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Phil Kreisel
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Two last week:  Dr. Strange (in 3D) and The Arrival.  Both films with my wife.  She liked The Arrival better than Dr. Strange.  For me, it was the reverse as far as preference.  Both films were definitely worth seeing.
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JULIETA - Almodovar's latest is an amazing character study, told with what seems like a snail's pace narrative that turns into pure momentum by the end.  The acting is superb, and the cinematography is brilliant in its simplicity.  We marvel at special effects these days, but there are shots in this that take your breath away.  It's one of the only stories I have seen to express/reflect crippling guilt in such a real way.  I'm biased because I already love Almodovar, but this is even a cut above for me.  



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ALLIED (2017); based on the trailer, I was really optimistic about this one.  The first thirty minutes was smashing, and promised exactly the kind of film I was hoping for.  The rest, alas, is a ponderous slog; too languorous to work as a thriller, too detached to work as a romance. With nothing else to occupy my mind, I couldn't help but dwelling on Pitt seeming at least a decade too old for the part (not helped by his character's sister being played by the nearly two decades younger Lizzy Caplan).


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Saw ARRIVAL yesterday, and I would agree with the criticisms posted in the movie thread that is does have a couple of major plot holes, but it was fairly interesting at least.

And there is that Amy Adams thing it has going for it.

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I wasn't there, but my wife and youngest daughter saw FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM yesterday, and both came home raving about it. Sounds like there's a lot to like, for any HARRY POTTER fans out there.

Of which I am not!


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I was going to go and watch Fantastic Beasts, but at the last minute decided to switch to Arrival, as it had superior reviews.

I enjoyed it. Felt similar in quite a few ways to Contact. I felt it cheated a little in one key moment, but other than that had a nicely measured pace.
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Saw HACKSAW RIDGE today.

Wow, it was intense!

!!Fake milestone post number 4004!!


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MANCHESTER BY THE SEA – This was a very frustrating film. I went in with high hopes (which may be part of the problem), but I found this movie to be utterly pointless. I will say the acting was superb, but after about the first hour I kept thinking “when is this movie going to end?” It also suffers from the overuse of flashbacks and an overly maudlin score.  I did not hate this movie, but I certainly would not recommend it to anyone.
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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)

I didn't think it was possible for the movie to be more effective, but seeing it on the big screen increased its potency.  Normally I struggle to not weep during two or three scenes; in the theater, I felt on the verge of bawling through the entire movie.  There was an awful lot of sniffling in the theater by the time the movie's finale was done.
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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
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ASSASSIN'S CREED

I've never played the game, but based on its popularity I have to assume that it contains a compelling story; if so, no trace of it made it to the screen. What a dour, dull film.  The only thing that kept me from dozing off was the thunderous musical score.
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SING

Cute, but unremarkable. Not as funny as TROLLS, not as inventive as ZOOTOPIA, not as visually stunning as KUNG FU PANDA 3.




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LA LA LAND (2016)

A charming and sweet musical romance, although I thought it was made with more heart than musical skill.  I found neither the songs nor choreography to be especially great, but movies that are this unabashedly romantic and joyous are so rare that I'll happily cut it some slack.
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ROGUE ONE and PASSENGERS on the same day. I ended liking PASSENGERS more than a Star Wars story (for which I had no expectations to begin with.)
PASSENGERS was a good pop corn movie, but the ending could have gone with a rewrite.

Then I saw FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM the following day and I had a blast. Much better than many Harry Potter movies in my book (which is why I became slightly annoyed with the HP universe and did not bother reading the new book).


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I saw LA LA LAND and loved every bit of it - I had no issues with the songs and the choreography.  The movie unapologeically embraces the musical genre and makes for an amazing experience.  The setting is contemporary Los Angeles, but it is a perfectly pitched heightened reality.  I'm really looking forward to seeing it again.

Highly recommended as a theatreical experience - see it on the big screen and tell the projectionist to crank it!!!




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SILENCE

I attended a Jesuit high school, so I wanted to check out a movie that will be forced on students at my alma mater for years to come. 

I found it tedious. But beautiful. Shot after shot evokes classic religious art from the Renaissance and the Dutch Golden Age. Martin Scorcese and cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto really painted on the screen. 

It was nice to see Yoshi Oida and Ciaren Hinds in the same movie again 28 years after they (color-blind casting alert) played father and son respectively in Peter Brook's MAHABHARATA, although they share no scenes in SILENCE. And 30 years ago Liam Neeson played a Jesuit missionary in Roland Joffe's THE MISSION.
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A MONSTER CALLS

One of the most faithful page to film adaptations that I've seen; having read the book not that long ago, I can't think of anything that was left out or altered and only a minimal amount added.  Some of the books ambiguity was lost, but that seems inevitable with things being literalized on screen.

Only about a dozen people in the theater, but an awful lot of sniffling.
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LA LA LAND - Loved it. I do agree that it would have been that much better if Gosling or Stone where top rate singer/dancers (which they're not) but, still, I enjoyed every bit of it, especially the ending.
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ROGUE ONE: A Star Wars Story.

Enjoyed it a lot. But I think I need a second viewing to determine how it stacks up with the rest of the Star Wars films.
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Over the holidays the family and I saw FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM. All of us did not like it. The events of what happened in the movie could not be erased like in Men In Black.
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HIDDEN FIGURES

No idea how much dramatic license Hollywood took with this one, but I left the theater with a big smile on my face.
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ONE PIECE : GOLD

My son's treat. 
I have no history with the characters and their backstory so it took some time to get into the flow.
Not my favorite style of animation but there were some neat visuals thru out.

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La La Land. I thought it was a wonderful film. Looked amazing, just full of heart and pizzazz. The lighting, the music, the staging, the acting, all top notch. 
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SPLIT - Ultimately kind of pointless and not very tense but James McAvoy and Anya Taylor Joy are strong throughout, even though they don't really have much to do. 
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SPLIT at a Preview Screening, I liked it and the ending was actually unexpected...
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