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  • Romance

    Romance 1930

    ★★★½ Watched 13 May, 2015

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

    Garbo at her best as love-struck opera diva in love with 2 men for different reasons but who is incapable of fidelity.
    Gavin Gordon had his best role here as the young clergyman in love with this notorious woman and as the bishop who regrets some of his choices (in flash forward). Gordon continued acting in small parts up into his 70's and was the longtime partner of Edward Everett Horton. One of Garbo's juiciest roles and rarely shown.

  • The Salt of the Earth

    The Salt of the Earth 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 08 May, 2015

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

    Hard to like or enjoy this dark, sad film but it is a fundamental piece of documentary footage about how poor some of the people of our planet are and emphasizes how cruel, greedy, and heartless the human race is. Some of the images of hunger, disease, deprivation are almost unwatchable. Most of us never thin of what lies beyond the borders of our country or our imagination. It is stark, sickening, and seems hopeless except for those who spend…

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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.