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The following titles are scheduled to expire soon. One or more of our contributors has shared a review, recommendation, some relevant facts, or perhaps, a word of caution. Titles are listed by the last day to watch. Please scroll down to find the date and movie you want.
Two of our frequent contributors have distinctively recognizable styles. In order to make reading through the page breezier, they are credited here:
> All details of Oscar wins and nominations: Pox Voldius
> All reviews with star-ratings: Eric Vandenberg (see Eric's explanation of his star ratings)
> Pox and Eric will be specifically credited where there would be any ambiguity without doing so.
> All other contributors will be credited at the end of their review.
> If others wish to mention Oscar awards or give a star rating, please feel free to do so. You will be clearly credited for your review.
The Divine Move (2014) 3.0 stars
Well acted and paced, Korean action adventure / drama. Well done action scenes.
Dream House (2011) 2.5 stars
Well acted and paced, psychological thriller.
Joan Rivers: Don't Start with Me (2012) 2.5 stars
Well paced, somewhat amusing, stand-up. Some repitition from the biographical documentary, "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work," [also streaming on Netflix].
Back in Time (2014) 2.5 stars
Well acted, moderately paced, Chinese relationship romantic melodrama.
Breakup Buddies (2014) 3.0 stars
Well acted and paced, Chinese road-trip relationship dramedy.
Dragon (2011) 3.0 stars
Well acted and paced, Chinese martial arts action / relationship drama. Good fight scenes; some character actions seemed unlikely.
Lost and Love (2015) 2.5 stars
Well acted, moderately paced, Chinese road trip / kidnapped children / relationship drama. Seemed to be missing several minutes between a scene where the protagonist falls in the water, and is removing his motorcycle from the water.
Somewhere Only We Know (2015) 2.5 stars
Well acted, fairly well paced, Mandarin romantic drama.
Wanted 18 (2014) 2.5 stars
Fairly well paced mix of claymation, interviews, and live footage of Israeli occupation of Palestine.
Brother's Keeper (1992) 2.0 stars
Moderately paced, legal-process-into-suspicious-death documentary.
Deep Water (2006) 2.5 stars
Fairly well paced, interesting, British yacht-race biographical documentary.
They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain (2012) 2.5 stars
Fairly well paced, interesting, cultural, social, and political documentary.
Vernon, Florida (1981) 1.5 stars
Very slow paced, boring, interviews with small town residents who were the town's characters(?).
Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014) 2.5 stars
Well paced, interesting, crime documentary; good breadth of viewpoints.
I Am Love (2009)
1 Oscar nom: Costume Design
Outrage (2009) 2.5 stars
Fairly well paced, political documentary about sexual-identity effects on legislation.
Take This Waltz (2011) 2.0 stars
Well acted, slow paced, shallowly characterized, adultery drama. Will hold some interest for those wishing to see Michelle Williams and Sarah Silverman nude. [Editor's note: Oh, Eric, what are we going to do with you? ;- ) ]
The Warlords (2007) 3.0 stars
Well acted and paced, Mandarin, historical military / relationship drama.
World's Greatest Dad (2009) 3.0 stars
Well acted and paced dark comedy.
The Gambler (2013) 2.0 stars
Well acted, slow paced, Lithuanian drama. Director did not understand pacing, or which content moved the story forward. Pacing got slower and slower as the drama progressed.
Hatched (2013) 2.0 stars
Fairly well voiced and paced, small children's animated friendship / adventure comedy-drama.
Eric's star system and review process"I use the Videohound rating system out of 4 stars.
> Essentially, 1.5 or less, I do not consider to be worth watching for anyone.
> 2 stars may be greater enjoyment for others than what I derived from it.
> 2.5 is competent.
> 3.0 or more is very enjoyable.
The most important factors for me are acting and pacing."
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