Ronin (1998)

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Review by Eric of The Ipc

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So, I have to be honest here, since I am an honest guy and admit that I fudged a little bit when it came to this blogathon and I volunteered to do Ronin. The specs for entry were that it had to be something with DeNiro in it that you’ve never seen before. But I had seen this. I remember the day fondly. I was still working at that fucking restaurant, seven days a week, 16 hours a day, but I finally had a day off for the first time in a month so, I was friends with one of the bartenders there and we decided to hang around and drink beer all morning. Later, when his girlfriend got off work, we all decided to go see Ronin at the theater.

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Great Expectations (1998)

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Review by Fernando Rafael of Commited to Celluloid

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It’s funny that I watched Great Expectations on the same week as Gravity, through no plan of my own. Both are directed by Mexican filmmaker extraordinaire Alfonso Cuarón, and while his latest movie is also probably his best, 1998’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’novel is quite possibly his very worst.

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