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A Call To Spy
This movie has it all. Espionage, sabotage, betrayal, escapes, near misses, courageous acts, and powerful, intelligent women. And it is all inspired by real events and real women during World War II. If you are a fan of spy flicks this is a must-see. This is a film that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat and holding your breath for way too long. It is exciting and suspenseful from the opening scene all the way to the end credits. Perhaps the best thing about this movie is that...
 
4.7
 
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Eternal Beauty
I know it is only early October in a very weird year, but this is my favorite film of the year...so far. And I have a good feeling it will stay pretty high up in my top 10 films of 2020 when all is said and done. Simply put, this is amazing. Sally Hawkins puts on a master clinic in acting. I know this is a small film without a lot of reach, but I hope that the big studio behind it pushes hard for Hawkins to win Best Actress. She totally...
 
4.9
 
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The Last Shift
Richard Jenkins is a fantastic actor, and his performance in this film is nothing short of a master class. Add to that the amazing performance by Shane Paul McGhie and you have a solid foundation for a very good film. The story is interesting if not exciting. Seeing the conflict that arises between a white man that made a career out of a fast food job and the young, black man that is hired to replace him, but couldn't care less about the job, is a fascinating slice of life in modern day America. ...
 
3.9
 
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Kajillionaire
While the big studios continue to push their big-budget flicks into 2021, the indie films that typically don't have the opportunity to get into the large theater chains are finding their way in. KAJILLIONAIRE is one of those films that, in a normal year, 99% of people would never even know it exists, but this is not a normal year. If you don't watch a lot of indie films you need to know that they are an acquired taste. They aren't polished and edited down to the perfectly focus-grouped scenes. They are typically slower-moving films that...
 
3.2
 
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Shortcut
When a feature film clocks in at 80 minutes you can be assured of one of two things. It is either going to be jam-packed with action and suspense, or it should have been a short film that got stretched into an 80-minute film with 30 minutes of fluff. SHORTCUT is jam-packed with fluff. To put it in perspective, the opening credits, (where nothing happens), are four minutes long. The end credits are 6 1/2 minutes long. Ladies and gentlemen, that makes up nearly 15% of the film's total running time! Add...
 
2.3
 
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Ottolenghi And The Cakes Of Versailles
Back in the time of King Louis XVI and Marie Antionette, Versailles was the epitome of opulence and decadence, especially when it came to food. Most of what we know of the history of food was popularized in the kitchens of Versailles. That is why, when The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York decided to do an exhibit honoring Versailles, they called upon one of the world's great chefs to put together a team of pastry masters to create cakes inspired by Versailles. This documentary follows his journey from finding the right people for...
 
4.0
 
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Infidel
I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like to be kidnapped in a foreign land, but this film does a pretty good job of conveying the fear, pain, and desperation of anyone in that situation. While the story is highly suspenseful and compelling, the film itself is a bit below average. It looks and feels like a step above a made-for-TV movie, but a step below your typical wide-release, big-screen film. The cinematography is adequate, but there are moments where it feels very "film student" in its quality. ...
 
3.1
 
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H Is For HAPPINESS
This is one of the more pleasantly surprising films I've had the pleasure of seeing in quite some time. It's filled with happiness, joy, innocence, and humor. The main character's love of life and people is highly infectious. If you are like me, you will find yourself with a big, silly grin on your face every time she is on screen. One of the best aspects of this film is that the kids seem so full of joy even though they are completely surrounded by darkness. It is these opposing forces that make the story so...
 
4.0
 
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The Broken Hearts Gallery
In a very long line of romantic comedies, this is another one. Is it good? Yes. Is it great? No. Will you walk out satisfied if you are a fan of RomComs? Probably. It follows the RomCom formula completely, so you know exactly what you are going to get even before you sit down to see it. The thing that makes this one different than the others is this story is played out by young, dating, New-York-City-dwelling, millennials. Those descriptive words either make or break the movie for...
 
3.0
 
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Tenet
When the first trailer was released for TENET many months ago I was so excited to see it. After all, it was directed by Christopher Nolan who has made some fantastic films, including a couple of my all-time favorites. It looked like it was going to be a smart, sci-fi, version of a James Bond flick. Then I finally got to see it. And I was thoroughly disappointed. First and foremost, the premise of the film is incredibly confusing, to the point where it was virtually impossible for the...
 
2.5
 
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Mulan
I have been waiting for this film for a long time. When Disney started making live-action remakes of their classics one of my first thoughts was, "I hope they do MULAN." You see, I have two beautiful daughters that are from China. They have spent most of their lives in the US, but we make it a point to help them connect to their heritage and culture. The original MULAN was one of the only accessible works of art that showed my daughters a powerful, but kind woman that looks like them. Now, they have a...
 
4.9
 
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Critical Thinking
It is very rare for me to like a film that is directed by and stars the same person. Typically, this means that it is a passion project for them and they refuse to change anything. However, there are exceptions to this rule, and when it is done right, the film can be extraordinary. John Leguizamo did it right. And that is doubly extraordinary in this case because he managed to make a movie that features chess exciting. (Please do not read this as a slight on chess. It is an exciting...
 
4.3
 
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Bill and Ted Face The Music
Have you ever been somewhere and ran into an old friend you haven't seen in 20 years? That is exactly the feeling you will get when you watch this movie. Right from the opening credits I had a goofy grin on my face and an air guitar in my hands. And here is the best part...It's a good movie, too! It is funny, exciting, the story is compelling, and it is filled with nostalgic moments. There are tons of laugh out loud moments, and an epic quest filled with new and old characters....
 
3.8
 
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The New Mutants
In theaters. We waited five months for this film to finally be released in theaters. I would have been okay waiting another five months. With the exception of the first 60 seconds of the movie, absolutely nothing happens for the first 40 minutes. It's just a bunch of moody teens moping around while hating each other and everything else. It's like a nightmare version of THE BREAKFAST CLUB. When the action finally kicks in, and just when you start to think that the film might actually have a...
 
2.0
 
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The Personal History of David Copperfield
In theaters. This classic tale from the mind of Charles Dickens has seen its fair share of TV and film renditions. Some of them have been really good, some of them have been terrible. This one may be the best of the bunch. First and foremost, I want to give credit to the director, the studio, the casting director, and anyone else involved in the casting of this film. This is, as far as I can remember, the first ever wide-release film that doesn't worry about the race of the...
 
4.0
 
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