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  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 2014

    ★½ Added

    We were really in the mood for a good action movie. We'd set the bar pretty low. This was no better than one episode of a fairly good basic TV show. I can say that Kenneth Branaugh was good. A couple of action sequences were filmed well. That's about it.

  • Begin Again

    Begin Again 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    A little movie, full of love for independent art, one's own voice, relationships with family and friends, and much more. Small and rich.

    I'm always ready for a movie with Mark Ruffalo. He has such presence and intuition. The director, John Carney, who also directed Once, takes his talent to New York City, and does an excellent job. He also manages to avoid the clichés you'd expect in this category of movies. Catherine Keener is perfect, as always, and Keira…

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  • New Waterford Girl

    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.…

  • Enough Said

    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.…