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London Spy (2015) Rated NR

A romance between two people from different worlds leads to a mystery when one of them is killed. Starring Ben Whishaw, Edward Holcroft, and Jim Broadbent. This miniseries was a mess. The script is poorly written, and it was hard to follow. … Continue reading

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The Spoils Before Dying (2015) Rated TV-14

A fictional author creates a film adaptation of his epic tale in which a pianist-turned-detective investigates a murder in the 1950s underground jazz scene. Starring Michael Kenneth Williams, Kristen Wiig, and Bérénice Marlohe. I get that this show is supposed … Continue reading

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Isle of Dogs (2018) Rated PG-13

A boy looks for his dog on the Isle of Dogs. Starring Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, and Edward Norton. This is a typical Wes Anderson film; it has style, but it’s lost on the substance. It’s Anderson’s stylistic film-making on display. … Continue reading

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Back to 1942 (2012) Rated UR

 A deadly drought in China’s Henan province takes its toll during China’s war with Japan in 1942. Starring Guoli Zhang, Hanyu Zhang, Wei Fan, Adrien Brody, Tim Robbins. This compelling story of a forgotten chapter in China’s history is understated in its … Continue reading

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Nadja (1994) Rated R

 A modern telling of a family of vampires must come to terms with each other as they are continuing being hunted by Dr. Van Helsing. Starring  Elina Löwensohn, Nic Ratner, Karl Geary, Peter Fonda, Martin Donovan, David Lynch I was not impressed with … Continue reading

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Hitchcock (2012) Rated PG-13

 Hitchcock takes us into the life of Alfred Hitchcock and his wife,  Alma Reville, during the filming of Psycho in 1959. Based on the book, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Toni … Continue reading

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Side by Side (2012) Rated NR

This documentary explores the history and process of both digital and photochemical filmmaking. Starring Derek Ambrosi, Michael Ballhaus, Andrzej Bartkowiak, Danny Boyle, James Cameron, Lena Dunham, David Fincher, Greta Gerwig, Barry Levinson, Richard Linklater, George Lucas, David Lynch, John Malkovich, … Continue reading

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In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Rated PG-13

Based on the story of the  whaling ship Essex that was sunk by a whale, which in turn inspired the story Moby Dick. Starring  Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Michelle Fairley, Tom Holland. This is a compelling story, obscured … Continue reading

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Melancholia (2011) Rated R

The strained relationship between two sisters is further challenged when they discover that another planet is on course to collide with Earth. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgard, John Hurt, Stellan Skarsgard, Kiefer Sutherland. This film is visually stunning, … Continue reading

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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) Rated R

Mad Max is back to help a gasoline rich community fight off a group of bandits. Starring Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston This movie takes a bare minimal plot and uses it to its highest possibility. It’s a high-octane action film with … Continue reading

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