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I, Tonya

The 2nd film I watched on the flight home was I, Tonya. This is a 2017 film starring Margot Robbie as the titular Tonya Harding. Based on the life of former competitive figure skater Tonya Harding,the film gives viewers a … Continue reading

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I watched A Quiet Place (2018) and it’s an excellent and suspenseful film

On the plane ride coming home from London, I had an opportunity for quality downtime and I watched three recent films – A Quiet Place, I, Tonya, and Pacific Rim: Uprising. Two of these films were good. The Pacific Rim … Continue reading

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I finished watching Blade Runner 2049 over the course of a week — why did it take me that long?

I watched the original Blade Runner (1982) film years ago. Directed by Ridley Scott, I remember thinking the film was pretty interesting. Fascinating cinematography, design, etc. I don’t remember the story being all that amazing — I thought it was … Continue reading

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We saw Ocean’s 8 – good characters, not so interesting plot 

Nums and I went to see Ocean’s 8 earlier this month on a Friday night. The film is a spin-off from Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy and features an ensemble cast, including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah … Continue reading

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I watched Sunset Boulevard (1950) for the first time

On Mother’s Day, we rented Sunset Boulevard, the 1950 American film noir directed and co-written by Billy Wilder. It’s a famous American film starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden. Supporting actors and actresses include Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, and even a … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Les Misérables (2012)

My wife is a huge fan of the musical Les Misérables. I watched it once on Broadway back in the late 90’s and I didn’t find it memorable or altogether interesting. I know, I know, it’s heresy. There was a film … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Date night on Friday night! We had planned to watch I, Tonya starting Margot Robbie at 6:45 pm in Princeton, but by the time we had dropped off all the children, we were too late to make it to the … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Lady Bird (2017) – I don’t know if I get it

My first film of the new year (and literally, we went on New Year’s Day) was Lady Bird. Well, the kids also went to see Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, so the Ipes actually saw two movies this year. [Side … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

On an unexpectedly quiet Friday night, we decided to go see Murder on the Orient Express, a remake of the 1974 film, which are all based on the original Agatha Christie novel. Kenneth Branagh directed this film with an all-star … Continue reading

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After all these years, I finally watched The Godfather: Part II (1974)

All these years, here’s what I’ve heard about Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather films (Anthology? Trilogy? Trilogy.) 1. The first film is fantastic (and highly quotable.) 2. The sequel The Godfather Part II is supposed to be even better. 3. The … Continue reading

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