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The Occasional Movie Review

It’s a holiday weekend, and I’m trying to see if I can catch up on some couch time… It’s a given that sequels are rarely up to the task when it comes to matching up to their predecessor. The reasons why are a mystery–the same cast, same writers, director, etc. should all add up to …

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The Occasional Movie Review

Allow me to do some level setting before I get into the heart of this review: I did not read comic books as a kid. I wasn’t ever a big fan of superheroes. I don’t know the backstory on all of them, nor┬áhave I learned about any of the strong storylines for the characters over …

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The Occasional Movie Review

Indie films are hit-or-miss: sometimes, these limited-release movies are true gems. Sometimes, they’re just a waste of time. Hello, My Name Is Doris is one of those gems, for several reasons: Sally Field is amazing in this movie, the story and script is spot on, and the ending is brilliant. Doris is an eccentric, shy, …

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The Occasional Movie Review

There are remarkable films out there that do wonderful things with a very simple┬ástory, like this one: an Indian immigrant and his family make their way to France where they open a restaurant and he becomes one of the most celebrated chefs in Paris, but he finds fame lacking. But that is basically the plot …

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