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Movies, Movies, Movies #25 — February 18, 2020

Joker (2019) Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Zazie Beetz, Brett Cullen, Brian Tyree Henry, Marc Maron, Dante Pereira-Olson, Douglas Hodge, Sharon Washington, Bill Camp, Glenn Fleshler, Josh Pais, Shea Whigham, Leigh Gill, Sondra James, Murphy Guyer, Hannah Gross, Gary Gulman, Chris Redd, Bryan Callen, Greer Barnes, Ray Iannicelli, Keith Buterbaugh Director: Todd… Continue reading Movies, Movies, Movies #25 — February 18, 2020

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Movies, Movies, Movies #24 — February 11, 2020

Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Starring: Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, Willem Dafoe, Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones, Leslie Mann, Michael K. Williams, Fisher Stevens, Dallas Roberts, Josh Pais, Ethan Suplee, Robert Wisdom Director: Edward Norton Synopsis: Understated big movie about political corruption and long-buried secrets. Edward Norton stars and directs. In a nice bit… Continue reading Movies, Movies, Movies #24 — February 11, 2020

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Joaquin Phoenix acceptance speech best actor win at 2020 Academy Awards

Listening to Joaquin an idea seeped in, a question, what if Joaquin has been working as an actor towards a win so he could have the world watching to give this speech.  This is one of those for the books. https://youtu.be/87zXvSCmSYk In a strange way, I almost see Joaquin funhouse-mirroring the character he won his… Continue reading Joaquin Phoenix acceptance speech best actor win at 2020 Academy Awards

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Movies, Movies, Movies #23 February 4, 2020

I Lost My Body (2019) (animated)(netflix) Starring: Hakim Faris , Victoire Du Bois, Patrick d'Assumçao, Deborah Grall, Bellamine Abdelmalek Director: Jeremy Clapin Synopsis: A young man and his hand get separated in the beginning of the movie, but it's one of those stories where you see the end first and then it takes you back… Continue reading Movies, Movies, Movies #23 February 4, 2020

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Movies, Movies, Movies #22 January 28, 2020

  The Bad Sleep Well (1960) (60 years old now!) Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyôko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi, Takashi Shimura, Kô Nishimura, Takeshi Katô, Kamatari Fujiwara, Chishu Ryu, Seiji Miyaguchi Director: Akira Kurosawa Synopsis: Even though 60 years old now, the plot is just as fresh today as it was then. It's a story… Continue reading Movies, Movies, Movies #22 January 28, 2020

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Movies, Movies, Movies #21 January 21, 2020

Tom Jones (1963) (no not the singer!)  (quote above is from the movie) Starring: Albert Finney, Susannah York, Hugh Griffith, Edith Evans, Joan Greenwood, Diane Cilento, George Devine, David Tomlinson, Rosalind Atkinson, Angela Baddeley, Avis Bunnage, Julian Glover, Joyce Redman, Peter Bull, Lynn Redgrave, Michael Brennan, Patsy Rowlands, George A. Cooper, Mark Dignam, Freda Jackson,… Continue reading Movies, Movies, Movies #21 January 21, 2020

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Movies, Movies, Movies #20 — January 14, 2020

It will be another short segment today, as I'm working my way through The Waltons. Samurai Rebellion (1967) Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Go Kato, Tatsuyoshi Ehara, Etsuko Ichihara, Isao Yamagata, Tatsuya Nakadai, Shigeru Koyama, Tatsuo Matsumura, Masao Mishima Director: Masaki Kobayashi Synopsis: Very edgy story of feudal Japan where the Lord of the region… Continue reading Movies, Movies, Movies #20 — January 14, 2020

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Movies Movies Movies #19 – January 7, 2020

Rodents of Unusual Size (2018) (documentary) Starring: large “cast” of real people but main focus is on the family of Thomas Gonzales Directors: Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer, Quinn Costello, who came to my attention as directors of “Plagues and Pleasures of The Salton Sea” which I saw at a local film festival then bought. Synopsis:… Continue reading Movies Movies Movies #19 – January 7, 2020

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Movies Movies Movies #18 – December 31, 2019

Let the Sunshine In (2011) Starring: Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Philippe Katerine, Josiane Balasko, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Bruno Podalydès, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Gérard Depardieu, Alex Descas, Laurent Grévill, Sandrine Dumas Director: Claire Denis Synopsis: Binoche, who I really like as an actress, plays a woman who is ever-searching for Mr. Right and always comes up short.… Continue reading Movies Movies Movies #18 – December 31, 2019

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Movies Movies Movies #17 – December 24, 2019

Dragged Across Concrete (2011) Starring: Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White, Jennifer Carpenter, Laurie Holden, Fred Melamed, Thomas Kretschmann, Don Johnson, Udo Kier, Tattiawna Jones, Trezzo Mahoro, Myles Truitt, Giacomo Baessato, Andrew Dunbar Director: S. Craig Zahler Synopsis: There are three main plot lines that interweave and converge eventually. One is of… Continue reading Movies Movies Movies #17 – December 24, 2019