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Film Review: “Denial” (2017)

“Denial” (2016) Drama Running Time: 110 minutes Directed by: Mick Jackson Featuring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott, Jack Lowden, Caren Pistorius and Alex Jennings Deborah Lipstadt: “Now, some people are saying that the result of this trial will threaten free speech. I don’t accept that. I’m not attacking free speech. On the contrary, I’ve been defending it […]

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Film Review: “Split” (2017)

“Split” (2017) Thriller/Horror Running Time: 117 minutes Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Featuring: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson and Betty Buckley Dr. Fletcher: “An individual with multiple personalities can change their body chemistry with their thoughts.” M. Night Shyamalan has been making films for some time now and achieved huge world-wide success with his second film, “The Sixth […]

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Film review: “Jackie” (2016)

“Jackie” (2016) Drama Running Time: 99 minutes Directed by: Pablo Larraín Featuring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup and John Hurt Jacqueline Kennedy: “I’m not the First Lady anymore. I lost Jack somewhere. I was real, that was performance.” So much has been written and filmed about ‘Camelot’ and the Kennedys that “Jackie” (2016) isn’t the first and […]

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DVD Review: “Jesse Stone – TV Movie Series” (2005-2015)

Jesse Stone – TV Movie Series (2005-2015) Drama/Thriller Created by: Robert B. Parker Series created by: Robert Harmon & Tom Selleck Featuring: Tom Selleck, Kohl Sudduth, Kathy Baker, Viola Davis, Vito Rezza, Stephen McHattie, William Devane, Saul Rubinek and William Sadler Luther ‘Suitcase’ Simpson: “Is this official?” Chief Jesse Stone: “No. It’s personal.” Tom Selleck has had a pretty great […]

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Film review: “Manchester by the Sea” (2017)

“Manchester by the Sea” (2017) Drama Running Time: 137 minutes Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan Featuring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol, and Lucas Hedges Randi Chandler: “I said a lot of terrible things to you. My heart was broken, and I know yours is broken, too.” The third film written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan (after “You can […]

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Film review: “Silence” (2017)

“Silence” (2017) Historical Drama Running Time: 161 minutes Directed by: Martin Scorsese Featuring: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano and Ciarán Hinds Ferreira: “I do because you are just like me. You see Jesus in Gethsemane and believe your trial is the same as His. Those five in the pit are suffering too, just like Jesus, but they […]

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Blu-ray Review: “The Queen of Katwe” (2016)

“The Queen of Katwe” (2016) Drama Running Time: 124 minutes Directed by: Mira Nair Featuring: David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, and Madina Nalwanga Robert Katende: [to Phiona] “Sometimes the place you are used to is not the place you belong. You belong where you believe you belong. Where is that for you?” Robert Katende: [to Phiona] “Sometimes the place you are […]

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DVD review: “Operation Avalanche (2016)”

Operation Avalanche (2016) Drama/Mock Documentary Running Time: 94 minutes Directed by: Matt Johnson Featuring: Matt Johnson, Owen Williams, Josh Boles I have a general weakness for found footage films, I think its that they are low budget and a throwback to the genre films that I loved since I was a child. I have found the best films are the ones […]

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Blu-ray review: “The Girl on the Train” (2016)

“The Girl on the Train” (2016) Thriller/Drama Running Time: 112 minutes Directed by: Tate Taylor Featuring: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Édgar Ramírez and Lisa Kudrow Megan: “You’re not gonna get rid of me. You’re gonna pay for this for the rest of your life.” This film was set up as a spiritual […]

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DVD Review: “A Hologram for the King” (2016)

“A Hologram for the King” (2016) Drama/Comedy “A Hologram for a King” (2016) Running Time: 97 minutes Directed by: Tom Tykwer Featuring: Tom Hanks, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Tom Skerritt and Sarita Choudhury Alan Clay: “You may find yourself living in your garden shack, and you may find yourself looking for your large automobile. And you may find yourself without a […]

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Blu-ray Review: “Snowden” (2016)

“Snowden” (2016) Drama Running Time: 134 minutes Directed by: Oliver Stone Featuring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Scott Eastwood, Logan Marshall-Green, Timothy Olyphant, Ben Schnetzer, LaKeith Lee Stanfield, Rhys Ifans and Nicolas Cage Edward Snowden: “So, this is data collection for the month of March worldwide, emails and Skype calls. So France, 70 million. Germany, […]

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DVD Review: “The Bronze” (2015)

“The Bronze” (2015) Comedy Running Time: 100 minutes Directed by: Bryan Buckley Featuring: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Thomas Middleditch, Sebastian Stan, Cecily Strong, Haley Lu Richardson and Dale Raoul Hope: “Throughout history, those who are truly great, have stepped up. Just like all of you. You give me a smile or a wave. Or sometimes you break the celebrity boundary […]

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Streaming Review: “Into the Inferno” (2016)

“Into the Inferno” (2016) Documentary Running Time: 104 minutes Directed by: Werner Herzog Featuring: Clive Oppenheimer and Werner Herzog Werner Herzog: [reciting from Iceland’s Codex Regius] “The sun dimeth / the land sinketh / Gusheth forth steam / And gutting fire / To the heaven soar / The hurtling flames / Of the mighty gods / The engulfing doom” Werner […]

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Film Review: “A Monster Calls” (2017)

“A Monster Calls” (2017) Drama/Fantasy Running Time: 108 minutes Directed by: J. A. Bayona Featuring: Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, and Liam Neeson The Monster: “I know everything about you, Connor O’Malley. The truth you dream, the truth that you hide.” A Monster Calls is a 2016 dark fantasy drama film directed by J. A. Bayona and […]

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Blu-ray Review: “The Neon Demon”(2016)

“Neon Demon” (2016) Drama/Thriller Running Time: 117 minutes Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn Featuring: Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Karl Glusman, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves Roberto Sarno: “True beauty is the highest currency we have. Without it, she would be nothing.” Dean: “I think you’re wrong.” Roberto Sarno: “Excuse me?” Dean: I said, I think you’re wrong. […]

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DVD Review: “I, Daniel Blake” (2016)

“I, Daniel Blake” (2016) Drama Running Time: 100 minutes Directed by: Ken Loach Featuring: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Dylan McKiernan, and Briana Shann Daniel: “Well I’m pencil by default.” “I, Daniel Blake” (2016) was one of the crowning achievements in cinema last year and must stand as the best film to come out of the UK at the very least […]