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  • V for Vendetta 2005

    ★★ Added

    Somewhere along the line, whether it was the writer of the graphic novel, the writer of the movie, or the directors, someone had his or her heart in the right place. Yes, our governments and the big money people behind or involved with them should be defeated, the populace should wake up and learn not only to think, but to pay close attention as well.

    But, I just couldn't buy the film. Natalie Portman was beautiful and played the part…

  • Enough Said 2013

    ★★★★ Added 1

    You must be ready for one of those somewhat quiet, carefully paced, little slice of life movies. In that genre, this is a little gem. Performances by Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss were pitch perfect, playing beautifully nuanced characters. These are real people with real pasts, real insecurities, and real hopes and fantasies. They are so natural, so comfortable in their acting. What pros they are.

    Enough said…words are at the center of the film. I don't mean that it's wordy.…

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  • New Waterford Girl 1999

    ★★★ Added

    You must be into little films to enjoy this. Even if you're into little films, you must be in the right mood. It takes time to let your mind slow down and match the rhythm of life in a barely-there Nova Scotia village that clings to a cliff that looks over the cold and violent North Atlantic.

    The heroine is an alienated, smart, sarcastic person who feels like an outsider in her own home and hometown. She dreams of leaving.…

  • The Guard 2011

    ★★★★ Added

    We really enjoyed this. I judge within genres—or try to. So, I'm not comparing it to big-screen, blockbuster, action movies. This is about a specific man, in a particular culture, who makes decisions based on his experience of life and the people around him. He is, at it turns out, not at all the one-dimensional person you might suspect he is when you first meet him. The comedy of this film unfolds quietly, as we see him deal with the…