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Twenty Feet From Stardom

Twenty feet from Stardom is the 2013 documentary from Morgan Neville exploring the world of the background singer. I was fascinated to learn that some of the same singers were the key voices behind so many big tunes. In some cases, the voices of singers… Read More

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The Big Short

It seems like the film most people are off to see these days is Star Wars. For whatever reasons, I just don’t have much interest at all in seeing that movie, so you’re not going to see it reviewed here. Instead, we went to see… Read More

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Trumbo – a brief review

I’m not generally a big fan of biopics, but I consider Trumbo, the story of Dalton Trumbo, the film writer blacklisted as a communist, to be an excellent film. It stars Bryon Cranston, who is successful not just because his portrayal is entirely believable but… Read More

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The Martian

I didn’t know what to expect – how good could a lost in space movie be? First things first…..if you have to have one of the crew stuck on Mars, you want it to be Jason Bourne er, I mean Matt Damon – resourceful, indestructable… Read More

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Amy

We sallied forth to our local Cineplex last night to watch Amy, the documentary about the short, tragic, brilliant life of singer Amy Winehouse. It’s a great documentary for sure, at once engrossing and very very difficult to watch. I recall during her very public… Read More

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Spy

We saw Spy this afternoon at our local Cineplex VIP theatre. VIP is perfect for a guy with a messed up leg. Tuffy P dropped me in front and then went to park while I hobbled in. We reserved seats up front (the front row… Read More

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Whiplash

Imagine one of those cooking competitions in which Gordon Ramsey yells at all the contestants and makes them feel small and inadequate. Now translate to a music school. That’s Whiplash in a nutshell. I don’t have any admiration for abusive teachers. The idea that such… Read More