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reviewed The Impossible. January 25
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'The Impossible' Starring Naomi Watts & Ewan McGregor
Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor star as parents who take their three sons to Thailand on vacation where they become victims of the deadly tsunami of 2004.      Every minute of this true …
reviewed Two Jews Oscar Picks 2013. February 19, 2013
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Two Jews Oscar Picks 2013
2012 was a great year for films.       We had an old fashioned spaghetti western that blended over the top comedy, violence and the horror of slavery from the always exceptional …
reviewed The Impossible. December 18, 2012
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'The Impossible' Starring Naomi Watts & Ewan McGregor
By Joan Alperin Schwartz   'The Impossible' starts out on an airplane.  A lovely British family, Maria Bennet (Naomi Watts), her husband, Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three young …
reviewed J. Edgar (2011 film). September 28, 2012
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J. Edgar
Throughout an illustrious directing career Clint Eastwood has delivered outstanding movies such as Unforgiven, Mystic River, and Million Dollar Baby, for which he has won five Academy Awards, for best …
reviewed J. Edgar (2011 film). September 16, 2012
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J. Edgar
This speculative biopic of the controversial FBI director stars Leonardo DiCaprio. The story opens in 1970, as Hoover is dictating his history of the Bureau; in flashbacks, we see his pivotal role the …
reviewed J. Edgar (2011 film). June 19, 2012
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J. Edgar
DiCaprio seems to amaze me with his string of exceptional performances (Blood Diamond, Catch Me If You Can, The Aviator, Inception, Shutter Island) and he once again delivers as the founder of the FBI …
reviewed J. Edgar (2011 film). November 30, 2011
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J. Edgar
Eastwood's filmic account of Hoover the Voracious, the Fastidious, the Venal - self-aggrandizing, mother's son, political paranoiac, closet queer, social inept, vindictive bureaucrat - exudes …
reviewed J. Edgar (2011 film). November 23, 2011
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J. Edgar
Possible Spoilers Alert. I really enjoyed this film. I found it quite fascinating that the FBI had such a hard battle to get initiated into American government and that each new President wanted to fire …
reviewed J. Edgar (2011 film). November 16, 2011
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J. Edgar
I rated J. Edgar a four based on Leonardo's DiCaprio's performance.   Clink Eastwood slow placing seems completely appropriate to me in this film, although I have read many reviews complaining …
reviewed J. Edgar (2011 film). November 10, 2011
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J. Edgar
Star Rating:         Leonardo DiCaprio has proven himself a masterful actor, but his performance in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar is sure to put him on the same shelf as …
reviewed J. Edgar (2011 film). November 09, 2011
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J. Edgar
One of my longstanding fascinations with history is the way we deify or vilify historical figures. Yes, we all know that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson preached big words about freedom while holding …
reviewed J. Edgar (2011 film). November 08, 2011
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J. Edgar
      By Joan Alperin-Schwartz      Every once in awhile, you experience a performance by an actor that simply blows your mind...And that's …
reviewed J. Edgar (2011 film). November 02, 2011
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J. Edgar
             There is no question that J. Edgar is a remarkable man. He is the father of the Federal Bureau of Investigations and revolutionized the logistics of crime …
reviewed You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2.... September 25, 2010
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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER   Written and Directed by Woody Allen   Starring Josh Brolin, Naomi Watts, Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins and Freida Pinto      …
reviewed You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2.... September 25, 2010
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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
"It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."      A narrator uses this Shakespeare quote to open Woody Allen's "You Will Meet a Tall …
reviewed The International. July 08, 2010
The International
Lots of crime movies come out of Hollywood every year. Many of them deal with secret agents gone awol, being betrayed, or doing something they shouldn't be. Many of these films are played out in the context …
reviewed The International. January 03, 2010
The International
THE INTERNATIONAL is another of those loud films that seeks to inform the public of just how corrupt every country is when it comes to banking and the sale of illegal arms. The story is slight as written …
reviewed The International. September 30, 2009
The International
-"The IBBC is a bank. Their objective isn't to control the conflict, it's to control the debt that the conflict produces. You see, the real value of a conflict, the true value, is in the debt that it …
reviewed The International. July 31, 2009
The International
Clive Owen plays an intrepid Interpol agent who's obsessed with a big, bad bank; but every time he tries to bring it down legally someone dies. He might have to take the law into his own hands.     Na …
reviewed The International. July 10, 2009
The International
The International stars Clive Owen as a Agent who realizes that the case he's working on has more twists and turns than Lombard Street.  Even though it has a layered plot and Naomi Watts the movie …
reviewed The International. April 14, 2009
The International
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):     1. Clive Owen plays a grungy Interpol agent trying to bring down an unscrupulous bank, but keeps running into dead ends - literally.   2. …
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