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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Ponette
  • Mirror
  • Pink Flamingos

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  • Lilies of the Field

    ★★★½

  • British Sounds

  • Metropolis

  • A Film Like Any Other

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  • Major League

    Major League

    I'm in Cleveland OH on a little vacation this week, so I thought this might be a good time to watch a movie set in the area. This was the first title that came up in my search results. I'm a baseball fan, in fact I was at Progressive Field two nights ago to watch a game. But I've never seen this movie, mainly because it looked like a goofy premise overloaded with lots of dumb jock humor and my…

  • The Last Movie

    The Last Movie

    I give this 4 stars simply because I am so fascinated by the grandiose mess that Dennis Hopper left behind when he found himself heralded as an emergent cinematic messiah and made the crucial error of starting to believe the hype. I can't really blame or ridicule him about this mistake as it's perfectly understandable given the potency of all the drugs and adulation that were coursing through his head in those days. As a film to just sit down…

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★★

    I'm happy to give this film my highest rating, simply on the power of the experience it provided for me and the group I saw it with earlier this evening. I was accompanied by two of my sons, a daughter-in-law, a niece and her husband, all young adults . We all went into the film eager to see what Christopher Nolan had in store, and of the six of us, I was probably the most informed about what to expect.…

  • The Phantom Carriage

    The Phantom Carriage

    ★★★★½

    Watched it with my family as we played games on New Year's Eve. A perfect film for such an occasion, not just because of its setting on that date, but because of it's "Christmas Carol"-esque message about doing better with the opportunities life gives us. "Lord, let my soul come to maturity before it is reaped."