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Being Flynn

Reviewed on Oct 01 2012

Based on the novel by Nick Flynn called Another Bullshit Night In Suck City, the film adaption stars Robert DeNiro as a drunken on-and-off homeless taxicab driver who is a writer who never becomes successful because he is imbalanced and suffers from bouts of psychosis. His son, played by Paul Dano, is also a hopeful writer who meets his father, after a long-time absence, as his father gradually descends to homelessness again. It's good to see Robert DeNiro get parts that he can ...
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Youth Without Youth

Reviewed on Sep 19 2012

Somehow I missed this film until recently (2012) on satellite. It's a Francis Ford Copolla produced screenplay and directed film having to do with past lives and other paranormal themes with a scientific element to it, covering the 1930s and the Nazis' quest for paranormal power. Tim Roth, who plays Dominic, is a 70-year-old man who is struck by lightning, and he becomes young again and has supernatural abilities with his mind. It's not a horror film, so don't get scared. It's very ...
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Soldiers of Change

Reviewed on Aug 09 2012

The son of a wealthy Senator falls in love with a black young woman. The son is actually raised by an Afro-American butler who is more of a father to him than his biological father. The story has many magic moments between African-Americans and the integrity that they have while enduring racism and being looked down upon, during the early years of the Vietnam War and the Civil Right Movement of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The whole family can watch this film; Clifton Davis, Stacey Dash.

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There Be Dragons

Reviewed on Jul 26 2012

Based on a true story, a young priest finds himself caught in the middle of the Spanish revolution in the 1930s. He has friends and acquaintances on various sides of the war, as there were 3 factions---the Catholics, the socialists, and the fascists. The story takes place from his childhood to adulthood through the war and living through persecution and murders of Catholic priests by the more atheist socialists. He escapes over the Pyrenees and is actually designated a saint by the ...
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Reviewed on Jul 12 2012

This is an epic film that you may have missed in 1976 because it was made in Europe. But it was made by the master director Bernardo Bertolucci with an international cast that includes a young Donald Sutherland (in one of his best acting roles as a sadistic fascist), an older Burt Lancaster (who plays an elderly grandfather padrone [landowner] of a large farming operation in Italy), Robert De Niro (his grandson Alfredo Berlinghieri who grows up to become the padrone), Sterling Hayden (who ...
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The Bridges Of Madison County

Reviewed on Jul 04 2012

An Italian older soul Francesca Johnson (Meryl Streep) marries a new soul, has 3 children, and is faithful to her husband in her mundane life on an Iowa farm until Robert Kincaid (Clint Eastwood) comes to her doorstep lost. They immediately were attracted to each other and had a recognition of each other. Over the absence of her husband and children for 4 days, they spend time together and eventually are intimate and fall in love. They both believe they are soulmates and that Providence sent...
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Reviewed on Jun 20 2012

This is a superbly well-done film with great cinematography, wardrobe, class, dance, and romance between two couples—one in the 1930s and one in the modern era. It's the story of King Edward who fell in love with a commoner and abdicated his throne as King of England to be with her because of the pressure of his family, not so much the English people (for they loved Edward). The film shifts back and forth between the 1930s (the time of Edward) and the modern era (the time of a female ...
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