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The Judge (2014) Rated TV-14

A big city lawyer returns to his childhood home where his father is a judge on trial for murder. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, and Vera Farmiga. I love these types of stories, the classic drama of a long … Continue reading

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Baker’s Hawk (1976) Rated G

A young boy nurses an injured hawk back to health, and along the way, he gains courage. Starring Clint Walker, Burl Ives, and Diane Baker. This is a classic film that is great for families to watch together. Everyone has … Continue reading

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Ben-Hur (1959) Rated TV-PG

A Jewish prince is sent into slavery by a Roman friend; once released, he comes back for revenge. Based on the book, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace. Starring Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, and Haya Harareet. This … Continue reading

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Brothers (2009) Rated R

A young man comforts his brother’s wife and child after his brother is missing in action. Starring Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Natalie Portman. This film has brilliant performances from all three of the actors, Maguire, who plays the veteran … Continue reading

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Inventing the Abbotts (1997) Rated R

Two working-class brothers court three wealthy sisters. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Billy Crudup, and Will Patton. This is a coming of age film set in 1957-1960 as two young men vie for the attentions of the three girls from a wealthy … Continue reading

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Puccini: La Fanciulla del West (2018) Rated NR

Set in a mining camp in California, a woman falls for the stranger that comes to town and is set on him being her first kiss. Starring Marco Armiliato, Susanna Phillips, Scott Scully, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Jonas Kaufmann, and Zeljko Lucic. … Continue reading

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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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Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas (2014) Rated TV-G

A musical animation of the movie Elf, a human who was raised in the North Pole by Elves. Starring Jim Parsons, Mark Hamill, and Rachael MacFarlane. This is an ok animated remake of the Elf (2003) movie. The Christmas songs … Continue reading

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Les Misérables (2018) Rated TV-14

Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, we follow Jean Valjean as he evades capture by Inspector Javert. Starring Dominic West, David Oyelowo, and Adeel Akhtar. Masterpiece always does a fine job at bringing novels to life. Although, they do allow … 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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