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Chick Flick Movie Series: First Third of the Year

  Here are all the movies I saw in the first third of the year for my Chick Flick Movie Awards.  I don’t know what will happen the rest of the year because movies are delayed or not being released, … Continue reading

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Documentaries You Should See: One Child Nation

One Child Nation is a film about the effects of the One Child Policy in China.  The film does not shy away from the drastic, pervasive, and often brutal actions taken by the Chinese government to control family size, as … Continue reading

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Documentaries You Should See: Three Identical Strangers

This is a documentary that starts as a feel good story and turns into a thriller. I don’t want to say too much about it, because it takes unbelievable twists and turns.  The music is also very unsettling.  It reminds … Continue reading

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Introducing the Annual Chick Flick Film Series and Awards

So, I realized three things recently. 1 I love watching films directed by women, about women. 2 I love watching You Tube movie reviews. 3 You Tube reviewers rarely review films directed by women, about women.  Don’t get me wrong, … Continue reading

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Documentaries You Should See: Amy

I knew almost nothing about Amy Winehouse before I saw this documentary.  I remembered Graham Norton joking that she “had a dead pet on her head,” and I remembered hearing a snippet of the song Rehab.  Of course I remember … Continue reading

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An American in Paris by George Gershwin

I heard this last year at the Cleveland Orchestra, when they performed the soundtrack to the movie An American in Paris with George Gershwin. Here is a short taste of the film.  Gene Kelly choreographed it, as well as starred. … Continue reading

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Documentaries You Should See: An Introduction

I love documentary films. Cleveland loves documentary films.  At the Cleveland International Film Festival, documentaries frequently win the Roxanne T Mueller Audience Choice Award for best film. I’ve seen a lot of documentaries over the year. So, I am going … Continue reading

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Get Rid of the Blockbuster: My 2020 Resolution

Now that we have started 2019, I have a wish for 2020.  I want a 20 year moratorium of the blockbuster. By this, I mean, that for 20 years, Hollywood shouldn’t make any films that cost more than $20 million. … Continue reading

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Why Don’t I Go To Movies Anymore?

I heard somewhere recently how, despite the Marvel Universe earning Scrooge McDuck level of money, overall the movie industry is doing very badly.  Fewer and fewer films are taking more and more money and more and more films are withering … Continue reading

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Poe’s Journey in The Last Jedi : Poe ends up a Mary Sue

Part 1 of Poe’s Journey Part 2 in Poe’s Journey  “Gee, golly, gosh, gloriosky,” thought Mary Sue as she stepped on the bridge of the Enterprise. “Here I am, the youngest lieutenant in the fleet – only fifteen and a … Continue reading

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