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  • Home Before Dark

    Home Before Dark 1958

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Mar, 2015

    Interesting study of a woman back home after a nervous breakdown and a year in a mental hospital. Her family consists of a cold husband, a beautiful but boring half-sister, and a bossy, officious step-mother --all of whom live with her in her beautiful upper-class home in a Massachusetts college town. The residents of the town are all wary of her because of her past illness; the faculty at the college is not partial to Jews (one is on the…

  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2015

    ★★½ Watched 06 Mar, 2015

    Continuation of the various lives of a group of British seniors living in a close-knit community in India. Nice to see them all once more but this time reality, inevitability, and sadness reign. There is music, dancing, singing, Richard Gere, and grand plans for the future. The people are all the same but seem to have out-lived their initial joy of just being in a new place. They are striving for more and different goals. Story is almost non-existent. I…

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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.