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  • My Voyage to Italy

    My Voyage to Italy

    ★★★★½

    Italian-American director Martin Scorsese revisits the Italian movies he watched with his parents as a young man, exploring the ways these films informed his career.

    Oddly, Scorsese wound up marrying Isabella Rossellini, the daughter of the most prominent director featured in this four hour documentary.

    If you enjoy movies and want to learn more about them: this is heaven sent.

  • The Old Man & the Gun

    The Old Man & the Gun

    ★★★★★

    This poignant, reflective film based on the life of bank robber Forest Tucker (Robert Redford), follows him as he falls in love with a woman, Jewel (Sissy Spacek), and develops a begrudging respect for the latest detective working his case, John Hunt (Casey Affleck).

    I love Sissy Spacek and her later career has been a masterclass.

    David Lowery has built an impressive resume. Ghost Story and Pete's Dragon are both wonderful, understated films.

    Redord announced this would be his swan…

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  • Silence

    Silence

    ★★★★★

    In the 17th century, two Portugese Jesuit priests, Sebastião Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Francisco Garupe (Adam Driver) travel to Japan to investigate rumors their mentor Father Cristóvão Ferreira (Liam Neeson) renounced his faith.

    Upon arrival, they learn Christians in the country have been largely eradicated through torture and violence. After a long and difficult search, Rodrigues finds Ferreira and confirms he committed apostasy and works with the Japanese government to eliminate Christian resistance.

    Rodrigues is given a choice: he can…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★½

    Thirty years after the events in Return of the Jedi, not much has changed. The First Order, a splinter group from the evil empire, is terrorizing the galaxy. Leia still leads the resistance. Han has returned to smuggling. C-3PO is still annoying.

    Both sides are desperately searching for Luke Skywalker, the last surviving Jedi. After one of his trainees went berserk, Luke went into a self-imposed exile.

    The Resistance has located a map to his location and send their best…