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  • Loving

    Loving

    ★★★★½

    When I was a young man in high school I once asked my teacher about why the school, a fundamentalist baptist school, had a rule against white and black kids dating. He turned to me and in his usual laughing, friendly way said, "Well, the bible says it right? Birds of a feather flock together."

    I don't know if he was joking or if he truly believed there was a verse in the bible that said that, but he was…

  • Coco

    Coco

    ★★★★★

    As colorful as an Afremov painting and full of heart. It truly celebrates the culture it represents and warms the heart.

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  • Murder on the Orient Express

    Murder on the Orient Express

    ★★★★★

    I'm gonna say something which might come across blasphemous to Agatha Christie fans. I really loved Kenneth Branagh's portrayal of Hercule Poirot, I loved it even more than I loved David Suchet's.

    My wife described it well when she said that Branagh brings heart to his portrayal of Poirot. A heart, dare I say a humanity, that seemed if not lacking at least less exhibited in earlier adaptations of what is perhaps some of the best bedside table mystery novels…

  • Absolutely Anything

    Absolutely Anything

    ★★★★

    October Scavenger Hunt 31:

    Task 12: A film featuring friendly aliens

    Okay so the aliens aren't that friendly, except to each other, but it's a comedy and the aliens are funny so I'll let it pass.

    Absolutely Anything is like Bruce Almighty except that God is replaced by aliens, Simon Pegg is the man with ultimate powers, and the movie is British. Or even better, what if Bruce Almighty had been a script written by a drunk Douglas Adams

    In…