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I Am a Man of Infinite Possibility

Mr. Nobody (2009) I’m surprised I haven’t written a review of this film before now. Perhaps I did, but only on Facebook. My daughter, Rosanna, suggested I watch it (as she’s a fan of Jared Leto). So, what can I … Continue reading

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Singing from the Same Hymn Sheet?

A Christmas Carol (1843) This is a ghost story. It is meant to scare the Dickens out of you. In modern terms, Ebenezer Scrooge has a negative NDE (near death experience). It woke him up permanently from his self-imposed nightmare. … Continue reading

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The Sound of Silence

A Dog’s Journey This is the sequel to “A Dog’s Purpose”. In much the same way, it is instructional for those who have a hard time imagining life after death. This time the producers managed not to be controversial about … Continue reading

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Kenneth Branagh is the Old Shakespeare

All Is True Well, this is a bit awkward: the film came out in the UK in February, but there doesn’t seem to be a release date for the U.S. or Canada. Even the UK DVD release will be later … Continue reading

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Do the Dead Come Back to Life Again?

Dead Again (1991) This is a Kenneth Branagh film with a twist in the tale: the two lovers return to new lives, but they switch roles. I’m not sure that ever happens in ‘real’ life, but as this story is … Continue reading

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Kenneth Branagh is the New Olivier

One Face, Many Roles I caught the last few minutes of Thor the other night on TV and was startled to see that the director of the movie was Kenneth Branagh. I wasn’t startled that he was the director, just … Continue reading

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Is This the Real Thing or Just a Fantasy?

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai… (1984) I never saw this one during its initial cinema run. I suspect a lot of other people didn’t, as well. It had a budget of US$14M, but recouped only about half that at the … Continue reading

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