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Lean on Pete

Lean on Pete

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Charlie Plummer, the 18 year old actor is terrific. He plays a kid named Charlie who has no mom and the dad he has is prone to run off with his newest fling and leave Charlie to ...

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Isle of dogs

Isle of dogs

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Wes Anderson’s isle of dogs is a smart satirical and poignant comment on our social fabric. This “mythical” story of banned dogs on a Japanese dump island is a learning experience ...

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Beirut

Beirut

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I am a sucker for a good spy vs spy, intrigue, or Mid East thriller. This movie is topical as well as believable. Of course they’d add the dumb car chase just to keep the formula ...

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Chappaquiddick

Chappaquiddick

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I admired Ted Kennedy, I thought he cared about people and stood up for the underdog in the Senate. I had questions about Chappaquidick but I always thought it was an accident and ...

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Game night

Game night

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Ok I went. Not my usual kind of movie. Plot is about a murder mystery set up hoax at a friends house to add some pizazz to their surburban life, i guess. But a real event takes ...

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The Rider.  A Terrific movie.

The Rider. A Terrific movie.

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A very touching portrait of a family. Mom’s gone. Dad is a man who has an older son in near vegetative state in a local rehab facility after he was injured while bull riding. ...

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The Alamo is about to begin, get your popcorn

The Alamo is about to begin, get your popcorn

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Well all the players are now assembling for the grand finale. In this epic battle of justice and truth,(can you see Frederek Marsh in 1960 Inherit the Wind?, versus lies and ...

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Love, Simon

Love, Simon

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He’s just a normal, maybe nicer than average, teenage boy growing up in a loving suburban home in Atlanta. With one secret. He’s gay, but hasn’t figured out the right way to ...

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Love, after love.

Love, after love.

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First time director Russell Harbough has a keen eye. Simple story. Dad, the patriarch dies. Everyone else lives, or tries to. The theme is grief and when it gets contaminated with ...

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Sweet Country, except for the people

Sweet Country, except for the people

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1920’s was no place to be if you were an Aboriginal Australian. Or a woman. The story takes place in the vastly beautiful Australian outback. An Aboriginal man defends himself ...

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