Movie library additions

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A still-to-be-completed Amazon order and a recent trip to Baltimore allowed me the opportunity to add to my DVD library. Looking forward to Michael Crichton's The Great Train Robbery and Robert Aldrich's Hustle, both of which I've never seen, and the Criterions, especially. Thrilled to have almost completed my Kubrick collection. FYI: The Baltimore DVDs…Read More

Moonrise Kingdom review

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Directed by Wes Anderson Written by Anderson and Roman Coppola I'm happy Wes Anderson is out there. Because, say what you will about him—whether his very particular style of filmmaking is to your taste—it's hard to argue against originality, which he has in spades. After Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic With…Read More

Prometheus review

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Directed by Ridley ScottWritten by Jon Spaihts and Damon LindelofI didn't have much faith that this would work. Prequels long after the fact—and 33 years is pretty damn long—rarely do. Filmmakers change. The hunger that defined Scott's early work, tales of his perfectionism on set and the stylistic rigour so evident in his films, some…Read More

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel review

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Directed by John Madden Written by Ol Parker from a Deborah Moggach novel These Foolish Things With a cast like this, in this environment, it's hard to not like The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. I've read some reviews that criticize the picture for riding too much on the charm of that cast, with too little…Read More