Category Archives: 5-Star

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008, 95 minutes, Not Rated (would be R)) 5 stars out of 5

As compelling and emotionally grueling as it gets. Kurt Kuenne‘s ode to his murdered friend, Dr. Andrew Bagby (and to Andrew’s child and parents), is easily one of the best documentaries I have ever seen but also one I am … Continue reading

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Incendies (2010, 130 minutes, Rated R, subtitled) 5 stars out of 5

Highly, highly recommended. Disturbing, timely, and extremely well done. One of the best movies I have seen in a while and one that won’t soon be forgotten. The movie opens in Quebec, with the viewer introduced to twin brother and … Continue reading

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Submarine (2010, 97 minutes, Rated R) 5 stars out of 5

Highly recommended. Hilarious and just one of those movies that makes you happy. Boiled down, it’s a coming of age story about a 15-year old British schoolboy, Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts, who’s great here), growing up in 80s Wales. Oliver … Continue reading

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Lenny (1974, 111 minutes, R) 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent biopic of the controversial and pioneering standup comedian Lenny Bruce. Entirely in black in white, the movie chronicles Lenny‚Äôs early days in the 1950s comic circuit, doing impressions, bad jokes, and performing as a jazz-band opener to unappreciative audiences … Continue reading

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