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**** Worth seeing
*** If you must watch a movie and there is nothing else out there
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* It’s so bad its almost good... not... These are films I walked out on, or just fell asleep
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Blaumilch Canal (Israel, Te-ah-lat Blaumilch, Int'l release title: The Big Dig, 1969) *****

Aside of its humoristic message and wonderful acting, the Blaumilch Canal is also a pearl of nostalgia, preserving the atmosphere of Israel in the late 60’s. A must watch.

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A Better Life (2011) ****

A Better Life wisely pushes its socio-political agenda to serve as the backdrop for a more humane drama. It is the story of a single, hard-working, illegal immigrant father from Mexico, living with his son in a poor neighborhood of LA.

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Black Hawk Down (2001) ***

There are quite a few moral questions that should have been presented at the heart of this story. And although some of these questions are touched upon, Ridley Scott, so it seems, is a filmmaker interested more in portrayal of violent conflicts than in moral questions.

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Fair Game (2010) ****

Fair Game is a film that covers a multitude of issues, and does so fairly effectively, in its 100 minutes or so of screen time. All in all it is an intelligent film worth watching.

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Children of Men (2006) *****

Children of Men, loosely adapted from a 1992 P. D. James novel of the same name, has a lot of elements going against it: it mixes way too many genres and subject matters into a plot that is highly inconceivable, for a setup that is not that far away into our own world’s future... Yet, almost magically, a very talented Alfonso Cuarón, who co-wrote and directed this memorable movie, makes it work.

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Ip Man 2 (2010) ****

 Ip Man 2 picks up just about where Ip Man (the first movie) left off. Here too, stereotypes damage what is otherwise an engaging film. But as with the first Ip Man movie, the film is saved by superb martial arts scenes and excellent acting on the part of Donnie Yen and the other supporting cast members.

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