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Black BarneyBlack Barney   September 22, 2016   166  
Fantastic. Great crime drama starring Chris Pine and the always amazing Jeff Bridges as a Texas Ranger trying to outwit some small-time bank robbers. Pretty boy Chris Pine takes a bit of time to grow into the role of a mastermind bank robber, but don't worry. He does. All the characters are remarkably deep. Even just a random waitress is explored to a surprising amount. The cinematography is beautiful. You really feel the big sky of Texas and it's great. Note that this isn't an action movie at...
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Black BarneyBlack Barney   September 21, 2016   150  
A French and Polish film set in a convent in liberated 1945 Poland. Countries liberated by the Red Army found themselves with a bunch of unwanted pregnancies resulting from gross and rampant sexual assault by undisciplined soldiers. You can imagine the unique situation of a convent finding itself with a bunch of pregnant nuns and how they would have to deal with that. Soliciting the help of an atheist medical professional, Mathilde, the brave nuns try to balance their shame with their faith. Look, it's not an easy movie. Mathilde's lover and...
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Black BarneyBlack Barney   August 24, 2016   336  
Much like Match Point, Woody Allen explores the allure of infidelity and the simple nature of man. Jesse Eisenberg gives a commanding lead performance but it simply takes too long for co-star Kristen Stewart, cute as she is, to catch up. Her initial character is just simply hard to believe as an actual person. Where's this confidence coming from? Also, some of the casting is tough to swallow as goofy Steve Carrell is a Hollywood agent but takes too long to warm into the role. It's always tough for audiences to...
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Black BarneyBlack Barney   August 23, 2016   326  
Incredible animated film that loses some points the more you think about it. From the studio that brought us the superior Coraline, here we have young Kubo, voiced by the young Stark son that barely gets more screentime in the entirety of Game of Thrones than he does here, who after forgetting to follow Gremlins-like rules of not feeding koalas after midnight, finds himself on an epic Zelda-like quest to acquire three or four magical items, including the legendary Sword Uncomfortable. Each one is naturally guarded by a dungeon boss, leading to some epic ...
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Black BarneyBlack Barney   August 16, 2016   362  
Fun, cute and touching remake of the original Disney classic that freaked me out when I was a kid. I took my 5-year old girl to this one and she liked it just fine, but her grandparents seemed to like it the most. There's a bunch of pretty slow drama scenes (especially around Robert Redford) that leans this more to adults than to kids, but it's still good for both. Some pretty high profile actors and actresses are in this which surprised me, but helps keep the movie interesting and grounded. I think the movie...
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