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  • Mr. Turner 2014

    ★★½ Watched 23 Feb, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Slow and strange view of the late life of a British painter. If you do not know who he was or what he was known for you will know just a little more about him after viewing this flick. He led a random life and seems to have had professional highs and lows that go unexplained. His personal life was bizarre as well. He had a shrewish wife (maybe ex-wife, not explained) and 2 daughters and a grandchild. He was…

  • Two Days, One Night 2014

    ★★★ Watched 15 Feb, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Oscar nomination for Marion Cotillard (after her win for playing Piaf a few years ago). Here she is a frantic working class mother of 2 in modern-day Paris about to lose her job. Her co-workers are in a position to save her job if she can convince them to give up their $1,000 annual bonus so her salary can be paid. The must re-vote on Monday and she has 2 days and one night to meet with each of them…

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  • Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★★ Watched 11 Jan, 2015

    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;…

  • Eat Drink Man Woman 1994

    ★★★★ Added

    A pleasant surprise.