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  • The Magic of Belle Isle

    The Magic of Belle Isle


    Nah--I didn't see the romance in this one. Even while it happened, I didn't see it.

    Still don't see it, days later. Something platonic would have worked just fine with this movie's easy vibe.

    Even so, I'm all for novels and movies about writers.

  • My Fair Lady

    My Fair Lady


    I gave this film two tries.

    I thought, come on, it's a musical. It's a classic. It's an Academy Award winner. It's Audrey Hepburn. Surely when I watched it the first time (after anticipating it for years), and I didn't fall in love with it as I watched, I must've been distracted or something, just not in the right headspace.

    Alas. I waited a few months, was in a really musical mood, and watched it over again. Still didn't like…

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  • Old Fashioned

    Old Fashioned


    I don't think this film's description does it justice, as I've found the story to be so much more than two people trying to attempt an old fashioned courtship. The style of their courtship isn't the point, so much.

    Since I read Old Fashioned as a novel before the movie released, I was already aware that the story isn't about giving folks pointers or rules on chaste dating. That would've made for a noble but likely pretty simplistic, flat tale—and…

  • The Nativity Story

    The Nativity Story


    Albeit Jesus, naturally, is a major theme in this film, the work as a whole shouldn't be relegated down to a little Christmastime-Jesus-in-a-manger story. Keisha Castle-Hughes, Oscar Isaac, and their supporting cast bring wonderful humanness to this picture, the three wise men adding some nice and unexpected humor.

    I've heard other viewers say that the actors' dialogue is "stiff" or what have you, but I’m pretty sure the filmmakers weren’t trying to portray the characters as modern and Western, speaking…