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  • The Bourne Ultimatum

    The Bourne Ultimatum 2007

    ★★★★ Added

    As usual, I rate movies within genres. This is a pure action film with outstanding stunt performers and editing, and a nonstop, breathless pace with complex, precise choreography, especially that of hand-to-hand combat and rooftop scenes. Matt Damon does an excellent job, though why the director or writers never have him attempt to change his appearance, I'll never know.

    It has just the right amount of suspense, excellent actors, but a slim story line—not that you need much of one.…

  • St. Vincent

    St. Vincent 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    So great to spend this time watching Bill Murray, who knows just how to add many layers to seemingly simple characters. I could have watched another hour of him. The plot holds no big surprises, but unfolds with humor and little touches so true to the human experience. The movie understands a variety of people who are living dollar to dollar, which added depth to the story. I definitely recommend it if you are in the mood for what I…

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  • Begin Again

    Begin Again 2013

    ★★★★ 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…

  • 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.…