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  • The Hollars

    The Hollars 2016

    ★★★½ Added

    Beautifully done comic/drama about a dysfunctional family and how they cope with the realities of modern life. Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins, John Krasinski, and fine supporting cast carry off all intended results. Directed by Krasinski as well.

  • Torch Song Trilogy

    Torch Song Trilogy 1988

    ★★★★ Rewatched 27 Sep, 2016

    Great performance by Harvey Fierstein. His performance deserved Oscar recognition but was too early for Academy to risk nominating him for playing a flaming drag queen. The story of how he managed to find love in his life and how he gave back something to the world in gratitude. Fine performances by Brian Kerwin, Matthew Broderick, and Anne Bancroft, among others. Excellent film from director Paul Bogart. Pretty bold for 1988.

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  • The Lady Eve

    The Lady Eve 1941

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 07 Sep, 2016

    Probably Preston Sturges best film with lots of hilarious slapstick comedy (mostly provided by Henry Fonda). Barbara Stanwyck has one of her best roles here. The supporting cast includes manySturges' regulars like Jimmy Conklin, William Demerest, Robert Grieg, among others. Add the wonderful Eugene Pallette and Charles Coburn to the fun. It's one of the best comedies ever.

  • 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;…