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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★½

    "Seeing home doesn't help us get there, Captain." ~ Commander Bolton

    I was rather numb leaving the theater. I felt like I had just survived World War II. I cried, I shivered, I cheered, I jumped in my seat. And I honestly can't remember a war film that made me feel so much a part of the action, the anguish, the despair and fatigue. Kudos to writer-director Christopher Nolan for making what could arguably be the best film about World…

  • A lady fights back

    A lady fights back

    ★★★

    Short Documentary - Director Herbert Morgan brings us the story of the ill-fated French luxury liner known as the SS Normandie. When launched in 1935, she was more than 1,000-feet long, with 11 decks and 22 elevators. Her capacity was 2,000 passengers and 1,300 crew members. The narration by producer John Nesbitt describes the ship's indoor pool, film theater, 700-seat dining room, and 189 chefs preparing food.

    Then, as France went to war with Germany, the Normandie was decommissioned in…

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★½

    No hay banda! It's all a tape. Il n'est pas de orquestra. It is... an illusion! ~ Bondar at Club Silencio

    This magnificent movie will mess with your mind. Over a five-hour period on Saturday night, I watched this film carefully, read up about it on the Internet, and watched it again with frequent pauses and rewinds. I know I liked it. I think I get it. But one never knows for sure with David Lynch.

    SPOILER ALERT - SPOILER…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★

    Notes on my "Interstellar" Experience (not a review).

    Based on what I'd read from others on Letterboxd, I decided to splurge and pay the extra to see the 70mm version. I went to the 1:30pm showing to avoid the evening crowds, but the cinema was still about 80% full. I had to sit much closer to the screen than I normally would, but at least I got a spot dead center for optimum audio effect.

    First impression: I was bothered…