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Movie: With All Deliberate Speed

Posted in Movies by fernieville on May 19, 2008
I watched this tonight on the Discovery Channel and I highly recommend it.

With All Deliberate Speed (2004)

Documentary filmmaker Peter Gilbert unearths the legacy of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education — where it was ruled that “in the field of public education, the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place” — via never-before-heard stories from people directly responsible for, and greatly affected by, the original case. Written by Anonymous


Movie Review: Atonement

Posted in 2008, Movies by fernieville on January 12, 2008

Rating: ∑∑∑∑∑ (5/5)

This is quite simply one of the best movies I’ve seen in years and I can’t wait to read the book.

This movie will manipulate you into a range of emotions through the most amazing imagery a director could muster! The movie is powerful, funny, and then depressing and frustrating, and agonizing and leaves you angry at the end of it as it should… It takes you through a range of emotions so great and so vast that you find yourself defeated to fight any longer and immerse yourself in the story. Its not predictable and I love unpredictable movies.

The acting is amazing and the editing superb. If I had any credentials as a movie critic, I’d give it a 4.5/5. Why the minus 1/2 a point? Because I wanted more scenes of Robbie and Emily…it’s a selfish reason.

So I’ll give it five pocket protectors…only I don’t have icons to go with the pocket protectors. So, make that five summation signs for the geekoid that I am.

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