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  • Vacation

    Vacation 2015

    ★★ Watched 25 Jul, 2016

    "VACATION" --as in "Give me a break".

  • In Celebration

    In Celebration 1975

    ★★ Watched 12 Jul, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Great performances by all concerned but the story is antiseptic and almost non-existent. A father and mother welcome their 3 sons home to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. There is tension among all of them but they are unwilling or unable to articulate who did what to whom long ago. The brothers seem almost estranged from one another and hold back secrets that might help explain the break within the family. That doesn't happen except for one sone (Alan Bates)…

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  • Inherent Vice

    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

    Eat Drink Man Woman 1994

    ★★★★ Added

    A pleasant surprise.