell, Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, The Common, and Linda Cardellini. This film brings a whole other take on the … Continue reading

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