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The Last Kingdom

Reviewed on Aug 05 2016

Wow! Great acting, great history, cinematography, casting. About the tribes of ancient England at war with each other and the invading Danes. King Alfred is a king of faith, which gives him his Deo power, but the film itself is really about a young warrior by the name of Uhtred of Bebbanburg (played by Alexander Dreymon) who is every woman's heartthrob. He manages to stay alive through many battles. All of it looks real enough and believable. BBC film.

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Captain Fantastic

Reviewed on Aug 05 2016

Viggo Mortensen plays Ben, the father of six children, who is a rugged outdoorsman and anti-system, super smart individualist who home-schools his children with his wife in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. His wife's father, played by Frank Langella, is wealthy and disagrees with Ben's raising of the children and actually tries to take the children from him when Ben's wife dies, at a very young age, from a disease. The family is not vegetarian, and they do kill their own meat to ...
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The Free State of Jones

Reviewed on Jul 14 2016

From time to time, I do review films that are still in the theaters, because people either should see them or avoid them. I review the best of those in the theaters, that absolutely should be seen, which is the case in this film, and the worst, that use sophisticated marketing and lies to make the film something more than it is,.

Since racism is in the air of America and there are continued killings of young black men, and even the abuse of young black women, I thought I ...
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Knight of Cups

Reviewed on Jul 14 2016

From time to time, I do review films that are still in the theaters, because people either should see them or avoid them. I review the best of those in the theaters, that absolutely should be seen, and the worst, that use sophisticated marketing and lies to make the film something more than it is, which is the case in this film.

Writer/Director Terrence Malick has blown it on this one. The sets were pretty amazing, shooting in some of the most rich-and-famous houses in ...
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In the Heart of the Sea

Reviewed on Jun 06 2016

United States/Australian/Spanish/United Kingdom/Canadian drama—Based on a true story, Chris Hemsworth plays a sailor from the northeast United States in the early 19th century who goes on a voyage around the bottom of South America, close to the Antarctic and they run into a great Moby-Dick size whale who destroys the ship and most of the men die. He makes it back after being lost on an island for months. In his later life he tells the story to a journalist who then writes the story that we...
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War Witch

Reviewed on May 02 2016

Canadian drama —A teenage African girl is kidnapped by rebels and forced to fight. She is abused. She survives by her powers as a seer to give information about what she sees to the leader, who protects her as long as she is useful. The film has hard to watch scenes if you are squeamish, but by filmmaking standards it could win an Academy Award in most countries because it's very real. This Canadian film was shot in the Democratic Republic Of Congo with African actors. Director Kim Nguyen. ...
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Mozart in the Jungle

Reviewed on Apr 16 2016

It's a television series that's on Amazon. It's about the New York Philharmonic today and a fictional maestro from Mexico, who is a starseed, who most likely is from the universe of Avalon and the planet of Alcyone (don't ask—but if interested, see The Cosmic Family, Volume I). His beautiful wife is also a starseed, who's probably from the universe of Fanoving. Both of them are great violinists. The show revolves around quirky musicians in the Philharmonic and their lifestyles, making ...
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