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Love in the Time of Cholera Movie Poster

Love in the Time of Cholera

Reviewed on Apr 08 2013

Love In The Time Of Cholera is a sleeper film that should have won the Academy Award in the United States, but you know how it is—it's all political and they never really select the best picture or actors and actresses. Here the young Javier Bardem (who plays Florentino Ariza) falls in love as a pre-teen with Fermina (played by Giovanna Mezzogiorno), but when they are old enough to marry, the father (played by John Leguizamo) keeps them apart because the then young Florentino is ...
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Bless Me, Ultima

Reviewed on Mar 13 2013

This film was a pleasant viewing experience, as it did not have the typical Hollywood violence, sex, and language. Its subject matter deals with an old medicine woman who comes to live with her relatives before she dies, in a 1940s New Mexico rural area, and the many superstitions behind certain gifts that some people do have for medicinal herbs and people who have clairvoyance. The medicine woman—like many healers in the past—was called a witch by some and had to deal with the ...
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Edges of The Lord

Reviewed on Mar 08 2013

Willem Dafoe plays a Catholic priest who tries to protect a Jewish boy from the Nazis. The story has many touching moments, and the little boy (played by Haley Joel Osment) is very lovable boy and your heart goes out to him. This film shows the courage of those who stand up for what is right. It's well worth watching.

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Lbs.

Reviewed on Jan 01 2013

The filmmaker Carmine Famiglietti tells his story of his own eating disorder over a period of 10 years, from being 300+ lbs. and going on a crash vegetable diet and getting to his normal weight for his height and then gaining most of it all back. The film has interesting characters, mostly all Italian, who are professional actors and the filmmaker himself is a good actor. He shows the difficulty of trying to overcome emotional overeating, which he discovers 10 years later is a problem that he...
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Deeply

Reviewed on Dec 01 2012

This is a beautiful family movie that takes place by the ocean and goes from the present to the past, involving a special young woman who is in touch with the ocean in her soul, like some people are in touch with animals and the desert and the mountains. She falls in love with a dashing young man who sails in on a military vessel, and his family thinks that she is not of his class, but he sees her spiritual depth and inner beauty. There are no unnecessary sex scenes, and the movie is done ...
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Things Behind The Sun

Reviewed on Nov 01 2012

This is a true story of a group of young men who rape several young women in their home over a period of years and the emotional damage they cause these young girls for the rest of their lives. All of the girls were minors who the young men enticed into a home where the parents were gone and only a young boy brother knew about what was going on. Years later the grown boy hears a song by one of the girls who was raped and befriends her without telling her he knew of her rape and was too young ...
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Warriors of the Rainbow

Reviewed on Oct 29 2012

The Taiwanese made an epic film here that far surpasses anything Hollywood can do. This true story was 8 years in the making, starting in 2003. The film deals with the tragedies of colonialism—in this case the Japanese conquering Taiwan in 1895 and the Seediq people (who were divided into many tribes—basically the sun worshipers and the rainbow worshipers). Like many colonizers who take advantage of the warring tribes (like the English and French did in the American Revolution), ...
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