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Game of Thrones (05-19-2019)-Reviewed by Anita **

Really? Did you honestly feel the last episode of this epic story was justified in how it was done? Have you read the books? Yes, I did like it-like it, but then again I hated it. I come to this … Continue reading

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The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) Reviewed by Anita *****

I love a movie with intermission and this one has it. The Agony and the Ecstasy is a biographical novel made into an epic film written by the American author Irving Stone. The docudrama is the telling of true story … Continue reading

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Claudine (1974) Reviewed by Anita ***.5

Flipping through channels late last Saturday night I ran across James Earl Jones as a garbage man, a VERY young James Earl Jones. My interest was piqued so I gave the obscure late-late night movie a try. I’m happy to … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Lady (1997) Reviewed by Anita ***

Great period drama about the confines of society, the cruelty of gold diggers, and the heart ache of young love, all woven together in Portrait of a Lady directed by Jane Campion. Isabel Archer (Nicole Kidman) is at her most … Continue reading

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The House With Clocks In The Walls (2018) Reviewed by Anita ***

Jack Black brings his general fun self to the screen as Uncle Jonathan in this fantasy/thriller.  Along side the bubbly, always classy Cate Blanchett who is the feisty witchy neighbor/friend Mrs. Zimmerman. These two come together in a very Harry … Continue reading

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The Dinner (2018) Reviewed by Anita *

If I was invited to this meal I’d come up with a way out, even for a free meal. The Dinner is an incredibly frustrating movie almost on purpose. A family film (not) about family mental illness, general family issues/secrets, … Continue reading

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I Feel Pretty (2018) Reviewed by Anita **

Abby Kohn (director) tries to teach us another lesson in the department of body-shaming with the comedy I Feel Pretty starring the ever unpredictable Amy Schumer as Renee Bennett. Kohn doesn’t make the magazine cover. So! We meet the insecure … Continue reading

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Dumplin’ (2018) Reviewed by Anita ***

I’d like to suggest a Netflix original I ran across with my niece and that is Dumplin’. A sentimental drama-musical telling the American story of coming of age. Staring the lovely Jennifer Anniston (Rosie) alongside new Australian talent Danielle Macdonald … Continue reading

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The Fall (2013-2016) Reviewed by Anita ****

You all know how I love miniseries’ and I also love British dramas.  I’ve found the best of both worlds in The Fall, a British-Irish crime drama on Nexflix filmed and set in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Belfast is a tough … Continue reading

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Bird Box (2018)-Reviewed by Anita 2.5*

Sandra Bullock stars in this Netflix original, Bird Box. A post-apocalyptic thriller that takes the audience on a bit of a rollercoaster ride as we become engrossed with whether her character will live or die. The film is intense and … Continue reading

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