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  • Red Sparrow

    Red Sparrow

    ★★★★★

    I always hate movies with a predictable ending.
    This is not one of them.
    In this movie, La Femme Nikita meets Charm School, Russian style.
    Great movies have great story lines and engaging characters.
    If you like spy thrillers, this one you don't want to miss.

  • The 15:17 to Paris

    The 15:17 to Paris

    ★★★½

    I love Clint Eastwood, He is a great director, but this movie was a disappointment.
    Incredibly, it was made very amateurishly.
    First of all, the casting was terrible. It was like a bunch of extras got promoted to act.
    The movie starts out like a bad Srephen King movie, with a bunch of geeky troubled kids becoming friends.
    Then, there are the ocassional takes and flash backs, past, present and future that really should have been avoided, because they somewaht…

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  • The Outsider

    The Outsider

    ★★★★★

    I read the critic from Variety and could not disagree more.
    Having lived in Japan and knowing the culture and the Yakuza world,
    I find it offensive that some arm chair critic talks like he is an expert on the subject.
    Of course the probability of a Gaijin, especially an American in post WW II war Japan, being accepted into a Japanese crime family is highly unlikely. So what?
    The movie story line is realistically executed and gives us a…

  • The Commuter

    The Commuter

    ★★★

    I'm not sure if it's the directing or the editing or both, but this movie's moving snap shots are really irritating, especially in the beginning.
    The plot is a little off the wall, but I like Liam Neeson, so I stuck with it. No pain, no gain.