Category: Movies

A Silent Voice

I really enjoy Japanese anime especially the excellent films made lately. Koe No Natachi (A Silent Voice) is an outstanding story about a bullied deaf girl and the impact of the bullying not only on her but also on the bully and all those around them…

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BladeRunner 2049

Blade Runner (1982) is an all-time favorite film for me and so I was super excited to go see the new requel Blade Runner 2049! It’s set 30 years in the future (but filmed 35 years later). Harrison Ford reprises his iconic role as the original…

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LION

I finally decided to watch LION, the motion picture that got a lot of attention during last award season. It’s based on a true story about an Indian boy who gets lost one night on a train and eventually gets adopted by an Australian family and…

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The Ratings Game

I find it interesting how movies are rated on Rotten Tomatoes which is rather deceiving. For example, I will use the following top 5 superhero films to explain how it works: The Dark Knight (2008) Iron Man (2008) Spider-man 2 (2004) Logan (2017) Wonder Woman (2017)…

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Wonder Woman

I went into this film on the heels of an avalanche of hype and hysteria you rarely see especially for a comic book movie so my expectations were through the roof but I have to confess that it more than lived up to all the praise.…

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Cast Away

Sometimes movies get better with time because we change and grow. That is the case with the movie “CAST AWAY” (2000) starring Tom Hanks. I remember really liking the film back when I first watched it but it wasn’t a perfect 10 at that time to…

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The Voice without a Face

Marni Nixon passed away in 2016 at the age of 86. Most people won’t probably recognize her name or even her face but they surely will recognize her incredible talent and amazing career. She was the voice that sang on legendary films such as “The King…

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Italian American

Martin Scorsese is one of my favorite directors of all-time. It’s not because he’s a fellow Italian American, but of course that doesn’t hurt. I have always loved his films. I grew up near the same place he did (I was raised in New Jersey and…

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Zootopia

I took my kids to see Disney’s newest animated film “Zootopia” which has been getting rave reviews and killing it at the box office so there were high expectations. Well, I have to admit that it was wonderful and exceeded our expectations. It was so funny…

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The Cruelty of Award Shows

I used to enjoy watching award shows like the Oscars but not so much anymore as I’ve gotten older and realized how silly it all really is when you think about it. For example, when it comes to art, who do these voters from the Academy…

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