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One of the Best Movies Ever Tells of a Boy’s Perfect Christmas Gift

 A Christmas Story – 4 Stars (Excellent) A Christmas Story is arguably the best Christmas movie ever. There is no doubt that the 1984 version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol starring George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge is a … Continue reading

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Gibson’s “Apocalypto” Brings the Past Violent Mayan Life Into Our Consciousness

Apocalypto – 4 Stars (Excellent) Mel Gibson’s “Apocalypto” shows the raw, violent face of the advanced Mayan civilization in its decline, with its rulers insisting that the key to continued prosperity is to build more temples and offer more human … Continue reading

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“Annie” Rates as One of the Most Uplifting, Harrowing and Positive Broadway Musicals Ever Made

Annie – 4 Stars (Excellent) “Annie” is certainly one of the most uplifting, harrowing and positive Broadway musicals in movie history. Even if you did not see Annie as a moviegoer, you would recognize the key words to its award-winning … Continue reading

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Six Terrible, Crappy Movies That Allow Us to Recognize the Really Good Movies

About Schmidt – 1 Star (Terrible) Jack Nicholson is Warren Schmidt in this movie, an actuary whose angry, miserable life is interrupted by retirement and the sudden death of his wife when he discovers his life has no real meaning, … Continue reading

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“Chocolat” Is Moviemaking at Its Best: A Sweet Story With an Important Message

Chocolat – 4 Stars (Excellent) It is rare when you can say that a movie is so warm and wonderful that it can even overcome a manipulative, vindictive authority figure and a husband guilty of spousal abuse, but “Chocolat” manages … Continue reading

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