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Patton and the Sad Sack

Posted by T on May 24, 2015
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Patton is one of the top five movies ever — in the elite group Continue reading…

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The Baader-Meinhof Gang: Movie and Introduction

Posted by T on December 26, 2009
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The movie Der Baader-Meinhof Komplex, 2008, chronicles the first and most Continue reading…

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Casablanca (Movie, 1942)

Posted by T on April 14, 2009
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It is the late 1930’s, and everywhere in the world, from Europe Continue reading…

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Legally Blonde I & II (Movies, 2001 & 2003)

Posted by T on February 21, 2009
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A minor criticism can first be mentioned: the name of the heroine Continue reading…

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Protected: Burn After Reading (Movie, 2008)

Posted by T on January 28, 2009
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Valkyrie (Movie, 2008)

Posted by T on January 06, 2009
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This is a depiction of the July 1944 plot led by Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) to Continue reading…

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Movie. Matewan, 1987.

Posted by T on June 14, 2008
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This movie is based on an actual incident in Matewan, West Virginia Continue reading…

Movie. Copying Beethoven, 2006.

Posted by T on April 26, 2008
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A fictional story about one of the greats, well played as far as Continue reading…

Movie. The Sunshine Boys, 1975.

Posted by T on April 19, 2008
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A movie made from the [Marvin] Neil Simon stage comedy. A couple old men that worked for decades together in vaudeville are to get Continue reading…

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Protected: Movie. The Last King of Scotland, 2006.

Posted by T on March 29, 2008
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Movie. Duel

Posted by T on March 21, 2008
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David Mann (Dennis Weaver) is a non-descript middle-aged traveling salesman on a routine road trip through the California steppe, day-dreaming, listening to talk radio, worrying about a tiff with his wife the night before, when he catches up with a big, smoky, mean-looking truck. He passes it, but it then speeds up and passes him. Thus begins an hour and half of a road-rage “duel” between Mann and truck. Continue reading…

Movie. Breach, 2007

Posted by T on March 20, 2008
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This is a modern cloak and dagger based on a true story. Twenty-five year FBI man Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper) is nabbed for spying just before he would have retired. The movie depicts the FBI’s effort to catch him in the act of making a “drop” so that conviction would be certain. Continue reading…

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Movie. The Queen, 2006.

Posted by T on March 18, 2008
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The plot and message of this movie can be summarized Continue reading…

Movie. Marathon Man, 1976.

Posted by T on January 26, 2008
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The premise of this film is very simple and very implausible. Continue reading…

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Movie. The Golem, 1920.

Posted by T on January 03, 2008
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Original German: Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam (“Golem: How He Came Into the World”). This is an early silent masterpiece. It is a telling of the most famous golem-legend, which takes place in Prague during the Elizabethan period. Using astrology, kabala, and invocation of an evil spirit, Rabbi Judah Löw (Albert Steinrück) succeeds in animating a clay model of a man. With this Golem, Löw is able to defend the jews from persecution by the Empire; in addition, the Golem (played by Paul Wegener who also directs) is marshaled to kill the Gentile lover Continue reading…

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