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  • Equity

    ★★★★½

  • The Sting

    ★★★½

  • Eighth Grade

    ★★★★

  • The Pride of the Yankees

    ★★★★★

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  • Equity

    Equity

    ★★★★½

    “Where did you get that green pen?” 

    In the high stakes world of stocks, trades and white collar crime the field of players is usually crowded with white males.  The realm of high finance catches the attention of the everyday public when well heeled suits are exposed and countless hard working individuals lose their life savings and are left wondering “what happened”?  

    Director Meera Menon enters into this arena but this time it is told with definitive feminine power…

  • The Sting

    The Sting

    ★★★½

    While even I myself find it interesting that I had never seen “The Sting” before now, I can easily recall why.  First and foremost is the fact that I was busy operating theaters at the time and secondly as mentioned before, Universal Pictures was difficult to deal with.  In fact, when I think back there was maybe one or two times they courted my screens for a first run.  They were quick to call if they had a dud on…

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  • Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari

    ★★★★★

    I live not too far from the Daytona Speedway in Florida and yet I have never been to a race there.  I have been stuck in traffic jams on I-4 as hordes of fans clog the roads coming or going there and I have had a birds eye view of the race track from the window of an Allegiant Airways flight departing Sanford International Airport.  It is an amazing sight to behold.

         Now that I have had the…

  • The Vanishing

    The Vanishing

    ★★★★★

    “I’m banking on your curiosity “                                    
     
    What is it in all honesty that terrifies you the most?  Ghosts?  Paranormal occurrences?  Monsters?  Chainsaw wielding psychos?  Going to the dentist?  What terrifies me the most is the unknown, the unanswered.  This is the basis of the cringe inducing torment of “The Vanishing” (1988).  The original Dutch version of the film directed by George…