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  •  Good movies are still being made (0+ / 0-)

    You just seldom find them in commercial theaters.

    Before investing your time and $$$ check out the Rotten Tomatoes website. It has reviews from all  the major reviewers and a percent ranking determined by all the reviews.

    The best real movies are usually either independent films or are foreign. Most don't have big ad budgets and are not well known. You have to search for them.

    Two movies that spoke to me

    Best of Youth...
    is a wonderful epic Italian  film about a family set against the events in Italy from the 1960's to 2000. It is 6 hours long and you could go for another 6. I have seen it three times.

    City of God (Cidade de Deus) is a Brazilian film that is a true story about children of the slums.  Almost all the actors are non professionals who were then residents of the slums.  The violence in the movie is not there for show, but for purpose. The chicken chase scene at the beginning and end of the movie is flat out brilliant. The chicken gets away as does one character in the story. I have lost track how many times I have seen it.

    "Men have forgotten this truth," said the fox. "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed." The Little Prince

    by Jane Lew on Wed Jun 15, 2011 at 09:42:20 PM PDT

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