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Trying to understand the business of movies?

I enjoy reading books on the making of movies. Like potato chips, the books come out, are read on the sofa, and you go on to the next. Every now and then, a book will stick in your mind. When … Continue reading

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Intense and Powerful – ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’

The Zookeeper’s Wife isn’t an easy movie to enjoy, but it’s so worthwhile to see. SPOILERS Continue reading

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Urban destruction, summer 2016 cinema-style

It’s summer. That means it’s time for major world cities to get destroyed by aliens, ghosts and/or superheroes. It’s also time to start investing in companies that rebuild infrastructure and buildings since if you see an alien invasion force arriving … Continue reading

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A look at ’13 Hours’ and Benghazi

There were times during “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” that the film felt as long as the hours that the contracters in the CIA Annex had to protect it from attackers in Libya.   Last summer when I … Continue reading

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See it your way: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 3 different theaters

It’s been a month. If you’ve managed to stay spoiler-free about “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, then you must be living an Internet-free life or as a recluse in an Irish island monastery – and will not be reading this. … Continue reading

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Outstanding 2015 movies: Spotlight, Concussion, The Big Short

Many 2015 films came out simply for the entertainment dollar: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Jurassic World” come to mind. There’s nothing bad about that. I enjoyed them. However, there were three outstanding reality-based films:  “Spotlight,” “The Big Short,” and “Concussion.” … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (spoilers)

I put off this review for three weeks but it’s hard to imagine that anyone who wants to see it hasn’t: 1) found a way, 2) or inadvertently, read spoilers. If you want to avoid this review, go ahead. Yes, there … Continue reading

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