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Movie Review – Invisible Life

Director: Karim Ainouz Starring: Julia Stockler, Carol Duarte Year: 2019 A foreign film that didn’t make the short list for the Academy Awards, Invisible Life is nevertheless a powerful non-English feature that tells a haunting tale, if in a fashion that won’t excite audiences to run to their nearest friend and tell them the wondrous

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Movie Review – Underwater

Director: William Eubank Starring: Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, TJ Miller Jessica Henwick, John Gallagher Jr, Mamoudou Athie Year: 2019 The best film of 2020 is here!  OK, lame joke, but Underwater almost deserves the chance to hold the title, for a little while at least, because it almost works so much more than we really

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Sports – NFL Picks 2019, Championship

Here are my NFL Championship Picks (5-3 for the postseason, 153-102-1 for the regular season) Bye teams: none   Ten @ KC GB @ SF  

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Movie Review – Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Director: Celine Sciamma Starring: Noemie Merlant, Adele Haenel Year: 2019 To some, Portrait of a Lady of Fire is pure genius, a work of art, untouchable, magnificent, above critique; to me it’s a snooze.  And it’s not that I disagree completely with those who loved it; I also think that it was lovely, a painting

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Movie Review – Honey Boy

Director: Alma Har’el Starring: Noah Jupe, Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges Year: 2019 I’m sure my kids are getting tired of the story of Shia LaBeouf watching all his movies in chronological order in a theatre he rented out for the purpose, but I think that event was important somehow, not just to Shia but to

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Movie Review – The Two Popes

Director: Fernando Meireelles Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins Year: 2019 This is the part Jonathan Pryce was born to play, twenty-three years after another role as an Argentinian; Juan Peron in Evita.  Pryce is 72, only a couple years younger than Pope Francis when he took the took over the papacy, and he looks just

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