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I thought A Star is Born (2018) was an interesting film

I don’t usually get excited for film musicals. I can easily enjoy a live musical playing out on stage, but the on-screen versions often bore me. Notable exceptions to that rule include Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and a … Continue reading

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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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