Movie Reviews

Sherlock Jr. Movie Poster Image
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Clever, fun-filled intro to silent movies (with subtitles).
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1924)
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Hugo Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Peter and the Wolf Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Dark, superb short film introduces kids to classical music.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Battle Royale Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Ultraviolent Japanese cult movie came before Hunger Games.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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What's on Your Plate? Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Excellent docu teaches Fast Food Nation-like lessons.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Chops Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Inspiring documentary about high school jazz musicians.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Ratcatcher Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Gritty yet beautiful coming-of-age film too dark for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Elephant Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Powerful, provocative depiction of high school shootings.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Amarcord Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Fellini's bawdy coming-of-age film is brilliant but mature.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1974)
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Zero Dark Thirty Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Intelligent, uncompromising drama is violent and complex.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Brazil Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Inventive, prophetic black comedy; lots of violence, mayhem.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1985)
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All About My Mother Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Thought-provoking Almodovar drama; lots of sex, profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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The Player (1992) Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Noir masterpiece has nudity, lots of strong language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Exceptional, intense, complex crime drama resonates.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Deadwood: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Beloved profanity-laced Western gets a fab final sendoff.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Movie Poster Image
age 8+
The best of the original series, but the most intense, too.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1980)
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City Lights Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
A screen gem. Youngsters and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Superman II Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Witty, action-packed superadventure with big themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1981)
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The Best of Beakman's World Movie Poster Image
age 8+
A decidedly un-dry science show.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Mad Hot Ballroom Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Enchanting dance documentary hits all the right beats.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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