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Last Knights

Reviewed on Apr 21 2015

Made in the Czech Republic and Seoul, Korea by Japanese Director/Producer Kaz Kiriya, the movie has all of the great Samurai traits with both Asian and English actors, also Iranian and other European actors. The mix works because everyone casted is a real man, which helps to make it much more believable. No Hollywood "warrior" types in this movie. I am always excited to see a film about loyalty and honor, strength and courage in the midst of tremendous evil opposition. In the film the great ...
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The Red Tent

Reviewed on Apr 07 2015

This is the story of Dinah, the daughter of Jacob of Israel and his wife Leah. Dinah was a half-sister to Joseph of Israel. The story speaks of much of Dinah's sufferings and the pain she felt over the loss of her husband, murdered by her own brothers, and the eventual loss of her son through the politics of the day in Egypt. I believe the writer of The Red Tent, Anita Diamant, may have actually lived during this time period and may have actually been married to one of the 12 sons of Jacob. ...
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St. Vincent

Reviewed on Mar 19 2015

Bill Murray does an excellent job as a crusty character who likes to drink, gamble, and swear. A lot is discovered about the other side of this man in the movie in which he babysits a young boy who he takes to the race track and bar and introduces him to a lady of the night, played by Naomi Watts, who you would believe is truly a Russian. Her accent was great. The movie has many touching moments and great messages, and with the exception of one sex scene it could have been for younger ...
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Reviewed on Mar 05 2015

J.K. Simmons plays a music teacher in a top-notch New York music jazz school who is only interested in making musicians exceptional and great, and often his methods seem abusive. See if you can tell if Miles Teller is really playing the drums. I'm a musician, and it was hard to tell. I think he played the longer-shot scenes and close-up scenes, someone else may have done that. Regardless of who did it, the drumming is exceptional. You don't become a great drummer unless you have a great ...
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The Good Lie

Reviewed on Jan 22 2015

This movie—that deals with the refugees from Sudan (called The Lost Boys)—shows the courage, tenacity, and fortitude that these refugees had to come out, on the other side, wonderful and kind human beings—which is evident in their personalities in the film (in which they play themselves). Many of them lost mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and were tortured, yet still showed no bitterness. These men, who came to the United States, taught Reese Witherspoon (who plays a social servant)...
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I Origins

Reviewed on Jan 04 2015

Director Mike Cahill has made a higher-consciousness film that more than keeps your interest, with a reincarnation/repersonalization theme. Brit Marling is captivating. The film has much magic, because of her, and tragedy and a unique story plot that is both scientific and spiritual. Don't miss this one! Michael Pitt

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Reviewed on Nov 16 2014

The chef, played by Jon Favreau, was a lovable character and so were most of the people in the film, except for Dustin Hoffman, who played a restaurant owner who wanted to stick with a standard menu and did not allow creativity. So the chef and his sous chef, John Leguizamo— along with the chef's 10-year-old-son, who's as cute and smart as can be—start a traveling truck kitchen. The 10-year-old boy markets the food truck through Twitter. All of the characters in the movie are good actors,...
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