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Almost Famous (2000)
A funny, touching and absolutely truthful documentation of the
70s rock scene, of a young man's coming of age, of an artist's
struggle with creative compromise and of a mother's quest to
guide her children through difficult passages. Crowe adds
wonderful relishes to most scenes: from the suburban 70s house
to the Hyatt House lobby; from the drummer drumming his sticks
on the bus to the guitarist moving to a beat when he gets out of
a cab. An outstanding cast including always amazing and
chameleon-like Billy Crudup (Without Limits, Jesus' Son), the
limitless Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Frances McDormand. As
someone who was part of the 70s rock scene, this movie really
struck a chord with me.
My Dog Skip (2000)
Coming of Age
Excellent coming-of-age tale comparable to "Stand By Me."
Top-notch performances from the cast, especially from "Malcolm in the Middle" sensation Frankie Muniz. It's a wonderful family film, probably best for ages 7 and up. My 4-year-old enjoyed it, but was slightly confused by some of the themes.
The story was wonderful, took some unexpected twists and turns, and leaves you with a tear in your eye.
All the King's Men (1999)
Another View of Gallipoli
Director Julian Jarrold (Emmy-nominated "Great Expectations") makes another richly textured film. Beautifully filmed with high production values, it takes us on an emotional journey through the blunderous battle at Gallipoli. Like the more famous movie starring Mel Gibson and Mark Lee, "All the Kings Men" introduces us to the brave soldiers who enthusiastically volunteered to fight for King and Country in World War I. The cast is excellent (if you enjoyed "Great Expectations," you will see many familiar faces here); the story is heart-wrenching.
Based on the C.S. Forester classics
The last (well, I hope not) in an extremely high-quality series following the travails of the honorable 18th-century naval officer, Horatio Hornblower. Performances and writing are exceptional, and so are the lessons that we (and Horatio) learn in this episode.