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A Brilliant Young Mind – Because “x+y” Is Too Mathy A Title For America

A Brilliant Young Mind – Because “x+y” Is Too Mathy A Title For America

Ah oui, Le Movie Snob is de retour with a British movie about …math! Try to contain your excitement, it’s not so much about math, or maths as the Brits call it to double the pain, as it is about a mildly autistic teenager whose extraordinary mathematical talents help him cope with the loss of his father. Which happened when he was just a boy. In a car ...

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Why I’m So Over The Oscars

Why I’m So Over The Oscars

Like a sheep drawn by Le Petit Prince, I will watch the Oscars tomorrow night.  I’ll probably even tweet (Barbie@lemoviesnob) during the ceremony. But I won’t be dazzled by who wins what or who’s wearing whom. Last year was the first year in many I missed the Oscar ceremony.  I was at the True/False documentary film festival and was persuaded to catch a late screening of The Notorious ...

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Paulette –  Bad Grandma

Paulette – Bad Grandma

The plot of Paulette is not new. The story of a senior citizen choosing drug dealing as a means to supplement their social security was the plot of the 2000 movie "Saving Grace" which starred Brenda Blethyn.

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L’Chaim:  To Life! & SlingShot:  Blame Your Parents

L’Chaim: To Life! & SlingShot: Blame Your Parents

  Contemporary psychology encourages us not to blame our parents for how we live our lives.  While I agree with this as an aspiration, it’s not as easy as it sounds. There is wonderful scene in Jennifer Westfeldt’s (Jon Hamm’s girlfriend) movie Ira & Abby  where a couple trying to work out their issues have a meeting with their therapists -and their parents and their parents’ therapists. When the aforementioned ...

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Cupcakes (Bananot) – Sweeter than Apples and Honey!

Cupcakes (Bananot) – Sweeter than Apples and Honey!

  This is a movie that can be toasted with L’Chaim! Cupcakes is a welcome reprieve from Israeli movies about the Holocaust and terrorism.  It is a fabulous sugar rush of saturated colors, a celebration of life, and it asks us to reconsider what it really means to win. Anat (Anat Waxman- all the principals share their first names with their characters) has neglected her husband by spending too ...

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