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Movie Review | Chungking Express

An interwoven tale of love and passion in Hong Kong. Chungking Express (PN 1995.97 .C3 H66cho 2004) takes multiple stories of heartbreak and finding love and throws them together in a myriad of film mastery. All the stories revolve around a certain restaurant called Midnight Express that is frequented by the protagonists and connects them all. …

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Movie Review | The Princess Bride

It is my personal opinion that no review can do this film justice, but I will try my best to do so. Princess Bride (PN 1995.9 .C55 P75 2001) is a classic tale of adventure, true love, chases, escapes, fighting, miracles, and more. Princess Buttercup has lost her true love. Disinterested and depressed, she reluctantly is …

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Movie Review | North by Northwest

North by Northwest is a classic Alfred Hitchcock entertaining American thriller. Cary Grant plays an advertising executive who gets unexpectedly kidnapped and intermixed with working alone side a spy and the FBI to catch the criminal Vandamm. The story starts out in Manhattan and takes the viewer along on a suspenseful journey all the way …

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Streaming Documentary Review | A Poem is a Naked Person

A Poem is a Naked Person (kanopy.com) is a free-form style documentary recording singer-songwriter Leon Russell in his recording studio in northeast Oklahoma. There are fascinating scenes of Russell performing with his band, with some appearances from other acclaimed musicians. This film captures the easy-going life Russell and his friends live by to influence their …

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Movie Review | Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  The long awaited continuance of the original trilogy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens introduces us to new characters and a new story. Among the new characters are Rey, Finn, and Po. Finn in an act of courage abandons the evil first order and ends up crash landing on Jakku where he meets Rey. Rey …

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Movie Review | Unbroken

Unbroken is the miraculous survival story of Louis Zamperini. The movie is based on his real life experiences in world war 2 and the Olympics. When his plane crashes into the ocean during world war 2,  he and two other crew mates survived the crash and are left stranded with a couple of life rafts …

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Movie Review | Kimi No Na Wa (Your Name)

Kimi No Na Wa (Your Name) (PN 1995.97 .J3 J37kim 2017) is a popular animated Japanese film that covers a love story that follows two teenagers living in Japan. Mitsuha lives in the fictional town of Itomori and finds herself getting bored with the country life while Taki lives in the exciting city of Tokyo. …

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Movie Review | Just Let Go

Just Let Go (PN 1995.98 .D65 J87 2015) is a film based on the true story of Chris Williams, a devoted husband and father of 5 children who lost all but two of his sons in a car accident.  The accident itself was caused by a drunk 17-year old boy who was coming home from …

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Streaming Documentary Review | Amy: The Tragic Story of Amy Winehouse

A wonderful insight to the life of a superstar taken too soon. Amy documents the late jazz singer’s meteoric rise to fame through home videos, concerts, and personal interviews with close friends, family, and record producers. The interviews narrate the film while trying to navigate through the many struggles and issues Amy herself tried to …

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Movie Review | The Fugitive

The Fugitive (PN 1995.9 .A3 F84 2001) is a thrilling action movie about Richard Kimble, a prison escapee on the run, determined to solve his wife’s murder without getting caught. Kimble was wrongfully convicted of killing his wife, but is determined to clear his name and find the real person behind it all, a one-armed …

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