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  • Incendies 2010

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Aug, 2014

    Haunting film of woman's miserable journey through life in Palestine and the heavy burden she places on her twins. Many horrific scenes of death and suffering and the most unexpected resolution you will see this year. I am glad I saw it but can't say it was enjoyable in the ordinary sense. Subtitles. Canadian Film Board.

  • Hot Saturday 1932

    ★★★ Watched 13 Aug, 2014

    Pretty good film overall. Cary Grant was a newcomer and already commanded the screen. Nancy Carroll was at the approximate end of her career after a strong presence in silent. Randolph Scott has a small role and does not get to do much. Glad for the opportunity to see this pre-code antiquity. Nothing very "hot" happens but there is pretty direct innuendo. May be the film during which Grant and Scott formed their friendship. Historically, that is worth the watch.

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  • The Past 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Mar, 2014

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

  • Jersey Boys 2014

    ★★½ Watched 22 Jun, 2014 1

    My wife wanted to see this film so I went along. I like the music of the Four Seasons and thought the casting of the 4 leads worked pretty well. On the directing, I fault Eastwood with piecing together a plotline that was far too stingy with facts and continuity. I was surprised several times as characters disappeared and then reappeared for a second uninformative scene or two (Frankie's wife and girlfriend, for instance). We see him with his daughter…