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Captain Phillips (2013) ****

Captain Phillips, the film, focuses on Captain Richard Phillips, whose cargo ship, the Maersk Alabama, was hijacked in 2009 off the Somali coast by local pirates. Phillips ends up being taken off the ship as a hostage, his captures hoping to negotiate his release in return for ransom money. It is well-paced, smooth and entertaining in a nerve-wracking sort of way. 

The Way Back (2010) ***

The Way Back is an endurance story that walks the distance, until the distance gets the best of it. It ends up testing the audience’s own endurance.

True Grit (2010) *****

True Grit is a true instant Western Classic. Part of the beauty of True Grit is in how simple the story is – a girl on a mission to avenge her father’s death. Without discounting the original novel’s writing, the film’s mastery is in its screen delivery, which makes it a gem.

The Social Network (2010) ****

Would ‘The Social Network’ (film) be as interesting and attention-grabbing if it was not associated with Facebook? If indeed, it’s all fiction why associate it with the currently most popular web site? (aside, of course, from a legitimate concern for a liability lawsuit). Surely a capable team of filmmakers such as David Fincher, the director, and Aaron Sorkin, the writer, do not need to ride on someone else’s success.

The Darjeeling Limited (2007) ***

What works for this film is first and foremost its backdrop scenery of India – places, people and culture. Anderson manages to bring some of it to the screen in a convincible way and that’s a treat. But overall, despite the obvious conclusion of the brothers coming together, I was left with a “so what?!” feeling. 

Greenberg (2010) ***

If the motto of many Hitchcock movies is placing an ordinary person in unordinary circumstances, then Baumbach may be the backward spelling of Hitchcock… This is to say that the main characters in the few Baumbach films I had a chance to see, exemplify extremes of character, of various types, placed, mostly, in the most ordinary situations. Greenberg is no different.

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Game Night (2018) ****

Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, to a screenplay by Mark Perez, Game Night is a comedy-action thriller, that delivers jokes while...

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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017) ***

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American Made (2017) ****

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Far Western (2016, Japan, USA) ****

Who would have guessed that in Japan, especially post-WWII, American country music, including Bluegrass, will have not just fans, but actual talented ...

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ****

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Maudie (2016) ****

An indie bio-drama, Maudie follows the life of Nova Scotia painter Maud Lewis. The film, a Canadian-Irish production, shot to a small budget of $5.6mm...

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) ****

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Frantz (2016, France-Germany) ****

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Logan (2017) ***

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    Re: Logan (2017) ***

    I agree about the relationship with Logan and Charles - added a lot of depth, especially with the next...

    -- ed

    Re: Eye in the Sky (2015, UK) *****

    Great Review Ronen!

    -- Scott

    Re: Top Five (2014) ***

    wonderfully expressed review and very accurately describing the movie...

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    Re: Begin Again (2014) ***

    such great performers - would have expected more of.... very disappointing to hear....

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    Re: Waltz with Bashir (2008) *****

    Stunned. Speechless. This is a powerful movie. Its objectivity and lack of judgment IS its power, and...

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    Re: Inception (2010) ***

    Special effects are more than ever present even in drama movies, its almost normal that an action thriller...

    -- Alvaro

    Re: The Real Dirt On Farmer John (2005) ***

    Interesting though i was expecting more of the film.

    -- rondnor

    Re: Midnight Run (1988) *****

    great movie indeed

    -- rondnor

    Re: The Bounty Hunter (2010) *

    wont bother then

    -- superair

    Re: Stardust (2007) *****

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this movie :-)watching Robert De Niro in a dress what could be better.Enjoy

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