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  • The Zookeeper's Wife

    The Zookeeper's Wife


    I left the theater wondering if this glossy romantic-tragic aestheticization of surviving the Holocaust sub-genre will ever find a niche of fond regard among cinephiles of the future? Right now, I'm not really feeling it.

  • Rock 'n' Roll High School

    Rock 'n' Roll High School


    I don't usually like to post negative reviews of movies, but after I saw that this one got Criterion branding on FilmStruck, I checked out the comments here to see what others think of Rock'n'Roll High School. I'm as disappointed to see all the praise it garners on this site as I was when I saw it on opening night in the theater back in 1979. I was a high school senior myself at the time, who was into the…

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  • The Phantom Carriage

    The Phantom Carriage


    Watched it with my family as we played games on New Year's Eve. A perfect film for such an occasion, not just because of its setting on that date, but because of it's "Christmas Carol"-esque message about doing better with the opportunities life gives us. "Lord, let my soul come to maturity before it is reaped."

  • Interstellar



    I'm happy to give this film my highest rating, simply on the power of the experience it provided for me and the group I saw it with earlier this evening. I was accompanied by two of my sons, a daughter-in-law, a niece and her husband, all young adults . We all went into the film eager to see what Christopher Nolan had in store, and of the six of us, I was probably the most informed about what to expect.…