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  • Meet Me in St. Louis

    Meet Me in St. Louis

    ★★★★

    Almost perfect musical with fabulous acting with a funny, moving story of one family over one year's time at the time of the St. Louis Worlds Fair. Beautiful in every way. A must-see film for the whole family.

  • A Passage to India

    A Passage to India

    ★★★

    Slow-moving drama about 2 women in RAJ India. Not always satisfying plot turns bizarre and the quiet, passive journey builds toward and ends in underwhelming manner. Hopefully, the historical accuracy is good enough to appreciate the cruel treatment of the Indians by the British rulers.

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  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★

    This is a real find. I do not mean that in a positive sense. I have missed seeing this chestnut over the years. An early widescreen production from Fox. They think they are setting new ground by starring actors playing against type. Rogers are the mean leading lady; Raft as a detective; Tierney as the doleful wife; Reginald Gardner as a sexual cad. Give me a break, please. The writing is pedestrian and bizarre. Editing problems abound. The sight of…

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice

    ★★★

    A series of inconsequential events that befall a large group of characters about whom we care little as told by a director who could care less how much of the chronicles that enfold we understand -- that's what I got out of IV. Did I mention the famous actors involved? Joaquin Phoenix, looking like Charlie Manson in the second trimester of a hygiene strike; Josh Brolin mean, lean and chewing up a mouthful of pot leaves like Popeye on spinach;…