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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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Joel’s review of The Godfather (1972)

This weekend, my wife Namita borrowed The Godfather on Blu-ray from our local library. I remember attempting to watch this years ago, but I fell asleep during my viewing. I knew everyone found this to be an amazing film, but … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Arrival (2016)

I started watching Arrival (2016) on a flight to Dallas, but didn’t finish the 2nd half until I had a chance to request the Blu-ray disc via Netflix this week. From what I watched initially, I was absolutely fascinated by the look … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Neerja (2016)

I read a Geekdad article a few days ago titled ‘Airlift’ and ‘Neerja’: A New Breed of Bollywood Film about two new historical Bollywood films that weren’t the typical song and dance musical.  One of them was Neerja, a based-on-true-events … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Rebecca (1940)

We rented Rebecca, the first film Alfred Hitchcock made in Hollywood and the only one that won a Best Picture Oscar. Starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. It was….. somewhat interesting. Here’s a synopsis I found on IMDB: A shy ladies’ companion, … Continue reading

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