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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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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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