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Frozen River

Dark, very well-acted film that stays realistic up to the end. An excellent performance by Melissa Leo (who was nominated for an Oscar for her role) only increases the power of this film. And, when I say DARK, I mean it is not the happiest film ever…but it is a strong, powerful film about a […]

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Anatomy of a Murder

Director Otto Preminger really proved he was a filmmaker with clout by being able to make a film like this. Even in 1959, when Hollywood was actually THINKING first and making money second, this film was a risk. First, its dialogue gets pretty graphic (for the day). Secondly, much of the second half of the […]

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