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Maggie Smith rocks in Quartet

INSPIRED – Who doesn’t love Maggie Smith? She’s one of those rare actors who is universally adored. Introduce me to someone who doesn’t love Maggie Smith and I’ll refuse the handshake. And administer a swift donkey kick. Well, if you thought Downton Abbey was the ultimate gift to your Maggie Smith jones, along comes a little indie film called Quartet.  Maggie … Continue reading

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The Intouchables a pragmatic love story not to be missed

INSPIRED – What constitutes the perfect friendship? The Intouchables goes a long way toward answering that loaded question with a story of profound wisdom and restrained grace. Philippe suffered a paragliding accident and is now confined to a wheelchair, paralyzed from “neck to toe.” He hires Driss, an immigrant slacker from Senegal, as his personal valet. Philippe … Continue reading

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Bernie gets under your skin

INSPIRED – Bernie tells the true story of Bernie Tiede, a gentle caretaker who shot in cold blood a wealthy elderly woman whom he’d befriended, though the whole town of Carthage, Texas hated her. Bernie may seem part Christopher Guest mocumentary and part Errol Morris human interest fascination documentary, but  it is undoubtedly a Richard Linklater film of … Continue reading

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Shame Earns its Name

INSPIRED – It’s a tough film to watch. It earned an NC-17 rating for good reason. It tackles a subject matter many find somewhat redundant – sexual addiction – and it is the most honest film about the depravity of man’s darkest self-indulgence and masochistic behavior since Last Tango In Paris. Shame stars Michael Fassbender as ‘Brandon,’ a nebulous … Continue reading