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  • Force Majeure 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 15 Nov, 2014

    If you want to test your relationship see the film with your partner and let the fireworks begin or the force majeure, a legal term for an act of God or nature that nullifies a contract. This almost cold and clinical dissection of a marriage begins with a seemingly perfect, symmetrical family - mom, dad, boy, girl - holidaying at a posh Alpine ski resort. On the first day on the slopes they are getting the requisite photo op but…

  • Mr. Pip 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Nov, 2014

    I saw this at the a Sarasota International Film Fest. This was a sweet film set in an unusual island in the Pacific island where many of the men have left for mining jobs in Australia. A British man (Hugh Laurie) also lives there with his native wife, who seems to be suffering a mental breakdown. He begins to teach the island's children in the long abandoned classroom by reading Dicken's Great Expectations. Using his dramatic style he entertains the…

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  • Kill the Messenger 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Oct, 2014

    I was so surprised by this film. It was a story I was not very aware of and am beyond shocked not only in the disgrace of Reagan and the CIA but the shame of the media, which continues today to be nothing but a disappointment, criminally so. Well-acted by Renner et al.

  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 03 Oct, 2014

    Lives up to the film - satisfying - probably would have better if I hadn't read the book, but still great.