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THE DINNER: emotional potboiler

In the emotional potboiler The Dinner, Richard Gere plays Stan, a Congressman under a whole lot of pressure. His career-topping legislation is up for a vote tomorrow and he a few votes short. He’s navigating the perils of the 24-hour … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: THE TRIP TO ITALY – wit, more wit and amazing food

The smart and hilarious The Trip to Italy showcases the improvisational wit of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, along with some serious tourism/foodie porn. As in The Trip, the two British comics are sent off on a hedonistic road trip … Continue reading

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THE TRIP TO ITALY: wit, more wit and amazing food

The smart and hilarious The Trip to Italy showcases the improvisational wit of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, along with some serious tourism/foodie porn.   As in The Trip, the two British comics are sent off on a hedonistic road trip … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: Philomena

The title character in Philomena, is an Irish woman who was shipped off to the nuns as a pregnant teen and whose toddler was adopted without her genuine consent. Now over forty years later, she wants to find what has … Continue reading

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Philomena: an emotionally satisfying gem

The title character in Philomena, is an Irish woman who was shipped off to the nuns as a pregnant teen and whose toddler was adopted without her genuine consent.  Now over forty years later, she wants to find what has … Continue reading

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The Look of Love: someday this will all be yours

In the biopic The Look of Love, Steve Coogan plays porn king Paul Raymond, once Britain’s richest man.  Raymond turned a tawdry row of Soho strip clubs into an empire of smut magazines.  (Sharing a $500 million fortune, Raymond’s two … Continue reading

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The Trip: duelling Michael Caines

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon take a foodie road trip through the north of England.  Brydon is a compulsive impressionist, and he speaks more often in the voices of Woody Allen, Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins, Richard Burton, et al than … Continue reading

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