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Trial by Fire

The film plods at points, trudging along, and there are a few misguided narrative "devices" tacked on, but still, "Trial by Fire" bristles with anger.

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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

A work of pop cinema so blissfully, albeit brutally, entertaining that you come out of it feeling even more resentful of its multiplex neighbors for…

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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My key central barometer

From Dr. Jan Richard Goldsmith:

I hope that you are soon well and recovered from your illness. Reading the many various movie reviews, while your review is not amongst them, has little to no relevance for me.

It is your review, and only your review, that has been my "key central barometer" for my deciding whether or not to consider seeing a movie for the past many decades. Therefore, from a rather self-serving prospective, it is essential that you get well and rebegin to write your movie reviews. That is how relevant your work contributions have long been to me.

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