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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Aliens
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Godfather

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  • The Hospital

    ★★★★

  • Pieces of April

    ★★★★

  • Hoosiers

    ★★★★½

  • Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

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  • The Hospital

    The Hospital

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A great performance by lead George C. Scott carries this movie, which also has scores of recognizable faces here even if you don't know their name at first. Scott is the head doctor at a New York City hospital in a neighborhood next to a rundown apartment building whose occupants are unhappy. They hate the hospital because the administrators are going to annex it and build a drug rehab center, leaving the occupants out on the street. This throng of…

  • Pieces of April

    Pieces of April

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A nice little film that's labeled as a "comedy/drama" and while it definitely has its dramatic parts, the comedy is mainly situational and character-driven and not a joke-type movie.

    Katie Holmes is fine as April, who is living in New York City in a somewhat seedy apartment building with her boyfriend Bobby (Derek Luke). They have a great relationship but April is nervous as she's invited her estranged family from the suburbs to come eat for Thanksgiving. The story is…

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  • Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Although not the first film to attempt to film Mary Shelley's classic horror story, this is certainly the most famous. It is a classic in all categories, with acting, mood, lighting, writing, direction, etc. being top notch. An ambitious scientist, Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive), along with his hunchback assistant Fritz (Dwight Frye) rob from graves, steal body parts, and everything imaginable until they have stitched together the huge body of a "human" that Frankenstein intends to bring to life. This…

  • Big Trouble in Little China

    Big Trouble in Little China

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Here it is. After seeing this a zillion times, I need to review this gem. It's only one of the very best movies EVER! Kurt Russell is the swaggering blowhard, bumbling but heroic truck driver, Jack Burton, who gives out advice from the CB in his semi-truck The Pork Chop Express, and that's between adventures. The adventure we see takes place in, of course, Little China in San Francisco, where Jack helps his best friend Wang Chi (Dennis Dun) try…