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The Fortune

Turning up on Amazon Prime’s streaming service like a lost sock, Mike Nichols’ forgotten comedy is a star-powered throwback to the screwball comedy era, top-lined by Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty. Comedy and period revivals were a big deal in the 70’s, from What’s Up Doc? To The Sting, but The Fortune, despite an illustrious […]

The Fortune
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Escape From Pretoria

Two white South African men are for fighting for equal civil rights. However, whilst trying to spread their message using leaflet bombs they are arrested and charged to 10 years in one of the countries most notorious prisons, Pretoria. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4.5 out of 5. Daniel Radcliffe stars Tim Jenkin in this one of a […]

Escape From Pretoria – MOVIE REVIEW
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SEX, DRUGS & BICYCLES (2020)

Greetings again from the darkness.  For anyone who still believes documentaries are dry and boring, the cure is this latest from Jonathan Blank, a filmmaker who returns to Holland 25 years after his first documentary, SEX, DRUGS & DEMOCRACY (1994). Entertaining and informative is a terrific blend as Mr. Blank uses interviews, statistics, and animation […]

SEX, DRUGS & BICYCLES (2021, doc)
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Those People Next Door (1953)

During the war, a titled family object to their squadron leader son’s engagement to the daughter of a factory worker. This is a film I watched due to the desire to expand my repertoire of films. Amazon Prime certainly is the place to find the sorts of films people forget. It’s also quite an obscure […]

These People Next Door (1953)
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Carnival Row

 Amazon Prime          Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne   Jarred Harris   Suspense, Fantasy, Drama A serial killer is loose in Carnival Row, and the government turns a blind eye (as always) to lower class citizens. The human Rycroft Philostrate (bloom) is a detective or P.I. looking into the deaths of some fae […]

Carnival Row
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Boxing in Japan before the cherry blossoms are “In Full Bloom”

One hundred and twenty-seven years of boxing pictures, and a little indie film comes along and shows us the ring in ways we haven’t seen before. “In Full Bloom” is a patient, simple post-war parable of fighters — cultures in collision, dreams and disappointment. It’s set in Japan and is filled with beautiful images of […]

Movie Review: Boxing in Japan before the cherry blossoms are “In Full Bloom”
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Drishyam 2

What is the movie about? :: Georgekutty (Mohanlal) and Rani (Meena), along with their daughters Anju (Ansiba Hassan) and Anu (Esther Anil) have become richer after those earlier incidents, as the former has now bought some land, and started a film theatre by the name Rani. Their neighbour Saritha (Anjali Nair) is a victim of […]

Drishyam 2
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First Glance: “Coming 2 America”

It’s hard to believe it’s been thirty-three years since Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall let loose in “Coming to America”. That John Landis comedy was a surprise hit that ended up being 1998’s third highest grossing film at the US box office. Over the years it has maintained its legions of fans mainly due to […]

First Glance: “Coming 2 America”
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One Night in Miami – Review

One Night in Miami is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. By I. Simon Actors going onto directing features often tends to fascinate me, a reason being that I like seeing whatever they might’ve learned from directors they’ve worked with and how they apply that to their own feature. In the case of One Night […]

One Night in Miami – Review
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Amazon Prime In February 2021

Amazon next month (February 2021) plans to add 58 new TV shows and movies to its Prime streaming lineup, including six originals. The new titles will include Bliss, an Amazon original movie starring Owen Wilson as a recent divorcee who meets a homeless woman (Salma Hayek) who believes her world of poverty is a computer…

Amazon Prime In February 2021: 58 New Titles
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Film Review – One Night in Miami (2020)

One Night in Miami (2020)

Director – Regina King (The Finest)

Cast – Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr., Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree

Plot – A fictionalized account of the night of February 25th 1964, a night where cultural icons Malcolm X (Ben-Adir), singer Sam Cooke (Odom Jr.), NFL player Jim Brown (Hodge) and […]

Film Review – One Night in Miami (2020)
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One Night in Miami

One Night in Miami may be fictional, but the realness it brings with these four historical figures grounded as friends is really captivating!!! Real Rating: 4.5 Hotel Rooms What I Like: -The writing for this film was superb, it really puts a human view on these four historical figures during the Civil Rights Movements and […]

One Night in Miami
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MMT Minute Thoughts on ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI

(L-R) Leslie Odom Jr., Eli Goree, Kingsley Ben-Adir and Aldis Hodge star in ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI. Photo: courtesy of Amazon Studios. “The more I learned about them, the more it seemed natural they would have been drawn to one another. They were unapologetic in their art. They were unapologetic in their political beliefs. And […]

MMT Minute Thoughts on ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI

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