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  • Tom Papa: You're Doing Great!

    Tom Papa: You're Doing Great!

    ★★★★

    Has the family life crisis dialed in. With great gags about his daughters and the fact one of them is a militant “mean girl” men should fear. Or the cat having the last laugh even on her death bed in the vets office after a life of ambiguity. Much of the show is focused on the expectations we put on ourselves and others and the overwhelming opportunity for miserable failure you can laugh at in each situation. Your weight, your…

  • I Live in Fear

    I Live in Fear

    ★★★★

    It’s hard to imagine the fear that gripped survivors of the bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima Japan. An entire generation who saw their country rise up against oppression from the world who saw them as 2nd class citizens. Good enough to fight with them against the Nazi’s but not enough to be treated as equals. Then they rebelled against the Allies and forced their hand. With intense resolve and brilliant ingenuity they surprised the world, to make their voice…

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  • The Dawn Wall

    The Dawn Wall

    ★★★★★

    Im not sure if Im more impressed with the feat of actually conquering this impossible 3000 foot Yosemite National Park wall of rock. Or the decision that Tommy Caldwell refused to reach the summit without his best friend Kevin Jorgesen and climbing partner who was stuck at pitch 15. He simply wouldn’t take hold of his life’s dream without raising his friends hand as an equal victor. Only a few men in the world even have the kind of elite…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    Christopher Nolan has crafted a masterpiece of cinema. If I could give this 6 stars I would. 
    I remember reading Alfred Hitchcock saying something to the effect "as a story teller within this visual medium we have two chief responsibilities, to manipulate time and show not tell". If you could show it without words you are responsible as a director to do so. Or else you cheat the audience he would say. Not an exact quote but that was the…