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    Movie Review: DETROIT

    Sunday, August 13 2017 3:38 PM EDT2017-08-13 19:38:19 GMT
          The new movie called DETROIT is based on a true story of police brutality during the riots in that city 50 years ago. The movie has already earned critical acclaim, but it’s not doing very well at the box office.       DETROIT recreates a harrowing night during the 1967 riots in that city when police brutally murdered three young unarmed black men at the Algiers Motel. The officers also terrorized ten more black men and two white women, mista...More >>
          The new movie called DETROIT is based on a true story of police brutality during the riots in that city 50 years ago. The movie has already earned critical acclaim, but it’s not doing very well at the box office.       DETROIT recreates a harrowing night during the 1967 riots in that city when police brutally murdered three young unarmed black men at the Algiers Motel. The officers also terrorized ten more black men and two white women, mista...More >>
  • Movie Review: RAINBOW FILM FESTIVAL

    Movie Review: RAINBOW FILM FESTIVAL

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    Movie Review: RAINBOW FILM FESTIVAL

    Sunday, August 6 2017 2:14 PM EDT2017-08-06 18:14:40 GMT
         The 28th annual Rainbow Film festival opens at the Doris Duke Theater next Thursday August Tenth with seventeen LBGTQ feature films and 3 short film showcases. Even though LBGTQ characters and stories are now part of mainstream entertainment, most of the movies in the Rainbow film festival will never screen in commercial theaters, so this may be your only chance to see them.        Here are some of what I believe are the highlights:  ...More >>
         The 28th annual Rainbow Film festival opens at the Doris Duke Theater next Thursday August Tenth with seventeen LBGTQ feature films and 3 short film showcases. Even though LBGTQ characters and stories are now part of mainstream entertainment, most of the movies in the Rainbow film festival will never screen in commercial theaters, so this may be your only chance to see them.        Here are some of what I believe are the highlights:  ...More >>
  • Movie Review: DUNKIRK

    Movie Review: DUNKIRK

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    Movie Review: DUNKIRK

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    Sunday, July 30 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-07-31 03:57:44 GMT
         The new movie called DUNKIRK recreates the dramatic World War II rescue of several hundred thousand Allied soldiers from a French beach where they were surrounded by German troops. What made the Dunkirk rescue especially dramatic is that it was hundreds of English citizens in small boats who sailed across the English Channel to rescue the stranded soldiers.       Writer-director Christopher Nolan wants you to feel the chaos and panic of the soldie...More >>
         The new movie called DUNKIRK recreates the dramatic World War II rescue of several hundred thousand Allied soldiers from a French beach where they were surrounded by German troops. What made the Dunkirk rescue especially dramatic is that it was hundreds of English citizens in small boats who sailed across the English Channel to rescue the stranded soldiers.       Writer-director Christopher Nolan wants you to feel the chaos and panic of the soldie...More >>
  • Movie Review: THE BIG SICK

    Movie Review: THE BIG SICK

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    Movie Review: THE BIG SICK

    Movie Review: THE BIG SICK

    Sunday, July 23 2017 4:05 PM EDT2017-07-23 20:05:59 GMT
          A new movie called THE BIG SICK is a romantic comedy even though the female lead is in a coma for a third of the film.  But that doesn’t prevent it from being a crowd pleasing, highly entertaining film based on the real life story of the mixed race couple who wrote the script.         The history of the early relationship of struggling comedian Kumail Nanjiani and writer Emily Gordon is sweet, funny, touching and above all tr...More >>
          A new movie called THE BIG SICK is a romantic comedy even though the female lead is in a coma for a third of the film.  But that doesn’t prevent it from being a crowd pleasing, highly entertaining film based on the real life story of the mixed race couple who wrote the script.         The history of the early relationship of struggling comedian Kumail Nanjiani and writer Emily Gordon is sweet, funny, touching and above all tr...More >>
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    Movie Review: WAR FOR PLANET OF THE APES

    Sunday, July 23 2017 3:51 PM EDT2017-07-23 19:51:52 GMT
         WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES is the 9th movie in a series of feature films that began in 1968. And it may well be the best of them.       For this film, motion capture technology made it possible to capture every nuance of the actors’ physical performances as apes.        Although this is clearly melodrama with a capital “M,” the emotions feel real and it’s fascinating to experience a world where people...More >>
         WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES is the 9th movie in a series of feature films that began in 1968. And it may well be the best of them.       For this film, motion capture technology made it possible to capture every nuance of the actors’ physical performances as apes.        Although this is clearly melodrama with a capital “M,” the emotions feel real and it’s fascinating to experience a world where people...More >>
  • Movie Review: BABY DRIVER

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    Movie Review: BABY DRIVER

    Movie Review: BABY DRIVER

    Sunday, July 9 2017 4:18 PM EDT2017-07-09 20:18:44 GMT
          If you’re looking for an enjoyable summer movie, I have a recommendation. It’s called BABY DRIVER, and it’s playing everywhere right now.       BABY DRIVER is a high energy, music driven, action/thriller. Watching it was the most fun I’ve had at the movies in the past couple of months.        This highly creative movie tells the story of an innocent, baby faced getaway driver who’s so obsessed wi...More >>
          If you’re looking for an enjoyable summer movie, I have a recommendation. It’s called BABY DRIVER, and it’s playing everywhere right now.       BABY DRIVER is a high energy, music driven, action/thriller. Watching it was the most fun I’ve had at the movies in the past couple of months.        This highly creative movie tells the story of an innocent, baby faced getaway driver who’s so obsessed wi...More >>
  • Movie Review: BEATRIX AT DINNER

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    Movie Review: BEATRIZ AT DINNER

    Movie Review: BEATRIZ AT DINNER

    Sunday, July 2 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-07-02 19:49:30 GMT
           Salma Hayek and John Lithgow star in a new movie called BEATRIZ AT DINNER, a thought provoking drama that centers on a confrontation at a dinner party between a Mexican American massage therapist and a rich Caucasian real estate developer who may remind you of Donald Trump. Salma Hayek and John Lithgow are superb at playing these two polar opposites, and the movie does a great job of making their conflict feel real.         Beatriz:...More >>
           Salma Hayek and John Lithgow star in a new movie called BEATRIZ AT DINNER, a thought provoking drama that centers on a confrontation at a dinner party between a Mexican American massage therapist and a rich Caucasian real estate developer who may remind you of Donald Trump. Salma Hayek and John Lithgow are superb at playing these two polar opposites, and the movie does a great job of making their conflict feel real.         Beatriz:...More >>
  • Movie review: ROUGH NIGHT

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    Movie Review: ROUGH NIGHT

    Movie Review: ROUGH NIGHT

    Sunday, June 25 2017 4:04 PM EDT2017-06-25 20:04:47 GMT
                  Scarlett Johansson plays the lead role in a comedy called ROUGH NIGHT. If you like raunchy humor, this movie will make you laugh, because ROUGH NIGHT is the female version of the male farce called THE HANGOVER.  Instead of a bachelor weekend in Vegas, ROUGH NIGHT features a bachelorette weekend in Miami set up for the character played by Scarlett Johansson and four of the women friends she went to college with ten years ...More >>
                  Scarlett Johansson plays the lead role in a comedy called ROUGH NIGHT. If you like raunchy humor, this movie will make you laugh, because ROUGH NIGHT is the female version of the male farce called THE HANGOVER.  Instead of a bachelor weekend in Vegas, ROUGH NIGHT features a bachelorette weekend in Miami set up for the character played by Scarlett Johansson and four of the women friends she went to college with ten years ...More >>
  • Movie Review: PARIS CAN WAIT

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    Movie Review: PARIS CAN WAIT

    Movie Review: PARIS CAN WAIT

    Sunday, June 18 2017 2:52 PM EDT2017-06-18 18:52:30 GMT
         Eleanor Coppola, who’s married to the man who directed THE GODFATHER movies, has made her first feature film at the age of 80.       PARIS CAN WAIT stars the always appealing Diane Lane as a neglected wife who catches a ride to Paris from the south of France with the French partner of her workaholic husband.       It’s low key entertainment based on a real life experience of director Eleanor Coppola, and it’s aime...More >>
         Eleanor Coppola, who’s married to the man who directed THE GODFATHER movies, has made her first feature film at the age of 80.       PARIS CAN WAIT stars the always appealing Diane Lane as a neglected wife who catches a ride to Paris from the south of France with the French partner of her workaholic husband.       It’s low key entertainment based on a real life experience of director Eleanor Coppola, and it’s aime...More >>
  • Movie Review: WONDER WOMAN

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    Movie Review: WONDER WOMAN

    Movie Review: WONDER WOMAN

    Sunday, June 11 2017 9:26 PM EDT2017-06-12 01:26:01 GMT
         WONDER WOMAN, the new super heroine movie, made history by taking in 103 million dollars during its first three days in theaters, the largest weekend box office haul ever for a film directed by a woman. It took 75 years after she was created as a comic book character for Wonder Woman to finally get her own blockbuster film, directed by Patty Jenkins. And happily, it’s a well made, often funny movie with a star making performance from Gal Gadot in the title ...More >>
         WONDER WOMAN, the new super heroine movie, made history by taking in 103 million dollars during its first three days in theaters, the largest weekend box office haul ever for a film directed by a woman. It took 75 years after she was created as a comic book character for Wonder Woman to finally get her own blockbuster film, directed by Patty Jenkins. And happily, it’s a well made, often funny movie with a star making performance from Gal Gadot in the title ...More >>
  • Movie Review: ALIEN: COVENANT

    Movie Review: ALIEN: COVENANT

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    Movie Review: ALIEN: COVENANT

    Movie Review: ALIEN: COVENANT

    Sunday, June 4 2017 3:16 PM EDT2017-06-04 19:16:26 GMT
        The 1979 film, ALIEN, remains one of the most popular science fiction/horror movies of all time. It has spawned three sequels and two prequels. But, until recently, I hadn't seen any of them except for the original which was so disturbing it gave me nightmares. It's taken me a long time to risk experiencing that much dread again. But the excellent 79 year old director, Ridley Scott, who made the first film, also made this prequel, ALIEN: COVENANT, so I knew it would at l...More >>
        The 1979 film, ALIEN, remains one of the most popular science fiction/horror movies of all time. It has spawned three sequels and two prequels. But, until recently, I hadn't seen any of them except for the original which was so disturbing it gave me nightmares. It's taken me a long time to risk experiencing that much dread again. But the excellent 79 year old director, Ridley Scott, who made the first film, also made this prequel, ALIEN: COVENANT, so I knew it would at l...More >>
  • Movie Review: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 and THE DINNER

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    Movie Review: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 and THE DINNER

    Movie Review: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 and THE DINNER

    Sunday, May 14 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-05-14 19:46:08 GMT
         Fans of summer blockbusters will be happy to see GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOLUME 2. And audiences who appreciate serious drama will be glad to watch THE DINNER. But I don’t completely endorse either movie.        GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOLUME 2 is an overly long spoof of  sci fi action films that also contains some of the most ridiculous drama I’ve ever seen. It’s as if a big group of writers contributed the craziest id...More >>
         Fans of summer blockbusters will be happy to see GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOLUME 2. And audiences who appreciate serious drama will be glad to watch THE DINNER. But I don’t completely endorse either movie.        GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOLUME 2 is an overly long spoof of  sci fi action films that also contains some of the most ridiculous drama I’ve ever seen. It’s as if a big group of writers contributed the craziest id...More >>
  • Movie Review: THEIR FINEST

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    Movie Review: THEIR FINEST

    Movie Review: THEIR FINEST

    Sunday, May 7 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-05-07 22:39:38 GMT
          A feature film about two British screenwriters creating a propaganda film during World War II may not sound all that interesting, but THEIR FINEST is a genuine crowd pleaser. The movie focuses on a smart young woman after she gets hired to help write a propaganda film that’s supposed to “inspire optimism but feel authentic.”        At the time, September 1940, German bombers were attacking London day and night and would keep ...More >>
          A feature film about two British screenwriters creating a propaganda film during World War II may not sound all that interesting, but THEIR FINEST is a genuine crowd pleaser. The movie focuses on a smart young woman after she gets hired to help write a propaganda film that’s supposed to “inspire optimism but feel authentic.”        At the time, September 1940, German bombers were attacking London day and night and would keep ...More >>
  • Movie Review: YOUR NAME.

    Movie Review: YOUR NAME.

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    movie review: YOUR NAME.

    movie review: YOUR NAME.

    Monday, April 24 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-04-25 03:57:22 GMT
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 18.0px Geneva} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 18.0px Geneva; min-height: 25.0px}     A Japanese anime called YOUR NAME broke box office records in Japan last year. No other anime has ever sold more tickets in that country. The film is a beautifully hand drawn animation about a teenage boy and a teenage girl who wake up one morning in each other’s bodies. The switch is only temporary but it happens over and ...More >>
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  • Movie Review: AFTER THE STORM

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    Movie Review: AFTER THE STORM

    Movie Review: AFTER THE STORM

    Sunday, April 16 2017 1:59 PM EDT2017-04-16 17:59:47 GMT
          The new Japanese feature film called AFTER THE STORM is getting rave reviews, but it may be too slow and uneventful for mainstream audiences.        What writer-director Hirokazu Koreeda gives us in AFTER THE STORM is more like a slice of ordinary life than a story.       So if you go to see this movie, don’t expect high drama or a big climax.       The main characters are a divorced middle aged gam...More >>
          The new Japanese feature film called AFTER THE STORM is getting rave reviews, but it may be too slow and uneventful for mainstream audiences.        What writer-director Hirokazu Koreeda gives us in AFTER THE STORM is more like a slice of ordinary life than a story.       So if you go to see this movie, don’t expect high drama or a big climax.       The main characters are a divorced middle aged gam...More >>
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    Movie Review: GHOST IN THE SHELL

    Movie Review: GHOST IN THE SHELL

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    Movie Review: GHOST IN THE SHELL

    Movie Review: GHOST IN THE SHELL

    Sunday, April 9 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-04-09 17:57:05 GMT
           GHOST IN THE SHELL is a special effects laded science fiction film that distinguishes itself with lush visuals and a somewhat thought provoking story of self-discovery for a troubled heroine whose body is synthetic, not real flesh and bone. It’s not a great movie but it’s a pretty good one, helped by the skillful acting of the always reliable Scarlett Johannsson. (The heroine, Major, is in a hospital bed, gasping for breath.) Dr. Quelet: Breath...More >>
           GHOST IN THE SHELL is a special effects laded science fiction film that distinguishes itself with lush visuals and a somewhat thought provoking story of self-discovery for a troubled heroine whose body is synthetic, not real flesh and bone. It’s not a great movie but it’s a pretty good one, helped by the skillful acting of the always reliable Scarlett Johannsson. (The heroine, Major, is in a hospital bed, gasping for breath.) Dr. Quelet: Breath...More >>
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    Movie Review: GHOST IN THE SHELL

    Movie Review: GHOST IN THE SHELL

    Sunday, April 9 2017 1:52 PM EDT2017-04-09 17:52:03 GMT
           GHOST IN THE SHELL is a special effects laded science fiction film that distinguishes itself with lush visuals and a somewhat thought provoking story of self-discovery for a troubled heroine whose body is synthetic, not real flesh and bone. It’s not a great movie but it’s a pretty good one, helped by the skillful acting of the always reliable Scarlett Johannsson. (The heroine, Major, is in a hospital bed, gasping for breath.) Dr. Quelet: Brea...More >>
           GHOST IN THE SHELL is a special effects laded science fiction film that distinguishes itself with lush visuals and a somewhat thought provoking story of self-discovery for a troubled heroine whose body is synthetic, not real flesh and bone. It’s not a great movie but it’s a pretty good one, helped by the skillful acting of the always reliable Scarlett Johannsson. (The heroine, Major, is in a hospital bed, gasping for breath.) Dr. Quelet: Brea...More >>
  • Movie Review: LAND OF MINE

    Movie Review: LAND OF MINE

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    Movie Review: LAND OF MINE

    Movie Review: LAND OF MINE

    Sunday, April 2 2017 1:54 PM EDT2017-04-02 17:54:49 GMT
            A Danish film called LAND OF MINE earned an Oscar nomination this year for Best Foreign Film. It’s a very good movie, but I don’t urge you to see it. The only reason I’m not pushing people to see LAND OF MINE is that it’s painful to watch. The film is the powerful story of a group of very young German soldiers in 1945 who are forced to clean up land mines buried by other Germans on the western beaches of Denmark during World War II. ...More >>
            A Danish film called LAND OF MINE earned an Oscar nomination this year for Best Foreign Film. It’s a very good movie, but I don’t urge you to see it. The only reason I’m not pushing people to see LAND OF MINE is that it’s painful to watch. The film is the powerful story of a group of very young German soldiers in 1945 who are forced to clean up land mines buried by other Germans on the western beaches of Denmark during World War II. ...More >>
  • MOVIE REVIEW: THE SENSE OF AN ENDING

    MOVIE REVIEW: THE SENSE OF AN ENDING

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    Movie Review: THE SENSE OF AN ENDING

    Movie Review: THE SENSE OF AN ENDING

    Monday, March 27 2017 1:14 AM EDT2017-03-27 05:14:19 GMT
         If you’re interested in seeing a movie that stirs your emotions AND makes you think, try THE SENSE OF AND ENDING at Kahala.      You may not know the fine English actor, Jim Broadbent, by name, but chances are you’ve seen him play supporting character roles.       In THE SENSE OF AN ENDING, he’s a man in his sixties who learns that his memories of what happened 50 years earlier don’t correspond to the actual f...More >>
         If you’re interested in seeing a movie that stirs your emotions AND makes you think, try THE SENSE OF AND ENDING at Kahala.      You may not know the fine English actor, Jim Broadbent, by name, but chances are you’ve seen him play supporting character roles.       In THE SENSE OF AN ENDING, he’s a man in his sixties who learns that his memories of what happened 50 years earlier don’t correspond to the actual f...More >>
  • Movie Review: OSCAR WINNERS

    Movie Review: OSCAR WINNERS

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    Movie Review: Oscar Winners

    Movie Review: Oscar Winners

    Sunday, March 5 2017 1:48 PM EST2017-03-05 18:48:40 GMT
          Three of Oscar night’s most honored movies, LA LA LAND, MOONLIGHT, and MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, are still showing in Oahu theaters, and I urge you to see them on the big screen while you still can, especially LA LA LAND.         I don’t usually gush about movies, but I loved watching LA LA LAND.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re missing what I think is the most entertaining film of 2016.      &...More >>
          Three of Oscar night’s most honored movies, LA LA LAND, MOONLIGHT, and MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, are still showing in Oahu theaters, and I urge you to see them on the big screen while you still can, especially LA LA LAND.         I don’t usually gush about movies, but I loved watching LA LA LAND.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re missing what I think is the most entertaining film of 2016.      &...More >>
  • Movie Review: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

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    Movie Review: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

    Movie Review: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

    Sunday, February 26 2017 1:41 PM EST2017-02-26 18:41:50 GMT
         James Baldwin was an African American writer whose novels, plays, poetry, and essays were famous in the 1960’s. Now, thirty years after his death, his writings and TV appearances have become the basis for an Oscar nominated documentary about racism called I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, a powerful reminder that although some progress has been made during the past 50 years, racial prejudice is still very much with us. The movie consists entirely of the actual words of ...More >>
         James Baldwin was an African American writer whose novels, plays, poetry, and essays were famous in the 1960’s. Now, thirty years after his death, his writings and TV appearances have become the basis for an Oscar nominated documentary about racism called I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, a powerful reminder that although some progress has been made during the past 50 years, racial prejudice is still very much with us. The movie consists entirely of the actual words of ...More >>
  • Movie Review: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE and TONI ERDMANN

    Movie Review: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE and TONI ERDMANN

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    Movie Review: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE and TONI ERDMANN

    Sunday, February 19 2017 4:13 PM EST2017-02-19 21:13:55 GMT
           What does an Oscar nominated German film have in common with a new animated movie about Batman?         Both are based on clever ideas. And they both should have been better.         If you haven’t yet seen HIDDEN FIGURES, LION, or LA LA LAND, three of this year’s best picture nominees, you still can catch them in theaters.           All of them are better than TONI ERDMANN,...More >>
           What does an Oscar nominated German film have in common with a new animated movie about Batman?         Both are based on clever ideas. And they both should have been better.         If you haven’t yet seen HIDDEN FIGURES, LION, or LA LA LAND, three of this year’s best picture nominees, you still can catch them in theaters.           All of them are better than TONI ERDMANN,...More >>
  • Movie Review: PATERSON

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    Movie Review: PATERSON

    Movie Review: PATERSON

    Sunday, February 12 2017 2:34 PM EST2017-02-12 19:34:37 GMT
         Actor Adam Driver is best known for his work in big budget Star Wars movies and the HBO series called GIRLS.      But he also appears in small, low budget films like PATERSON, where he plays a bus driver who also writes poetry.      PATERSON is a quiet movie that celebrates ordinary life.       There’s very little drama in this film; instead, it’s a week in the life of a bus driving poet and his high ...More >>
         Actor Adam Driver is best known for his work in big budget Star Wars movies and the HBO series called GIRLS.      But he also appears in small, low budget films like PATERSON, where he plays a bus driver who also writes poetry.      PATERSON is a quiet movie that celebrates ordinary life.       There’s very little drama in this film; instead, it’s a week in the life of a bus driving poet and his high ...More >>
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    Movie Review: GOLD

    Monday, February 6 2017 2:15 PM EST2017-02-06 19:15:12 GMT
         Actor Matthew McConaughey gained 40 pounds for his role as a crazy dreamer in the new movie, GOLD.       But in spite of what the actor was willing sacrifice for his art, his energetic performance isn’t enough to save the movie.      McConaughey’s character is obsessed with raising money to look for gold in an Indonesian jungle.      His performance is often dazzling, but sometimes it’s so ove...More >>
         Actor Matthew McConaughey gained 40 pounds for his role as a crazy dreamer in the new movie, GOLD.       But in spite of what the actor was willing sacrifice for his art, his energetic performance isn’t enough to save the movie.      McConaughey’s character is obsessed with raising money to look for gold in an Indonesian jungle.      His performance is often dazzling, but sometimes it’s so ove...More >>
  • Movie Review: 20TH CENTURY WOMEN

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    Movie Review: 20TH CENTURY WOMEN

    Movie Review: 20TH CENTURY WOMEN

    Sunday, January 29 2017 4:14 PM EST2017-01-29 21:14:39 GMT
         Actress Annette Benning did not get an Academy Award nomination for her performance in the new film called 20TH CENTURY WOMEN.       20TH CENTURY WOMEN is a heartfelt, really satisfying film about an unique single mother who’s trying hard to raise her 15 year old son.          The film is based on the memories of the director’s own mother, an unconventional woman that Annette Benning brings to life with a perf...More >>
         Actress Annette Benning did not get an Academy Award nomination for her performance in the new film called 20TH CENTURY WOMEN.       20TH CENTURY WOMEN is a heartfelt, really satisfying film about an unique single mother who’s trying hard to raise her 15 year old son.          The film is based on the memories of the director’s own mother, an unconventional woman that Annette Benning brings to life with a perf...More >>
  • Movie Review: THE FOUNDER, ELLE, LIVE BY NIGHT

    Movie Review: THE FOUNDER, ELLE, LIVE BY NIGHT

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    MOVIE REVIEW: THE FOUNDER, ELLE, LIVE BY NIGHT

    Sunday, January 22 2017 3:43 PM EST2017-01-22 20:43:01 GMT
         For more than a hundred years actors who are also movie stars have played a huge part in attracting audiences to movie theaters. Here are three stars who are hoping their newest work will earn them Oscars.        Michael Keaton, who plays the man who turned McDonald’s into a fast food empire in THE FOUNDER.        Ben Affleck, who plays a reluctant gangster in LIVE BY NIGHT, the film version of a popular novel by De...More >>
         For more than a hundred years actors who are also movie stars have played a huge part in attracting audiences to movie theaters. Here are three stars who are hoping their newest work will earn them Oscars.        Michael Keaton, who plays the man who turned McDonald’s into a fast food empire in THE FOUNDER.        Ben Affleck, who plays a reluctant gangster in LIVE BY NIGHT, the film version of a popular novel by De...More >>
  • Movie Review: HIDDEN FIGURES

    Movie Review: HIDDEN FIGURES

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    Movie Review: HIDDEN FIGURES

    Movie Review: HIDDEN FIGURES

    Sunday, January 15 2017 2:57 PM EST2017-01-15 19:57:22 GMT
         Based on a true story, the new movie called HIDDEN FIGURES stars three African American actresses as mathematicians working behind the scenes at the space agency in 1962.        HIDDEN FIGURES is an enjoyable history lesson about three smart, talented black women at NASA who calculated the take off and landing trajectories for John Glenn when he became the first American astronaut to orbit the earth.       The movie is convent...More >>
         Based on a true story, the new movie called HIDDEN FIGURES stars three African American actresses as mathematicians working behind the scenes at the space agency in 1962.        HIDDEN FIGURES is an enjoyable history lesson about three smart, talented black women at NASA who calculated the take off and landing trajectories for John Glenn when he became the first American astronaut to orbit the earth.       The movie is convent...More >>
  • Movie Review: LION

    Movie Review: LION

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    Movie Review: LION

    Movie Review: LION

    Sunday, January 8 2017 3:14 PM EST2017-01-08 20:14:31 GMT
          The new movie, LION, is being applauded by critics and audiences alike.      It’s based on the heart tugging true story of a five year old boy in India who gets lost a thousand miles away home.       (See my review on video at https://youtu.be/llm2RVZds9U)       Several big name actors star in the movie, but what makes LION worth seeing is the performance of Sunny Pawar as the little boy.     ...More >>
          The new movie, LION, is being applauded by critics and audiences alike.      It’s based on the heart tugging true story of a five year old boy in India who gets lost a thousand miles away home.       (See my review on video at https://youtu.be/llm2RVZds9U)       Several big name actors star in the movie, but what makes LION worth seeing is the performance of Sunny Pawar as the little boy.     ...More >>
  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: JACKIE

    Movie Review: JACKIE

    Sunday, January 1 2017 4:03 PM EST2017-01-01 21:03:04 GMT
           Academy award winning actress Natalie Portman stars in a new movie about former First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in a new movie simply called JACKIE. Her performance is so good it may win her a second Oscar.        The movie is a potent exploration of the complicated person behind the  iconic image of Jacqueline Kennedy during the week following President John F. Kennedy’s tragic assassination in November, 1963.   ...More >>
           Academy award winning actress Natalie Portman stars in a new movie about former First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in a new movie simply called JACKIE. Her performance is so good it may win her a second Oscar.        The movie is a potent exploration of the complicated person behind the  iconic image of Jacqueline Kennedy during the week following President John F. Kennedy’s tragic assassination in November, 1963.   ...More >>
  • Movie Review: MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

    Movie Review: MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

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    Movie Review: MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

    Sunday, December 25 2016 3:21 PM EST2016-12-25 20:21:03 GMT
         This is the time of year when film distributors release movies they hope will be Oscar winners.      The new film, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, is already considered a contender. It’s an intensely realistic movie about an emotionally disturbed young man who goes back to his home town after his brother dies, mainly to take care of his 16 year old nephew.      This movie is a slice of real life from Kenneth Lonergan, a writer-directo...More >>
         This is the time of year when film distributors release movies they hope will be Oscar winners.      The new film, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, is already considered a contender. It’s an intensely realistic movie about an emotionally disturbed young man who goes back to his home town after his brother dies, mainly to take care of his 16 year old nephew.      This movie is a slice of real life from Kenneth Lonergan, a writer-directo...More >>
  • Movie Review: LA LA LAND and MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI

    Movie Review: LA LA LAND and MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI

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    Movie Review: LA LA LAND and MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI

    Sunday, December 18 2016 6:10 PM EST2016-12-18 23:10:46 GMT
         Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star in a new movie musical that has already won or been nominated for more awards than any other movie this year.      LA LA LAND is a brilliant, creative re-imagining of the great movie musicals of the 1930’s and 40’s.       Its trailer makes the film look like a syrupy romance, but it’s actually a potent and bittersweet love story about two struggling performers.    &nb...More >>
         Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star in a new movie musical that has already won or been nominated for more awards than any other movie this year.      LA LA LAND is a brilliant, creative re-imagining of the great movie musicals of the 1930’s and 40’s.       Its trailer makes the film look like a syrupy romance, but it’s actually a potent and bittersweet love story about two struggling performers.    &nb...More >>
  • Movie Review: BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK

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    Movie Review: BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK

    Movie Review: BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK

    Sunday, November 27 2016 4:10 PM EST2016-11-27 21:10:35 GMT
         If you’re looking for an entertaining film to see with the whole family this weekend, I highly recommends Disney’s MOANA, starring the voices of Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson.      But if you’re looking for a movie made just for adults, I encourage you to see BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK from director Ang Lee.      Billy Lynn is a 19 year old soldier who tries to save his wounded sergeant during ...More >>
         If you’re looking for an entertaining film to see with the whole family this weekend, I highly recommends Disney’s MOANA, starring the voices of Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson.      But if you’re looking for a movie made just for adults, I encourage you to see BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK from director Ang Lee.      Billy Lynn is a 19 year old soldier who tries to save his wounded sergeant during ...More >>
  • Movie Review: MOONLIGHT

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    Movie Review: MOONLIGHT

    Movie Review: MOONLIGHT

    Sunday, November 20 2016 2:05 PM EST2016-11-20 19:05:00 GMT
         The new movie called MOONLIGHT won the top prize at the Hawaii International Film Festival and has earned the almost unanimous praise of movie critics.       MOONLIGHT is a delicate, quietly powerful movie about a bullied young boy who grows up in the public housing projects of Miami, Florida.        The film is in three sections with three different actors playing the main character: first as a ten year old, next as a teenager,...More >>
         The new movie called MOONLIGHT won the top prize at the Hawaii International Film Festival and has earned the almost unanimous praise of movie critics.       MOONLIGHT is a delicate, quietly powerful movie about a bullied young boy who grows up in the public housing projects of Miami, Florida.        The film is in three sections with three different actors playing the main character: first as a ten year old, next as a teenager,...More >>
  • Movie Review: DOCTOR STRANGE

    Movie Review: DOCTOR STRANGE

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    Movie Review: DOCTOR STRANGE

    Movie Review: DOCTOR STRANGE

    Sunday, November 13 2016 3:31 PM EST2016-11-13 20:31:11 GMT
           The new Marvel Comics film, DOCTOR STRANGE, took in over 85 million dollars during its opening weekend.         That’s more than three times what a typical Hollywood movie brings in during its first days in theaters. And I can see why.         If you like superhero movies, you’ll definitely like DOCTOR STRANGE.         And even if you don’t care for superhero movies,...More >>
           The new Marvel Comics film, DOCTOR STRANGE, took in over 85 million dollars during its opening weekend.         That’s more than three times what a typical Hollywood movie brings in during its first days in theaters. And I can see why.         If you like superhero movies, you’ll definitely like DOCTOR STRANGE.         And even if you don’t care for superhero movies,...More >>
  • Movie Preview: Hawaii International Film Festival 2016

    Movie Preview: Hawaii International Film Festival 2016

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    Movie Preview: Hawaii International Film Festival 2016

    Movie Preview: Hawaii International Film Festival 2016

    Sunday, November 6 2016 2:21 PM EST2016-11-06 19:21:52 GMT
         More than 160 films from 41 countries will be screened over the next week and a half at the 36th annual Hawaii International Film Festival.       The best way to figure out what you might like to see is to visit the Festival website (www.hiff.org) where you can check out the daily schedule, read about every movie, and even watch trailers for most of them.        Of course, you can also buy tickets online for anything you want to...More >>
         More than 160 films from 41 countries will be screened over the next week and a half at the 36th annual Hawaii International Film Festival.       The best way to figure out what you might like to see is to visit the Festival website (www.hiff.org) where you can check out the daily schedule, read about every movie, and even watch trailers for most of them.        Of course, you can also buy tickets online for anything you want to...More >>
  • Movie Review: JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK

    Movie Review: JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK

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    Movie Review: JACK REACHER: NEVE GO BACK

    Movie Review: JACK REACHER: NEVE GO BACK

    Sunday, October 30 2016 2:29 PM EDT2016-10-30 18:29:58 GMT
    Tom Cruise stars for the second time as Jack Reacher, the ex-military cop, who is the hero of many popular novels by Lee Childs. The movie is called JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK, and it’s a better popcorn movie than I expected. So if you’re the mood for some smart and entertaining escapism, JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK is a good choice. The decent story isn’t over complicated. And Tom Cruise is appealing as the lone wolf hero who joins forces with a female army m...More >>
    Tom Cruise stars for the second time as Jack Reacher, the ex-military cop, who is the hero of many popular novels by Lee Childs. The movie is called JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK, and it’s a better popcorn movie than I expected. So if you’re the mood for some smart and entertaining escapism, JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK is a good choice. The decent story isn’t over complicated. And Tom Cruise is appealing as the lone wolf hero who joins forces with a female army m...More >>
  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: AMERICAN HONEY

    Movie Review: AMERICAN HONEY

    Sunday, October 23 2016 12:23 AM EDT2016-10-23 04:23:35 GMT
    AMERICAN HONEY, won a top prize at the Cannes Film Festival and is getting lots of rave reviews, but I don’t think  that main stream audiences won’t be so enthusiastic. The movie focuses on an impoverished young girl who joins a roving crew of other unwanted teenagers who sell magazine subscriptions door to door. It’s shot documentary style with mostly non professional actors doing lots of improvisation, and it really captures the exuberance of these  kids ...More >>
    AMERICAN HONEY, won a top prize at the Cannes Film Festival and is getting lots of rave reviews, but I don’t think  that main stream audiences won’t be so enthusiastic. The movie focuses on an impoverished young girl who joins a roving crew of other unwanted teenagers who sell magazine subscriptions door to door. It’s shot documentary style with mostly non professional actors doing lots of improvisation, and it really captures the exuberance of these  kids ...More >>
  • TERRY'S TAKE

    Movie Review: THE BIRTH OF A NATION

    Movie Review: THE BIRTH OF A NATION

    Sunday, October 16 2016 4:17 PM EDT2016-10-16 20:17:53 GMT
            If you want to see the new film called THE BIRTH OF A NATION, you better get to a theater soon, because this film festival hit has become a box office flop. Set in 1831, THE BIRTH OF A NATION is based on the true story of a group of slaves in Georgia who rose up against the people who owned and abused them. Director and actor Nate Parker plays the leader of that rebellion, Nat Turner, a once obedient slave who’s driven to violence after his wife is...More >>
            If you want to see the new film called THE BIRTH OF A NATION, you better get to a theater soon, because this film festival hit has become a box office flop. Set in 1831, THE BIRTH OF A NATION is based on the true story of a group of slaves in Georgia who rose up against the people who owned and abused them. Director and actor Nate Parker plays the leader of that rebellion, Nat Turner, a once obedient slave who’s driven to violence after his wife is...More >>
  • Movie Review: MRS. PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN and QUEEN OF KATWE

    Movie Review: MRS. PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN and QUEEN OF KATWE

  • TERRY'S TAKE

    Movie Review: MRS. PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN and QUEEN OF KATWE

    Movie Review: MRS. PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN and QUEEN OF KATWE

    Sunday, October 9 2016 3:42 PM EDT2016-10-09 19:42:07 GMT
         MRS. PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN is the latest work of the talented, eccentric director, Tim Burton. His new film is about a group of freakish kids and their female protector who live in a time loop that repeats the same day in 1943 over and over. But Burton undercuts this fascinating concept by turning the story into a kids versus monsters horror film near the end.  Mrs. P.:  “We’re what’s known in common parlance as...More >>
         MRS. PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN is the latest work of the talented, eccentric director, Tim Burton. His new film is about a group of freakish kids and their female protector who live in a time loop that repeats the same day in 1943 over and over. But Burton undercuts this fascinating concept by turning the story into a kids versus monsters horror film near the end.  Mrs. P.:  “We’re what’s known in common parlance as...More >>
  • TERRY'S TAKE

    Movie Review: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

    Movie Review: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

    Sunday, October 2 2016 2:17 PM EDT2016-10-02 18:17:47 GMT
        Video Review of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - https://youtu.be/sSThsdRX0Ck        Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt star in THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, a new western that’s a remake of a remake. This new version will be a hit with people who enjoyed the shoot ‘em up westerns of the 1950’s where the hero  triumphs against great odds after lots of gun battles where plenty of people are killed but there’s no real suffering or blood. Th...More >>
        Video Review of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - https://youtu.be/sSThsdRX0Ck        Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt star in THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, a new western that’s a remake of a remake. This new version will be a hit with people who enjoyed the shoot ‘em up westerns of the 1950’s where the hero  triumphs against great odds after lots of gun battles where plenty of people are killed but there’s no real suffering or blood. Th...More >>
  • TERRY'S TAKE

    Movie Review: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

    Movie Review: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

    Sunday, October 2 2016 1:42 PM EDT2016-10-02 17:42:43 GMT
         Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt star in THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, a new western that’s a remake of a remake. This new version will be a hit with people who enjoyed the shoot ‘em up westerns of the 1950’s where the hero  triumphs against great odds after lots of gun battles where plenty of people are killed but there’s no real suffering or blood. The characters are stereotypes, and the storyline follows old fashioned formulas.  But...More >>
         Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt star in THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, a new western that’s a remake of a remake. This new version will be a hit with people who enjoyed the shoot ‘em up westerns of the 1950’s where the hero  triumphs against great odds after lots of gun battles where plenty of people are killed but there’s no real suffering or blood. The characters are stereotypes, and the storyline follows old fashioned formulas.  But...More >>
  • Movie Review: SNOWDEN and BRIDGET JONES'S BABY

    Movie Review: SNOWDEN and BRIDGET JONES'S BABY

  • TERRY'S TAKE

    Movie Review: SNOWDEN and BRDIGET JONES'S BABY

    Movie Review: SNOWDEN and BRDIGET JONES'S BABY

    Sunday, September 25 2016 4:32 PM EDT2016-09-25 20:32:56 GMT
         If you think Edward Snowden is a hero for leaking information that the National Security Agency collected on millions of American citizens,  by all means check out SNOWDEN, the polished new movie from Oliver Stone, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. And if you enjoyed watching the romantic misadventures of Rene Zellweger in the first two Bridget Jones movies, then you might enjoy watching BRIDGET JONES’S BABY, but I can’t recommend it.    ...More >>
         If you think Edward Snowden is a hero for leaking information that the National Security Agency collected on millions of American citizens,  by all means check out SNOWDEN, the polished new movie from Oliver Stone, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. And if you enjoyed watching the romantic misadventures of Rene Zellweger in the first two Bridget Jones movies, then you might enjoy watching BRIDGET JONES’S BABY, but I can’t recommend it.    ...More >>
  • MOVIE REVIEW: SULLY

    MOVIE REVIEW: SULLY

  • TERRY'S TAKE

    Movie Review: SULLY

    Movie Review: SULLY

    Sunday, September 18 2016 5:08 PM EDT2016-09-18 21:08:02 GMT
    “SULLY” is the new movie about Chelsey Sullenberger, the pilot who saved the lives of 155 people when he landed his disabled jet in the Hudson River.       SULLY earned over 35 and a half million dollars during its opening weekend. And it’s easy to see why the movie is so popular. The great Tom Hanks plays Sully and the reliable Clint Eastwood directs this strong, stirring movie about the amazing forced water landing that came to be known as the &l...More >>
    “SULLY” is the new movie about Chelsey Sullenberger, the pilot who saved the lives of 155 people when he landed his disabled jet in the Hudson River.       SULLY earned over 35 and a half million dollars during its opening weekend. And it’s easy to see why the movie is so popular. The great Tom Hanks plays Sully and the reliable Clint Eastwood directs this strong, stirring movie about the amazing forced water landing that came to be known as the &l...More >>
  • TERRY'S TAKE

    Movie Review: SULLY

    Sunday, September 18 2016 5:05 PM EDT2016-09-18 21:05:18 GMT
    “SULLY” is the new movie about Chelsey Sullenberger, the pilot who saved the lives of 155 people when he landed his disabled jet in the Hudson River.       SULLY earned over 35 and a half million dollars during its opening weekend. And it’s easy to see why the movie is so popular. The great Tom Hanks plays Sully and the reliable Clint Eastwood directs this strong, stirring movie about the amazing forced water landing that came to be known as the ...More >>
    “SULLY” is the new movie about Chelsey Sullenberger, the pilot who saved the lives of 155 people when he landed his disabled jet in the Hudson River.       SULLY earned over 35 and a half million dollars during its opening weekend. And it’s easy to see why the movie is so popular. The great Tom Hanks plays Sully and the reliable Clint Eastwood directs this strong, stirring movie about the amazing forced water landing that came to be known as the ...More >>
  • Movie Review: HELL OR HIGH WATER

    Movie Review: HELL OR HIGH WATER

  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: HELL OR HIGH WATER

    Movie Review: HELL OR HIGH WATER

    Sunday, September 11 2016 3:26 PM EDT2016-09-11 19:26:50 GMT
         HELL OR HIGH WATER, starring Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges and Ben Foster is a hit with critics and audiences alike. It’s a terrific movie about two brothers who rob small time banks in poverty stricken West Texas and two mismatched Texas Rangers who try to catch them. HELL OR HIGH WATER reminds me of the best films of the 1970’s with its smart, authentic and often witty script, creative direction, fantastic acting, plus an emotional resonance that stuck w...More >>
         HELL OR HIGH WATER, starring Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges and Ben Foster is a hit with critics and audiences alike. It’s a terrific movie about two brothers who rob small time banks in poverty stricken West Texas and two mismatched Texas Rangers who try to catch them. HELL OR HIGH WATER reminds me of the best films of the 1970’s with its smart, authentic and often witty script, creative direction, fantastic acting, plus an emotional resonance that stuck w...More >>
  • Movie Review: EQUITY

    Movie Review: EQUITY

  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: EQUITY

    Movie Review: EQUITY

    Sunday, September 4 2016 4:16 PM EDT2016-09-04 20:16:08 GMT
         In Hollywood, men dominate most movies. But the new film EQUITY is an exception. It was written by a woman, directed by a woman, and three actresses play the main characters.      EQUITY is a provocative look at the world of high finance and and the sacrifices it demands of the few women who work in it.       The film focuses on a single middle aged woman who’s been successful in a business that is full of greed, corrupt...More >>
         In Hollywood, men dominate most movies. But the new film EQUITY is an exception. It was written by a woman, directed by a woman, and three actresses play the main characters.      EQUITY is a provocative look at the world of high finance and and the sacrifices it demands of the few women who work in it.       The film focuses on a single middle aged woman who’s been successful in a business that is full of greed, corrupt...More >>
  • TERRY'S TAKE

    Movie Review: CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

    Movie Review: CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

    Sunday, August 14 2016 2:02 PM EDT2016-08-14 18:02:33 GMT
    https://youtu.be/BYXCoU5QBtI  - Video review of CAPTAIN FANTASTIC     Actor Viggo Mortensen is known for his work in the LORD OF THE RINGS movies, but he gives one of his best performances in a new film called CAPTAIN FANTASTIC. (Unfortunately, I just learned that the film is no longer showing on Oahu.) Ben: What we created here may be unique in all human existence. All the way to the top. We created a paradise.      In spite of its title, CAPTAIN...More >>
    https://youtu.be/BYXCoU5QBtI  - Video review of CAPTAIN FANTASTIC     Actor Viggo Mortensen is known for his work in the LORD OF THE RINGS movies, but he gives one of his best performances in a new film called CAPTAIN FANTASTIC. (Unfortunately, I just learned that the film is no longer showing on Oahu.) Ben: What we created here may be unique in all human existence. All the way to the top. We created a paradise.      In spite of its title, CAPTAIN...More >>
  • TERRY'S TAKE

    Movie Review: CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

    Movie Review: CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

    Sunday, August 14 2016 1:29 PM EDT2016-08-14 17:29:09 GMT
        Actor Viggo Mortensen is known for his work in the LORD OF THE RINGS movies, but he gives one of his best performances in a new film called CAPTAIN FANTASTIC. (Unfortunately, I just learned that the film is no longer showing on Oahu.) Ben: What we created here may be unique in all human existence. All the way to the top. We created a paradise.      In spite of its title, CAPTAIN FANTASTIC is not a super hero movie. It’s a thought provoking c...More >>
        Actor Viggo Mortensen is known for his work in the LORD OF THE RINGS movies, but he gives one of his best performances in a new film called CAPTAIN FANTASTIC. (Unfortunately, I just learned that the film is no longer showing on Oahu.) Ben: What we created here may be unique in all human existence. All the way to the top. We created a paradise.      In spite of its title, CAPTAIN FANTASTIC is not a super hero movie. It’s a thought provoking c...More >>
  • TERRY'S TAKE

    Movie Review: CAFE SOCIETY and JASON BOURNE

    Movie Review: CAFE SOCIETY and JASON BOURNE

    Sunday, August 7 2016 3:54 PM EDT2016-08-07 19:54:20 GMT
           JASON BOURNE is a well made, well acted thriller full of rock ‘em sock ‘em action and excitement. It’s wildly preposterous, but fans of the Bourne movies probably won’t be disappointed.         Set in the 1930’s, Woody Allen’t 47th film, CAFE SOCIETY, is a gentle romantic comedy that stirs up feelings of regret and melancholy.  Bobby: You’re very beautiful. Vonnie: I’m seeing someo...More >>
           JASON BOURNE is a well made, well acted thriller full of rock ‘em sock ‘em action and excitement. It’s wildly preposterous, but fans of the Bourne movies probably won’t be disappointed.         Set in the 1930’s, Woody Allen’t 47th film, CAFE SOCIETY, is a gentle romantic comedy that stirs up feelings of regret and melancholy.  Bobby: You’re very beautiful. Vonnie: I’m seeing someo...More >>
  • Movie Review: HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE

    Movie Review: HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE

  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE

    Movie Review: HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE

    Sunday, July 31 2016 4:34 PM EDT2016-07-31 20:34:12 GMT
         I usually don’t find quirky humor very funny, but the off beat comedy from New Zealand, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, kept me smiling from beginning to end. The main characters are an unwanted 13 year old foster kid and a grouchy 65 year old man. Social Worker: Rickey Baker. He is a bad egg. His history of offenses and repeat offenses is too long to list. We’re talking graffitiing, littering, smashing stuff, burning stuff, breaking stuff, stealing stu...More >>
         I usually don’t find quirky humor very funny, but the off beat comedy from New Zealand, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, kept me smiling from beginning to end. The main characters are an unwanted 13 year old foster kid and a grouchy 65 year old man. Social Worker: Rickey Baker. He is a bad egg. His history of offenses and repeat offenses is too long to list. We’re talking graffitiing, littering, smashing stuff, burning stuff, breaking stuff, stealing stu...More >>
  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: THE INFILTRATOR

    Monday, July 25 2016 10:11 PM EDT2016-07-26 02:11:42 GMT
    video review of THE INFILTRATOR: https://youtu.be/oWtC-I39PA4     Based on a true story, THE INFILTRATOR is an exciting and satisfying thriller that shows the danger, excitement, and moral conflicts experienced by an undercover narcotics agent who has to become friends with drug lords and then betray them. Bryan Cranston is terrific as that undercover agent who also has the problem of trying to be a normal family man when he’s not working. It’s his best role sin...More >>
    video review of THE INFILTRATOR: https://youtu.be/oWtC-I39PA4     Based on a true story, THE INFILTRATOR is an exciting and satisfying thriller that shows the danger, excitement, and moral conflicts experienced by an undercover narcotics agent who has to become friends with drug lords and then betray them. Bryan Cranston is terrific as that undercover agent who also has the problem of trying to be a normal family man when he’s not working. It’s his best role sin...More >>
  • Headline: THE BFG

    Headline: THE BFG

  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: THE BFG

    Movie Review: THE BFG

    Sunday, July 17 2016 7:17 PM EDT2016-07-17 23:17:31 GMT
            Steven Speilberg’s new film called THE BFG is based on a classic children’s book by Roald Dahl, and the screenplay is by the woman who wrote E.T. THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL. And yet the new film is a box office failure.         I’m not too surprised, because THE BFG is one of those films I admire but don’t like very much. It’s well made and well acted, but it doesn’t have near the charm or the emotional p...More >>
            Steven Speilberg’s new film called THE BFG is based on a classic children’s book by Roald Dahl, and the screenplay is by the woman who wrote E.T. THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL. And yet the new film is a box office failure.         I’m not too surprised, because THE BFG is one of those films I admire but don’t like very much. It’s well made and well acted, but it doesn’t have near the charm or the emotional p...More >>
  • TERRY'S TAKE

    Movie Review: SEOUL SEARCHING & OUR KIND OF TRAITOR

    Movie Review: SEOUL SEARCHING & OUR KIND OF TRAITOR

    Sunday, July 10 2016 3:06 PM EDT2016-07-10 19:06:57 GMT
         If you enjoy sophisticated, character-rich spy movies, you should see OUR KIND OF TRAITOR.      And if you’d like to watch an entertaining teenage comedy-drama with a mostly Korean-American cast, then by all means get yourself to SEOUL SEARCHING now showing at Kahala Mall. Announcer’s voice: Welcome to summer school in Seoul, Korea where you will learn about your heritage and make friends from around the world.  Please form a ...More >>
         If you enjoy sophisticated, character-rich spy movies, you should see OUR KIND OF TRAITOR.      And if you’d like to watch an entertaining teenage comedy-drama with a mostly Korean-American cast, then by all means get yourself to SEOUL SEARCHING now showing at Kahala Mall. Announcer’s voice: Welcome to summer school in Seoul, Korea where you will learn about your heritage and make friends from around the world.  Please form a ...More >>
  • Movie Review: FINDING DORY

    Movie Review: FINDING DORY

  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: FINDING DORY

    Movie Review: FINDING DORY

    Sunday, July 3 2016 10:12 PM EDT2016-07-04 02:12:36 GMT
         FINDING DORY is the new feature length animation from Pixar. It’s a sequel to the Academy Award winning FINDING NEMO which came out in 2003. FINDING DORY isn’t a bad film, but it’s a disappointment, because it’s nowhere near as good as FINDING NEMO even though it was made by many of the same people.      The problem is not the animation. It’s the script, a tall tale that goes on and on. Also, too much of the humor is ...More >>
         FINDING DORY is the new feature length animation from Pixar. It’s a sequel to the Academy Award winning FINDING NEMO which came out in 2003. FINDING DORY isn’t a bad film, but it’s a disappointment, because it’s nowhere near as good as FINDING NEMO even though it was made by many of the same people.      The problem is not the animation. It’s the script, a tall tale that goes on and on. Also, too much of the humor is ...More >>
  • Movie Review: GENIUS

    Movie Review: GENIUS

  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: GENIUS

    Movie Review: GENIUS

    Sunday, June 26 2016 5:46 PM EDT2016-06-26 21:46:37 GMT
          Colin Firth and Jude Law star in GENIUS, a new movie about a famous 20th century American novelist and his editor. The genius in this absorbing movie is Thomas Wolfe who wrote  LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL and OF TIME AND THE RIVER. Wolfe was brilliant, flamboyant, selfish, and obsessed, and the movie is about how his editor, Maxwell Perkins, managed to curb the writer’s excesses and shape his wordy prose into strong and powerful novels. It’s also about ...More >>
          Colin Firth and Jude Law star in GENIUS, a new movie about a famous 20th century American novelist and his editor. The genius in this absorbing movie is Thomas Wolfe who wrote  LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL and OF TIME AND THE RIVER. Wolfe was brilliant, flamboyant, selfish, and obsessed, and the movie is about how his editor, Maxwell Perkins, managed to curb the writer’s excesses and shape his wordy prose into strong and powerful novels. It’s also about ...More >>
  • Movie Review: MAGGIE'S PLAN

    Movie Review: MAGGIE'S PLAN

  • TERRY'S TAKE

    Movie Review: MAGGIE'S PLAN

    Movie Review: MAGGIE'S PLAN

    Friday, June 24 2016 2:44 PM EDT2016-06-24 18:44:31 GMT
         Actors Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, and Julianne Moore star in the new romantic comedy called MAGGIE’S PLAN.  The film is about a young woman who falls in love with another woman’s husband.        But after after a couple of years with this guy, she’s had enough and hatches a plan to get him back together with his ex.       It’s a silly plot that could have been turned into a very funny screwball com...More >>
         Actors Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, and Julianne Moore star in the new romantic comedy called MAGGIE’S PLAN.  The film is about a young woman who falls in love with another woman’s husband.        But after after a couple of years with this guy, she’s had enough and hatches a plan to get him back together with his ex.       It’s a silly plot that could have been turned into a very funny screwball com...More >>
  • Movie Review: THE LOBSTER

    Movie Review: THE LOBSTER

  • TERRY'S TAKE

    Movie Review: THE LOBSTER

    Movie Review: THE LOBSTER

    Wednesday, June 15 2016 3:11 PM EDT2016-06-15 19:11:09 GMT
         Actors Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz star in a dark comedy called THE LOBSTER. Many critics have praised the movie but I’m not among them.       The trailer for THE LOBSTER made me want to see it. But after actually watching the film, I can’t recommend it.       It’s set in a world where it’s illegal to be single, which is a very clever starting point, but the comedy is too dark for my tastes, and t...More >>
         Actors Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz star in a dark comedy called THE LOBSTER. Many critics have praised the movie but I’m not among them.       The trailer for THE LOBSTER made me want to see it. But after actually watching the film, I can’t recommend it.       It’s set in a world where it’s illegal to be single, which is a very clever starting point, but the comedy is too dark for my tastes, and t...More >>
  • Movie Review: LOVE & FRIENDSHIP

    Movie Review: LOVE & FRIENDSHIP

  • Movie Review: LOVE & FRIENDSHIP

    Movie Review: LOVE & FRIENDSHIP

    Sunday, June 5 2016 8:11 PM EDT2016-06-06 00:11:06 GMT
         The new movie called LOVE & FRIENDSHIP is a very funny comedy set in late18th century England. Based on an early novel by Jane Austen, the movie’s main character is an attractive widow and mother who has no money and no place to live. But what this arrogant, self serving woman does have is a spectacular ability to manipulate people. Lady Susan: My brother in law is very rich. In one’s plight, as they say, is one’s opportunity.    ...More >>
         The new movie called LOVE & FRIENDSHIP is a very funny comedy set in late18th century England. Based on an early novel by Jane Austen, the movie’s main character is an attractive widow and mother who has no money and no place to live. But what this arrogant, self serving woman does have is a spectacular ability to manipulate people. Lady Susan: My brother in law is very rich. In one’s plight, as they say, is one’s opportunity.    ...More >>
  • Movie Preview: Summer Movies 2

    Movie Preview: Summer Movies 2

  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: Summer Movies 2

    Movie Review: Summer Movies 2

    Sunday, May 29 2016 8:07 PM EDT2016-05-30 00:07:00 GMT
         Most movies that open during the summer have little to do with reality. But here are two  summer films that are based on the lives of real people.      Doors slam in Kroc’s face.  Secretary on phone to Kroc: How’s it going down there? Kroc: Great. Swell. Lotta interest.       THE FOUNDER stars the always excellent Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, the man behind all the McDonald’s restaurants. Kroc ...More >>
         Most movies that open during the summer have little to do with reality. But here are two  summer films that are based on the lives of real people.      Doors slam in Kroc’s face.  Secretary on phone to Kroc: How’s it going down there? Kroc: Great. Swell. Lotta interest.       THE FOUNDER stars the always excellent Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, the man behind all the McDonald’s restaurants. Kroc ...More >>
  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: Summer Movies Preview 1

    Movie Review: Summer Movies Preview 1

    Sunday, May 22 2016 11:49 AM EDT2016-05-22 15:49:49 GMT
        On some summer weekends, it’s hard to find anything other than a big action film or a big budget comedy. But if you’re looking for alternatives, check out these two smaller films when they show up here: THE LOBSTER and CAFE SOCIETY. THE LOBSTER: Voice: Have you ever been on your own before? David: No, never. Voice: Your last relationship lasted how many years. David: Around twelve. Colin Farrell stars in THE LOBSTER, a black comedy set sometime i...More >>
        On some summer weekends, it’s hard to find anything other than a big action film or a big budget comedy. But if you’re looking for alternatives, check out these two smaller films when they show up here: THE LOBSTER and CAFE SOCIETY. THE LOBSTER: Voice: Have you ever been on your own before? David: No, never. Voice: Your last relationship lasted how many years. David: Around twelve. Colin Farrell stars in THE LOBSTER, a black comedy set sometime i...More >>
  • Movie Review: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

    Movie Review: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

  • TERRY'S TAKE

    Movie Review: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

    Movie Review: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

    Sunday, May 15 2016 2:25 AM EDT2016-05-15 06:25:37 GMT
    Sunday, May 15 2016 2:25 AM EDT2016-05-15 06:25:36 GMT
         CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR cost 250 million to make, but it earned nearly three times that amount world wide during its opening weekend. I’m  not a big fan of the movie, but I can see why people like it.      Secretary of State: “Captain America. While a great many people see you as a hero, there are some who prefer the word, vigilante.”       This CAPTAIN AMERICA is a rousing, well made, well acted acti...More >>
         CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR cost 250 million to make, but it earned nearly three times that amount world wide during its opening weekend. I’m  not a big fan of the movie, but I can see why people like it.      Secretary of State: “Captain America. While a great many people see you as a hero, there are some who prefer the word, vigilante.”       This CAPTAIN AMERICA is a rousing, well made, well acted acti...More >>
  • Movie Review: Four Local Documentaries and a Feature Film

    Movie Review: Four Local Documentaries and a Feature Film

  • Terry's Tke

    Movie Review: Four Local Documentaries and a Feature Film

    Movie Review: Four Local Documentaries and a Feature Film

    Sunday, May 8 2016 3:28 PM EDT2016-05-08 19:28:17 GMT
    Sunday, May 8 2016 3:28 PM EDT2016-05-08 19:28:17 GMT
         A feature film (PALI ROAD) and several documentaries shot in Hawaii will be shown on local screens this weekend. The four documentaries by Joan Lander and Puhipau are by far the better bet. They’re part of the ‘Oiwi Film Festival in the Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum on Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8.      The four well made documentary films focus on the Hawaiian people—their culture, their lands, and their political...More >>
         A feature film (PALI ROAD) and several documentaries shot in Hawaii will be shown on local screens this weekend. The four documentaries by Joan Lander and Puhipau are by far the better bet. They’re part of the ‘Oiwi Film Festival in the Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum on Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8.      The four well made documentary films focus on the Hawaiian people—their culture, their lands, and their political...More >>
  • Movie Review: A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING & EVERYBODY WANTS SOME

    Movie Review: A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING & EVERYBODY WANTS SOME

  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: A HOLOGRAM FOR A KING & EVERYBODY WANTS SOME

    Movie Review: A HOLOGRAM FOR A KING & EVERYBODY WANTS SOME

    Sunday, May 1 2016 5:03 PM EDT2016-05-01 21:03:45 GMT
    Sunday, May 1 2016 5:03 PM EDT2016-05-01 21:03:45 GMT
         I greatly admire Richard Linklater, the director of BOYHOOD, but his new film, EVERYBODY WANTS SOME, about a group of college baseball players in the 1980’s, doesn’t have a real plot and it goes way over the top with too many crazy party scenes.       In A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING, though, the reliable Tom Hanks scores another success, this time as an American salesman completely out of his element in Saudi Arabia.  Hanks (as A...More >>
         I greatly admire Richard Linklater, the director of BOYHOOD, but his new film, EVERYBODY WANTS SOME, about a group of college baseball players in the 1980’s, doesn’t have a real plot and it goes way over the top with too many crazy party scenes.       In A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING, though, the reliable Tom Hanks scores another success, this time as an American salesman completely out of his element in Saudi Arabia.  Hanks (as A...More >>
  • Movie Review: THE JUNGLE BOOK

    Movie Review: THE JUNGLE BOOK

  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: THE JUNGLE BOOK

    Movie Review: THE JUNGLE BOOK

    Sunday, April 24 2016 3:06 PM EDT2016-04-24 19:06:49 GMT
    Sunday, April 24 2016 3:06 PM EDT2016-04-24 19:06:48 GMT
          The fifth movie version of THE JUNGLE BOOK is a big hit at the box office, taking in almost 300 million dollars world wide during its opening weekend.          I don’t go to many family films, but this one caught my attention with its photo realistic animal animation and the terrific actors who voice the jungle animals. Panther: If you can’t learn to run with the pack, one of these days you’ll be someone’s di...More >>
          The fifth movie version of THE JUNGLE BOOK is a big hit at the box office, taking in almost 300 million dollars world wide during its opening weekend.          I don’t go to many family films, but this one caught my attention with its photo realistic animal animation and the terrific actors who voice the jungle animals. Panther: If you can’t learn to run with the pack, one of these days you’ll be someone’s di...More >>
  • Movie Review: DEMOLITION

    Movie Review: DEMOLITION

  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: DEMOLITION

    Movie Review: DEMOLITION

    Sunday, April 17 2016 8:41 PM EDT2016-04-18 00:41:07 GMT
    Sunday, April 17 2016 8:41 PM EDT2016-04-18 00:41:07 GMT
          The new movie called DEMOLITION is about an investment banker whose wife dies in a car accident. It’s a very good film with a great performance from its lead actor, Jake Gyllenhaal.       Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal voice over as he writes a letter): Dear Champion Vending Company, This letter is in regards to vending machine 714 located St. Andrews Hospital which should have give me Peanut M & M’s. Regrettably it didn’t. ...More >>
          The new movie called DEMOLITION is about an investment banker whose wife dies in a car accident. It’s a very good film with a great performance from its lead actor, Jake Gyllenhaal.       Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal voice over as he writes a letter): Dear Champion Vending Company, This letter is in regards to vending machine 714 located St. Andrews Hospital which should have give me Peanut M & M’s. Regrettably it didn’t. ...More >>
  • Movie Review: I SAW THE LIGHT

  • Movie Review: HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS

    Movie Review: HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS

  • Movie Review: 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE

    Movie Review: 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE

  • Movie Review: WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT

    Movie Review: WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT

  • Movie Review: SON OF SAUL

    Movie Review: SON OF SAUL

  • Movie Review: 45 YEARS

    Movie Review: 45 YEARS

  • Movie Review: MUSTANG

    Movie Review: MUSTANG

  • Movie Review: ANOMALISA

    Movie Review: ANOMALISA

  • Movie Review: THE REVENANT and a Workshop announcement

    Movie Review: THE REVENANT and a Workshop announcement

  • Movie Review: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

    Movie Review: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

  • Movie Review: CREED

    Movie Review: CREED

  • Movie Review: TRUMP

  • Movie Review: BROOKLYN

    Movie Review: BROOKLYN

  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: SPOTLIGHT

    Movie Review: SPOTLIGHT

  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: ROOM

    Movie Review: ROOM

  • Movie Review: THE PEANUTS MOVIE

    Movie Review: THE PEANUTS MOVIE

  • Movie Review: TRUTH

    Movie Review: TRUTH

  • Movie Review: BRIDGE OF SPIES

    Movie Review: BRIDGE OF SPIES

  • Movie Review: 99 HOMES

    Movie Review: 99 HOMES

  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: THE MARTIAN

    Movie Review: THE MARTIAN

  • Movie Review: GRANDMA

    Movie Review: GRANDMA

  • Movie Review: THE GIFT

    Movie Review: THE GIFT

  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: IRRATIONAL MAN

    Movie Review: IRRATIONAL MAN

  • Movie Review: MR. HOLMES

    Movie Review: MR. HOLMES

  • Movie Review: TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

    Movie Review: TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

  • Movie Review: ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

    Movie Review: ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

  • Movie Review: MAGIC MIKE XXL and THE OVERNIGHT

    Movie Review: MAGIC MIKE XXL and THE OVERNIGHT

  • Movie Review: INSIDE OUT

    Movie Review: INSIDE OUT

  • Movie Review: LOVE AND MERCY

    Movie Review: LOVE AND MERCY

  • Movie Review: FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD

    Movie Review: FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD

  • Movie Review: CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

    Movie Review: CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

  • Movie Review: THE AGE OF ADALINE

    Movie Review: THE AGE OF ADALINE

  • Movie Review: WILD TALES

    Movie Review: WILD TALES

  • Movie Review: CINDERELLA

    Movie Review: CINDERELLA

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    Movie Review: WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

  • Movie Review: THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

    Movie Review: THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

  • Movie Review: LEVIATHAN and FOCUS

    Movie Review: LEVIATHAN and FOCUS

  • Movie Review: A MOST VIOLENT YEAR

    Movie Review: A MOST VIOLENT YEAR

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    Movie Review: AMERICAN SNIPER

  • Movie Review: SELMA

    Movie Review: SELMA

  • Movie Review: INHERENT VICE

    Movie Review: INHERENT VICE

  • Movie Review: BIG EYES

    Movie Review: BIG EYES

  • Movie Review: THE IMITATION GAME

    Movie Review: THE IMITATION GAME

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    Movie Review: FORCE MAJEURE

  • Movie Review: THE HOMESMAN

    Movie Review: THE HOMESMAN

  • Movie Review: WHIPLASH

    Movie Review: WHIPLASH

  • Movie Review: THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

    Movie Review: THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

  • Movie Review: INTERSTELLAR

    Movie Review: INTERSTELLAR

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    Movie Review: NIGHTCRAWLER

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    Movie Review: FURY

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    Movie Review: LUCY

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