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Dowager Countess Approved

The sixth and final season of award-winning costume drama, Downton Abbey, has come and gone.  For those of us following the adventures of the Crawley family, Sunday nights have become a bit of a lonely affair.  Cast adrift and clutching our teacups, we must now sit back and wait for writer Julian Fellowes to pen… View more

The Painted Veil

Prior to viewing director John Curran’s 2006 version of The Painted Veil, one might expect a typical romance full of clichés and predictability. This film, however, is anything but that. As the story unfolds, one is given an honest and captivating look into the minds and hearts of distant lovers. Based on the novel by… View more

J. Edgar

J. Edgar,  AFI’s 2012 Best Picture winner, is a darkly compelling biopic of the strange and powerful  leader of the FBI for almost fifty years – J.  Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) When Hoover began his career at the FBI, evidence from crime scenes was thrown away and most professionals thought fingerprinting was hocus pocus.  To… View more

Winter’s Bone

Winter’s Bone is the Oscar nominated drama based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell. The story follows a teenage girl named Ree in the search for her missing father. Ree and her family live in a remote part of the Ozarks, surrounded by a tight-knit community of meth cookers and dealers. Ree’s father has offered… View more

The Social Network

Startlingly fast-paced and desperately honest, The Social Network is a movie filled with such rapid-fire dialog and electrifying performances that the viewer can’t help but watch open-mouthed as the protagonist bares all. Jesse Eisenberg’s portrayal of  Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire founder of Facebook, is fierce, brilliant, and absolutely compelling.  Zuckerberg’s ironic fatal flaw is blatantly obvious… View more