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  • The List of Adrian Messenger

    The List of Adrian Messenger 1963

    ★★★ Watched 21 Aug, 2016 2

    Thoroughly enjoyable and I'm at a loss as to why no one's ever heard of it. I first saw it at my parents house at least a decade ago and never forgot it. Part of the fun is looking at some of the characters and wondering who they really are. No wonder the makeup man got a credit up front. This movie is all about misdirection and makeup ... oh, and solving a string of murders. That too.

  • The Apostle

    The Apostle 1997

    ★★★★★ Watched 19 Aug, 2016

    At the end of this movie all I could think of was King David in the Old Testament. Beloved of God, loves God, inspirational, beloved by his people, and yet terribly a terribly flawed man who sent a trusting subordinate off to sure death so he could take his wife.

    It is fascinating that Robert Duvall evokes these echoes in The Apostle, especially since watching the extras Duvall kept speaking of believers as "those people." He didn't mean it in…

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  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle 2004

    ★★★★ Added

    19-year-old Sophie has resigned herself to a drab life in her family's hat shop ... until she is cursed by an evil witch to have an 90-year-old body. She leaves home and goes searching for a way to break the spell. In the countryside she comes upon Howl's strange moving castle which walks about on large chicken legs.

    Howl is the young wizard who owns the castle and Sophie soon becomes part of the household as the housekeeper. As she…

  • Angel-A

    Angel-A 2005

    ★★★ Added 2

    Andre is an inept con artist who has made a lot of bad business deals with a lot of bad people. When we meet him, Andre's luck has run out and his time is almost up as he faces multiple death threats. Despairing, he decides to end it all by jumping off of a bridge into the Seine.

    At the point of jumping, Andre notices a tall, gorgeous woman who jumps from the bridge, and Andre's thoughts turn from suicide…