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Posted by schnolis on April 25th, 2009 filed in Observations

Over the past four days I’ve watched seven really great movies. I’m having a terrific time with my movie challenge. I have been thinking about these films, and I realize that almost every movie I watch was entered in a film festival somewhere. I’ve seen contestants and winners in the Cannes film festival, Philadelphia Film Festival, Sundance, South By Southwest, and all kinds of other festivals where the most original and interesting films are shown. It’s a real treat to see seven movies where none of them rank lower than a 7 out of 10.

I have started to question whether my ratings are staying true or whether I’m starting to inflate my scores. I don’t see many movies that show at the regular multiplex theaters. I suspect that if I did I would probably find more movies to score lower. I’m actually planning to see one tomorrow, though. The Soloist looks like it could be really interesting and I’m a big fan of Robert Downey Jr. I’ve been very fortunate to have seen a dozen movies in the last three weeks, and most of this is due to the fact my extended family have been spending the weekends with the kids. It frees Linda and me up for some extra movie times, and I’ve been taking full advantage. Now I’m caught up at the Ritz again, and five new movies are opening this coming Friday. April has been truly a whirlwind of film.

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