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  • Amistad 1997

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Sep, 2014

    A rare Steven Spielberg film that I hadn't seen until now...
    As a history buff this was right up my alley from the beginning and despite moments of Spielberg at his most heavy-handed I found this to be an engrossing and well made drama that gets to make a hero out of one of our lesser known presidents (John Quincy Adams) and actually dramatize another (Martin Van Buren).
    The cast of this flick is sensational although there are moments when…

  • Amistad 1997

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Sep, 2014

    A rare Steven Spielberg film that I hadn't seen until now...
    As a history buff this was right up my alley from the beginning and despite moments of Spielberg at his most heavy-handed I found this to be an engrossing and well made drama that gets to make a hero out of one of our lesser known presidents (John Quincy Adams) and actually dramatize another (Martin Van Buren).
    The cast of this flick is sensational although there are moments when…

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  • Argo 2012

    ★★★★★ Added 1

    If someone had told me ten years ago that Ben Affleck was about to direct three standout films in a row with the third film destined for numerous Oscar nominations, I would have slapped said person hard and unleashed a barrage of expletives at him/her with a thick (and horribly fake) Boston accent. At the time no one would have thought me out of line, but sure enough, Affleck has proven me wrong in a very big way.

    In many…

  • Bowling for Columbine 2002

    ★★★★★ Added

    Michael Moore has the power to turn people against each other in record time if you happen to disagree on his merits as a documentary filmmaker but with Bowling For Columbine I truly believe he defined a time period of American history better than any other cinematic resource. He asks some very difficult questions here that ultimately can't be answered definitively but as a conversation starter this is perfection.
    The saddest thing about it though is that 10 years later…