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If I Were You

If I Were You

Marcia Gay Harden gave a Judi Dench of a performance in this contrived comedy that ultimately shines because of star quality acting.

Harden is subtle, reserved, and refined, even while making Lucy Ball like faces. Her performance glued me to my seat waiting for her next line. Leonor Watling was charming as the mistress to Harden's wife. Filmed in Toronto, the apartments and street scenes were lovely. There are just so many reasons to watch this film. The film gets 3.75 out of 5 and a 5 for 5 for Marcia Gay Harden

Mary-Lou ("Tamid oto chalom" ) 2009

Mary Lou

Eytan Fox' television homage to the Israeli rock star Svika Pick.

How to Survive a Plague

How to Survive a Plague

I am grateful for a community capable of such honorable and successful action.

Homeland S1

Michael Cuesta is brilliant, fucking brilliant (Spoiler Alert if you have not yet seen Season 1)

The Crimson Petal and the White

The Crimson Petal and the White

Excellent BBC Drama focusing on the condition of women in late 19th Century London. Dark, painful and brilliantly acted to rise above.

Chico & Rita

Just beautiful with a soundtrack to match.

From Fernando Trueba comes another gem of a film, this time it is animated

Those Crazy Oscars

THE OSCARS: Billy Crystal called it "rich people giving golden statues to each other" and that is about it. What a mixed up, messed up collection of elitist bullshit.

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