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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

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Movies Movies Movies #16 – December 17, 2019

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) Starring: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell, Rocky Duer, Ashley Gerasimovich, Siobhan Fallon, Alex Manette Director: Lynne Ramsay Synopsis: Max/badfinger20 called my attention to this movie and asked could a child be this bad or was it an exaggeration. This movie is hard to watch,… Continue reading Movies Movies Movies #16 – December 17, 2019

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Movies Movies Movies #15 – December 10, 2019

The End of the F***ing World (2017-2019) NETFLIX series, 2 seasons Starring: Jessica Barden, Alex Lawther, Steve Oram, Christine Bottomley, Navin Chowdhry, Wunmi Mosaku, Gemma Whelan, Jonathan Aris, Eileen Davies, Barry Ward Directors: Jonathan Entwistle (5 in S1); Lucy Tcherniak (4 in S1); Destiny Ekaragha (4 in S2); Lucy Forbes (4 in S2) Synopsis: James… Continue reading Movies Movies Movies #15 – December 10, 2019

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Movies Movies Movies #14 – December 3, 2019

A Touch of Sin (2013) Starring: Wu Jiang, Lanshan Luo, Baoqiang Wang, Jia-yi Zhang, Tao Zhao, Li Meng Director: Zhang Ke Jia Synopsis: Four powerful, unflinching vignettes that each, in their own way, showing a human being pushed past their point of endurance. Exploitation and corruption are a continuing thread that run through each. Excellent… Continue reading Movies Movies Movies #14 – December 3, 2019

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Movies Movies Movies #12 – November 19, 2019

Domestic Violence (2002) documentary Starring: real-life individuals, mostly battering victims, shelter workers, and police officers Director: Frederick Wiseman Synopsis: blurb from netflix: “By shadowing residents of The Spring, Florida's largest shelter for battered women and their children, documentarian Frederick Wiseman sheds light on domestic violence and reveals the complications that make it such a difficult… Continue reading Movies Movies Movies #12 – November 19, 2019

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Movies Movies Movies #11 – November 12, 2019

Hyde Park on the Hudson (2012) Starring: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Colman, Samuel West, Elizabeth Marvel, Elizabeth Wilson, Eleanor Bron, Olivia Williams Director: Roger Michell Synopsis: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, when not in the White House, is at his mother's country home on the Hudson River. This movie is two-pronged. One focuses on the King… Continue reading Movies Movies Movies #11 – November 12, 2019

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Movies Movies Movies #10 – November 5, 2019

Dogman (2019) Starring: Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Nunzia Schiano, Adamo Dionisi, Francesco Acquaroli, Alida Baldari Calabria, Laura Pizzirani, Gianluca Gobbi Director: Matteo Garrone Synopsis: Marcello (actor/character) operates “Dogman” a small one-stop pet service in a working class seaside town. He is a dog whisperer in some ways. It is unfortunate he's not so charmed with… Continue reading Movies Movies Movies #10 – November 5, 2019