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Mustang (2015)

Mustang (2015)

Mustang (2015) Five school age sisters living in Turkey play at the beach with a group of friends which includes boys. This innocent fun turns into neighborhood gossip which changes the trajectory of their lives forever. The five sisters live with their grandmother and uncle after the death of both their parents. While the terrible situations that ensure are foreign to westerners, they are understandable and mostly done by people that love them and want the best for the girls….

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015)

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015)

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015) Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (now streaming on Netflix) is a TV show based upon the popular novel of the same name by first time author Susanna Clarke. Susanna took 10 years to finish this first novel and won the 2005 Hugo, among other awards. The story takes place in 19th-century England during the Napoleonic Wars. This alternative history finds England after a 300 year magical drought and warring with France. Mr. Norrell is wealthy gentleman who has…

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2015 Ticket Stub Review

2015 Ticket Stub Review

2015 Was a good year for movies with many that I enjoyed. The movies listed below are ones I liked enough for a second viewing. I will include my usual disclaimer: I’m not saying these are good, just that I liked them. The Big Short (2015) It turns out the 2008 financial meltdown that left many homeless, jobless, and moneyless was anticipated by a few astute financial wizards. The Big Short takes a complex financial situation and makes it accessible to…

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) Don’t let the title fool you, this high school drama is no tear-jerk after-school-special. This independent low budget film is as well directed, acted, and written as any film you are likely to see and my favorite this year. Me/Earl/Girl chronicles two high school co-workers (not friends) who dabble in creating mash-up versions of classic movies. Their lives are thrown into chaos when Greg’s mom, Greg is the titular Me, ask him to spend some…

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