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“Bridge of Spies” – introspective art at its best


My wife and I had the pleasure of seeing Bridge of Spies last night. As this post title notes, it is truly a masterful work of art. Subtle, yet compelling, the movie depicts Cold War era intrigue and fears in … Continue reading

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“The Magic of Belle Isle” is truly enchanting


I am constantly amazed by the excellent films one can find on Netflix. Beyond that, I am also amazed at how out-of-touch some movie critics are. The Magic of Belle Isle is an enchanting charmer (released in 2012) which stars … Continue reading

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Best film of 2014…reconsidered


Upon further review after seeing a matinee showing of The Imitation Game this morning, I think this movie is the best of 2014. Originally, back in December, I felt Interstellar was tops, but have changed my mind. Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley are … Continue reading

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A powerful film – “Short Term 12”


We watched Short Term 12 on Netflix last weekend and were impressed by this remarkable film. The movie is about a temporary treatment facility for troubled teens nicknamed “Short Term 12.” The film is raw, intense, funny, inspiring, heartbreaking, and … Continue reading

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“Birdman” simply soars!


This film is what great moviemaking is all about! Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Amy Ryan, Andrea Riseborough, Naomi Watts, and the entire cast of Birdman give performances of a lifetime in this cinematic treat. The cinematography is breathtaking … Continue reading

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Groot: A loveable and sentimental sentient


If you have not seen the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, please do. It is a fun and adventuresome cinematic treat for all ages.  Among the cast of very likeable heroes is Groot, a walking sentient tree a la the … Continue reading

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A comedy genius passes


I can still clearly remember sitting in the historic Lafayette Theater in downtown Lafayette, Indiana and laughing until I cried while watching Animal House. I cannot count how many times I have used the term “double-secret probation” since that evening so … Continue reading

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“Oblivion” – one hell of a sci-fi flick


We never got a chance to see Oblivion in the theaters last year, so Kathy and I watched the movie on dvd last night. Wow, what a terrific film! Oblivion is easily one of my all-time favorite science fiction films, … Continue reading

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Building blocks of fun – “The Lego Movie”


Okay, I admit it. I went and saw The Lego Movie over the weekend. Yes, it is a hilarious, visually astounding, and engaging movie. But, this film is much more than that. The Lego Movie actually has a sound plot … Continue reading

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A serious downer of a movie


I will preface this post with the fact that I do not like Woody Allen at all.  That being said, based on the accolades that Cate Blanchett has been receiving for her acting in his latest film at the various … Continue reading

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