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Terse Movie Reviews – Australia, dir. by Baz Luhrmann

Australia is not nearly the terrible movie it’s financial failure – at least in this country – would have you believe.  It’s also not the great, undiscovered gem you might think, either.  But your enjoyment probably depends upon your tolerance for obviously fake special effects and also how monstrous you find Nicole Kidman’s botoxed-forehead.  I can remember when she used to be beautiful – more-than beautiful, but at this point I’m a straight man who’d rather make out with Hugh Jackman than her.

If you like, you can buy my copy here.

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The Best Picture Project – Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Dir. by Robert Benton

Screenplay by Robert Benton, from the novel by Avery Corman

Starring Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander and Justin Henry

Of all the movies I’ve watched over the long, long duration of this project, Kramer vs. Kramer is probably the one I most anticipated getting into, because it’s a triple-threat of things that interest me: Continue reading

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