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  • Rosewater 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Mar, 2015

    When Jon Stewart announced several weeks ago that he would be leaving “The Daily Show” at some as yet undetermined date in 2015, cries of shock and disappointment rang out. Stewart has been a late night staple on Comedy Central for 16 years and an undeniably important voice in the barrage of noise spewed out on the 24-hour news networks.

    While Stewart’s post “Daily” plans have not yet been revealed, his debut film as a writer/direction, “Rosewater,” reveals that he…

  • American Sniper 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    Discussion about complex issues in the United States usually pits two diametrically opposed sides against each other in a battle of extremes. Look at Ferguson, MO – the discussion basically boiled down to a “with us or against us” mentality, as it seemed that no matter what you said you either supported all police officers unilaterally, or didn’t support any police officers anywhere.

    Such is the case with 84-year-old Clint Eastwood’s latest film, “American Sniper.” It feels like audiences on…

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  • The Shining 1980

    ★★★★½ Added

    Of all the horror films to come out in the last 20 or so years, they all pale in comparison to Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining.” So cleverly and intricately crafted, this film takes us on a journey that is still frightening after all these years. I have seen this movie about a dozen times, but it had been over a year since my last viewing. Thankfully, I was lucky enough to catch a special screening on Halloween night, and was…

  • The Pianist 2002

    ★★★★★ Added

    As a child, Roman Polanski roamed the streets of Poland during the Holocaust. He survived when his father pushed him through a barbed wire fence. His mother died, and he has said the only thing that will bring closure to that pain is his own death. It is for these reasons that The Pianist is one of the most personal films ever made. It is another in a long line of Holocaust films, but it finds a new way to…