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“American Hustle” a Review by Alan Farrell

Directed by: David Russell (who also did The Fighter, dispiriting flick about one of Nature’s lesser creatures who manages at length—great length—to stand on his hind legs and beard his tormentors; then Silver Linings Playbook, dispiriting flick about one of … Continue reading

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“Lone Survivor” a review by Alan Farrell

 Directed by: Peter Berg, who also wrote the scenario, “based”evidently on the book of the same name (sorta) written by the SEAL who survived this action, Marcus Luttrell (he had a ghost… actually, twenty-some ghosts if you count his buddies … Continue reading

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“Gravity” a review by Alan Farrell

Gravity: Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón (who also wrote the screenplay with someone suspiciously also named Cuaron, no relation since the acute accent on the ultima of Curarón reveals the one as obviously from Argentina while the want of an accent … Continue reading

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“Don Jon” A review by Alan Farrell

Directed by:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt (and written by him, too, also himself).  Starring:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson (and a serious bee-sting lips, beachball hips woof), Glenn Headly, Tony Danza, Marianne Moore (the butt naked in Big Lebowski Marianne Moore… no, wait … Continue reading

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Trollhunter, a review by Alan Farrell

Directed by: Andre Ovredahl (also written by him, too, the which make him an auteur, concept requiring some transduction, I’m thinking, into Skandanavian ethos/culture, explicable perhaps by that “Andre” of obvious Mediterranean extraction coupled with the more manly and Norse … Continue reading

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Would Rothko have appreciated Deneuve?

   I don't know about him, but I always have.  A wonderful actress.  "Indochine," a great film.  I know, Sidney, there is no bikini, but…  I don't remember the CS bikini, but I do remember the Canadian lady.   On to … Continue reading

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“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”

 Since we have to wait for  Obama to speak from West Point, thereby closing down all his "off ramps," we might as well be entertained.  Thanks to Russ W. for this.  pl Download TheGoodthebadtheugly

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“The Good Shepherd” A Review

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“The Black Dahlia” – A Movie Review

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“The Guardian” – A Movie Review

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