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12 Years a Slave [based on the memoir]

In pre-Civil War New York Solomon Northup lives a good life with his family and two children. He is a free man, and well educated, but then [...]
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The conjuring

Based on the true story. Or so they say. In the 1970s Roger and Carolyn Perron move into a new home with their five daughters. It’s a [...]
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Moneyball

Billy Beane is general manager of the Oakland As, and they have just lost the final game of the season. Again. And they are losing their bes [...]
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The Fighter

IMDb ; Metacritic Micky Ward is the youngest of a large family. All his life he has looked up to his older brother, Dicky, who once knocked [...]
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The blind side

I was a bit uncertain about this film. It sounded just a bit too heart-warming, as though it'd be full of overly sentimental "and everyth [...]

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Milk

Despite my long stated policy of not reading reviews until after I've seen a film I've come across quite a few views on this film. Mostly [...]

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Changeling

It is 1920's Los Angeles and single mother Christine Collins is trying to raise her boy. One Sat she is called in to work and when she re [...]

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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford [based on the book]

I loved this film. I loved everything about it. The acting was brilliant. The way the story unfolded. The narration. The casting. The scener [...]
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Hotel Rwanda

This is a film with impact. The opening voice-over is a speech on the radio, an anti-tutsi speech, broadcast on Hutu Power radio, over a [...]
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