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  • Waiting for the Barbarians

    Waiting for the Barbarians

    ★★★★

    Supported the Cinema Arts Theater in Fairfax with this rental. This was a solid drama with a great performance from Mark Rylance and another solid supporting performance from Robert Pattinson. Johnny Depp doesn't do much in this but he gets to wear some pretty great costume pieces including these amazing glasses that I want. I liked this director's past movie Embrace the Serpent but was mixed on his last, Birds of Passage, and I was kind of in the mid…

  • John Lewis: Good Trouble

    John Lewis: Good Trouble

    ★★★★

    Supported Film at Lincoln Center with this rental

    Fits well with CNN's other political profile documentary on RBG from a few years ago that paints the picture well of the remarkable career John Lewis has had from his days in the civil rights movement to his long run in congress. Lots of great interviews and Lewis' current stances on what is going on these days in the government and being very frank about the people he wanted to lose the 2018 election and why. He is a hero and this is a great showcase as to why.

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  • Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

    Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

    ★★★★½

    I've seen three of Gloria Grahame's most famous movies, It's a Wonderful Life, Crossfire, and her Oscar winning turn in The Bad and the Beautiful, but I didn't know her crazy and controversial life story until preparing to see this movie and of course seeing it played out. Annette Bening gives a divine performance embodying Gloria Grahame in her final years trying to get back on her feet as an actress in the London theater scene who meets and falls…

  • The Promise

    The Promise

    ★★★★½

    Why is no one seeing this is incredible!!! It's a hard sell but it really moved me. Well one thing the title was not a good fit. Makes it sound like a Nicolas Sparks movie. Like Chastain in Zookeeper's Wife, Oscar Isaac's accent was a little bothersome at first but his performance overcomes it. The beginning is a little dry but once they get into the genocide it's really moving and heartbreaking. I knew nothing about this before so I really was…