Stand By Me

BBBB (out of 5) Poignant, unforgettable film that captures the passage from boyhood to the adult world with such strong detail and swift movement, imitated countless times since it was made but without comparison. Three twelve year-olds are inspired to insatiable curiousity when their fourth friend (Jerry O’Connell¬†in his film debut) tells them that he…

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The Princess Bride

BBBB (out of 5) This magical film is a rare charmer, one that actually lives inside of a storybook. ¬† A young boy (Fred Savage) is home from school with a bad cold, not the least bit pleased when his grandfather (Peter Falk) shows up and announces that he’s going to read him a story….

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Fried Green Tomatoes

BBBB.5 (out of 5) This marvelous journey had its inception in Fannie Flagg’s deliciously Southern novel Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe. From there it made the transition to the big screen with its deeply sympathetic characters and enjoyably sentimental situations intact. Films like Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and How To…

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