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  • 9

    Rookie Season

    Monday, January 24, 2022 12:28:34 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    I'm not a racing fan, but this was a really interesting story about a race team and the trials it went through, before finding some success. I found myself really enjoying it. The combination of the experienced Welsh driver and the American rookie was a good one.

  • 9

    The Matrix Resurrections

    Monday, January 24, 2022 11:16:13 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    All the flashbacks to the original series were perfect. Neo still can kick a--. Well worth it if you loved the original. Storyline came together for me. Go see it!!

  • 10

    Scream

    Monday, January 24, 2022 10:17:39 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    A scary masterpiece.

  • 10

    The Tiger Rising

    Sunday, January 23, 2022 6:43:20 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE THIS MOVIEEE

  • 10

    The Tiger Rising

    Sunday, January 23, 2022 6:42:28 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    I LOVE THIS MOVIEEE NOTHING BAD ABOUT IT

  • 4

    Benedetta

    Sunday, January 23, 2022 3:02:43 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    There's an assimilation to Arnold Schwarzenegger's dream about reality in "Total Recall". You see a good example of those dual realities later in the movie, when the plague hits; Benedetta tells the crowd in Pescia that Jesus will protect them, then she orders a soldier to shut the city gates, instituting a sort of lockdown! It once more shows her dual nature as a believer and politician. The Church does not prohibit sexual relations, except for members of the clergy. We humans are, fundamentally, animals, right? We've a body and instincts. Benedetta does not resist the call of the flesh, but why would she resist it? Science tells the truth, legends tell stories. Thatís how we see it. The film shows what religion prohibits, especially with regard to sex. The hypocrisy and corruption is at the heart of the religious authorities. Not all mystics believed in Jesus as a means to obtaining positions of power, but mysticism is often the only way for a woman to climb the social ladder. The issue of blasphemy is also shifting, ambivalent, with the accusation bandied about between characters. Yes, blasphemy works both ways. Religion forbids things, as if it's possible to lock away impulses, desire, urges and the unconscious in a little box. Except it doesnít work like that. Itís important not to reduce the d**do to an immature prank, the desire to shock. It makes sense in the overall narrative of the film. History advances and evolves over the centuries, but it's always subjected to contradictory currents and the advances of civilization. You think that freedom has been won, but no, we get the feeling that a period movie always resonates with the present. We should be happy that in the partisan times we are living in, this film blurs boundaries, with mystery. By Gregory Mann

  • 9

    Lansky

    Sunday, January 23, 2022 2:54:58 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    The film is entertaining and moves along at a steady pace. The heart and soul of it, though, is Harvey Keitel, as the older Lansky, giving his best performance in years. Well worth seeing.

  • 10

    Lansky

    Sunday, January 23, 2022 2:51:08 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Harvey Keitel gives an Oscar worthy performance

  • 8

    American Underdog

    Sunday, January 23, 2022 2:42:19 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Kurt Warner, the former quarterback whose unexpected rise to fame, and the relationships that were the foundation for his success, are chronicles in the new film "American Underdog". The film is an uplifting story that demonstrates that anything is possible when you have faith, family, and determination. It's the classic Cinderella sports story of hidden talent rising to the top. Itís a tale of determination, perseverance against incredible odds, and of family; all of the themes that mean so much to us all. Warner, a true-life hero whose exploits and life story are as compelling as a comic legendís world-saving deeds. Sometimes that means recreating an outfit exactly, sometimes it means finding a story in a piece of jewelry or clothing that helps the character identify. More vibrant colors, sharper lines; that kind of thing. The film sources much of the clothing at thrift shops and altered them and she makes sure to subtly reflect her evolving social status. The journey is defined by perseverance. Thatís who we're and what really makes the two of them tick. It's a rags-to-riches story. People should be ready to step into new and bigger things, and to not allow their circumstances to define them. "American Underdog" is both a football movie and an inspirational, emotional story for families to share. The film gives people the ability to dream for their own life, to unite with others, to focus on the things that are important in this life, to celebrate not just accomplishments but purpose. The film represents a beacon of hope that stirs the soul; no matter our circumstances, no matter how hard it's, if we never give up, the realization of a dream is always within reach. Anyone lucky enough to be in love will recognize that humility, inner strength, faith, grace, motivation, and a focus on what really counts in life, makes anything possible. This era can lean on the bulky side. (3,5) By Gregory Mann

  • 3

    About Endlessness

    Sunday, January 23, 2022 2:13:13 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    "About Endlessness" is taking place just before an apocalypse. It's very pessimistic to think we're living in such a moment. Let us remember that life is not eternal. In some periods in your life, especially when you're young, you experience this hubris. You think you're invulnerable, that you will always win. That's very characteristic of young and strong people. It's about optimism represented by youth, but also war and despair, and the absence of 'God'. The war scenes depict the losers. Winners are not interesting. Because we're all losers in some sense. It's important to acknowledge that in the end no one is a winner. Life is a tragedy. Is there always a balance between hope and despair? The main theme is the vulnerability of human beings. And it's a hopeful act to create something showing vulnerability. Because if you're aware of the vulnerability of existence, you can become respectful and careful of what you've. The film emphasizes the beauty of existence, of being alive. The film shows existence in all it's aspects: that includes functionalism, modernism, Stalinism. It's a mixture of multiple ambitions to create houses, to create societies. But of course, to get that, you need to have a contrast. You need to show the bad side, the cruel side of existence. Looking at art history, for example, a lot of paintings are very tragic. But even if they depict cruel and sad scenes, by painting them the artists have in some way transferred the energy and created hope. You can't find this sharpness in film history; the background has to be out of focus. The film illuminates much that's unpleasant and unmoored about us, but this illumination is motivated by a moral responsibility and a love of humanity. And you've to be thankful for the time you've left. By Gregory Mann