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The Lonely Guy (Movie Review)

A comedy is supposed to be funny. Despite a decent effort by director Arthur Miller, The Lonely Guy’s poor story and dialogue make for a poor movie. The story of a born loser could be clever and amusing, but this movie often goes the cheap route, like making too many unfunny jokes about suicide. Mix that with unlikable characters and you’ve got the recipe for a dud of a movie.

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Precious (Movie Review)

Sometimes a movie has performances so good that you need to watch it for the acting alone. Lee Daniels’s Precious is an example of this. If the storytelling and cinematic techniques employed had been as strong as the performances, it would have been one of the best films on its decade.

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Blood Diamond (Movie Review)

Edward Zwick’s Blood Diamond is a film that breaks from the mold because it deals with African conflict in a way that could emotionally impact the Western Hemisphere. It is a great story dealing with the diamond trade and how it has wrecked much of the African continent.

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The Power (1984) (Movie Review)

It’s goofy yet interesting; the acting is sometimes questionable but doesn’t get away of the movie; and while the scary parts aren’t that unique, the allure of something shocking coming of nowhere gives The Power a surprising amount of suspense.

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1981 (Movie Review)

It really makes you think back to being a kid growing up and seeing the dynamics of your various relationships change and having to react to new surroundings. It’s a film that will make you sad but also make you smile.

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