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I thought this was the Best Picture I saw from last year that was nominated. I haven't seen The Favourite either, but I doubt it will surpass the enjoyment I got from this film.

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I'm gonna watch it tonight, while the AA don't mean much to me anymore, the fact it irritated many SJW reviewers tells me that I might like it.
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I'm gonna watch it tonight, while the AA don't mean much to me anymore, the fact it irritated many SJW reviewers tells me that I might like it.
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So I watched this last nite, and like you Ralph and Dave I was very much entertained through out. Viggo was really good here, but so was Mahershala. One could condense this as "road trip" movie with people who are not exactly buddies at least at the beginning, but it is much more than that once the credits start to roll.I can see why the SJW parasites hated this as they live for endless divisions, but normal folks like the ones depicted here can found common ground if they really wanted work together and without banners.
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So I watched this last nite, and like you Ralph and Dave I was very much entertained through out. Viggo was really good here, but so was Mahershala. One could condense this as "road trip" movie with people who are not exactly buddies at least at the beginning, but it is much more than that once the credits start to roll.I can see why the SJW parasites hated this as they live for endless divisions, but normal folks like the ones depicted here can found common ground if they really wanted work together and without banners.
I couldn't agree more.

Hun...are you in NorCal or SoCal?

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So I watched this last nite, and like you Ralph and Dave I was very much entertained through out. Viggo was really good here, but so was Mahershala. One could condense this as "road trip" movie with people who are not exactly buddies at least at the beginning, but it is much more than that once the credits start to roll.I can see why the SJW parasites hated this as they live for endless divisions, but normal folks like the ones depicted here can found common ground if they really wanted work together and without banners.

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Couldn't have said it better thehun. Glad you enjoyed this one as well and, thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.


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NorCal, Sonoma Co.

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Sounds like another to add to the library!
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Watched this on blu-ray last night. I have to say the DOP and colorist did a splendid job in isolating the characters during every frame and keeping me interested adding to Mortensen and Ali's excellent acting.
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This movie is an enjoyable watch. However, I don't think it does the subject matter of portraying the racial tension of early 60s justice. It is too feel good and sweet for the most parts.
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Great 4K movie this afternoon on our 2018 LG 55-inch OLED, with the 4K disc arriving from Amazon this morning. It is now our 'demo' disc when visitors ask to see what good 4K looks and sounds like. We have a simple but good quality 5. 1 surround system in our guest bedroom/Blu-ray viewing room. And this Blu-ray looked and sounded great, with no sudden ear splitting audio levels, thank you!

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This is one of those rare films that is exactly what you want it to be. Looks and sounds great, and the story stands on its own. While it may well be a low bar to clear in 2018, this really was the best picture of the year.
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Will definitely be picking this up, thanks for review Ralph
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Just used my Best Buy birthday discount to purchase this today.

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I rented this from Netflix on Blu-ray and it had Dolby Atmos. I absolutely love this movie and it was so deserving of it's best picture Academy award. The music featured was fantastic. Definitely plan on purchasing this to add to my collection.
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Movie arrived last night and we watched it. This was a very enjoyable film. Good story, great acting.
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I rented this the other night and thought it was pretty good but not incredible. The problem being that after watching the trailer for it, I, in general terms, predicted in my head how it would be and it ended being pretty close. Hate when that happens.

Was a nice movie though with some amusing parts and was well made.
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I finally got around to watching this on regular blu ray tonight, Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali were great, the movie was excellent! Borrowed from the library, but I think I will go ahead and purchase on 4k UHD. Wonderful picture, top shelf! Really enjoyed it!
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The Greenbook

I finally found the time to sit down, alone and without distractions, to watch The Greenbook.

Mr. Potts' review, like almost every one of his that I have read, was spot on in most every way. The Greenbook was the best and most touching film I have watched in a very, very long time.
I was only 12 in 1962, having been born in the Bronx and moved to Yonkers,NY at the age of 6, I was fairly removed from much of the goings on during the civil rights movement. Now, I pretty much see it as a human rights movement.

So many of my friends from first grade onward through high school were a diversified mix of white and black, christian and Jew that our ethnic and religious differences were never really a subject we paid notice to. The marches, lynchings and murders occurring down South were things we read in the newspapers or saw on the 3 channels of TV news and, I suppose now, were almost a thing of fiction since they didn't touch my friends and I.

Not until I was older, about 13, did it all become real. My 5 years older sister was dating the soon to be famous Happy Hairston who later was dubbed the Super Sub on the Lakers. Happy was a great guy and his friendship made me the envy of my peers. My sister invited him to Thanksgiving dinner. I didn't find this invitation out until much later and learned that my ******* father said no because he was black. To this day, my father, now deceased, had lost any respect I might ever have had for him.

My sister later married another man who was African American and had two, now grown and married, daughters who have done very well for themselves. They are still married and happy.

Perhaps I was too engrossed in the film to have noticed the Atmos audio as being much more than dialogue but, Mr. Potts rewatchable score of 4 stars is too low. I look forward to watching this again many times and to sharing it on movie nights with friends.

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Finally got around to seeing this...what an amazing film.

I was aware of the controversy re: Dr Shirley's family, but after doing some research after the movie, it appears the producers and directors (and the actors) did quite a lot of leg work and made a sincere effort to ensure the film was based on their best assessment of true events. Dr Shirley also apparently requested the that film not be made until after his passing, so I'm not sure that's something you entrust to another unless you had a fair degree of confidence that it would be told accurately.

That being said, as a FILM it was fantastic. The two leads have more range and charisma in their back pockets than many in Hollywood have on their best day. I felt very invested in the performances and the story, and it's a sobering reminder of how it really wasn't that long ago that we treated people with such disrespect and cruelty based solely on a physical aspect they did not have any control over.

On a side note, it was very interesting to me that the individual that Viggo portrayed, "Tony Lip", was the actor in The Sopranos who portrayed Carmine Lupertazzi Sr. What an interesting life both Tony and Dr Shirley had, together and separately.

Great review, as always, Ralph!
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Finally got a chance to watch this what an amazing film. Loved it. This is a quality film done well. Will be picking this up definitely.


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