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Category: Historical Nugget

Reviewing something that may be good…or not

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Criterion: I Live In Fear (*****) has reason on all sides

Kurosawa, Shimura and Mifune by this point are in full swing. There is nothing in the world that matches their ability to relay a story.

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Stan & Ollie (****1/2) fills the soul of memory

“There is very little to criticize in this film. It’s purpose is to give us a close up view of the duo at a crucial time so that we could get an understanding of what it is that made their relationship seem so magical. The film is a joy, ultimately, even if we know its a last right and their blaze of glory is more of a subtle dance routine in a small theater in Ireland.”

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From Braveheart to the Outlaw King

Outlaw King will not be considered an equal bookend to Braveheart’s first part of the story of the Scottish Rebellion, but it should not be considered a failure by Mackenzie. The history presented is debatable, but it’s close enough to warrant some nice scenes and a series of muddy battles.

3.5 Stars 1

Forgotten Gem? – 2001: A Space Odyssey at 50 in IMAX

Is this one of my favorite films? Not by a long shot. It’s Kubrick’s finest 142 minutes though, and it definitely needs to be experienced by everyone at least once. Just make sure the screen is large enough to encompass what’s great about it, and make sure your stereo dulls the piercingly high register.

This film will be in 350 IMAX theaters for only one week, starting August 24. If you were ever curious, take the time to see it now.