Reviews and Recommendations
Movies

Here are the movies that I consider to be essential additions to any DVD collection and why.

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Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

How could I own the domain Anakin.com and not review the latest in the Star Wars saga. Read the full review.

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Many agree that Episode II makes this movie a better movie. For the enthusiasts who reach deeper into the mythology of Star Wars, this movie was nearly perfect (yes, even despite the Gungan)

Good Will Hunting

A brilliant tale of an unnurtured 20 year old genius who turns the faculty of MIT on its head and in return how a wildcard of a psychologist finds his way in.

Searching For Bobby Fischer

One of those movies that never made it on the big screen, but is such a rare gem that when you see it, you'll insist others see it as well. It a story of a seven year old boy who stumbles over greatness in chess; and how the world around him evolves to nurture his gifts--parents, teachers, mentors...and how ultimately the key to "the next level of genius has the boy stepping off the manic road of specialization and allowing himself to be a kid - a brilliant masterpiece.

Amadeus

"All I ever wanted was to sing to God. He gave me that longing, and then made me mute. Why? Tell me that? What implant the desire, like a lust inside my body, and then deny me the talent?" This movie speaks volumes of the difference between genius and mere hard work.

X-Men

Not just another entertaining action movie and a heck of a lot better than Spiderman. I recommended this here specifically for the idea of the "School for Mutants". Not all of these powers are fictional and we may be a mere generation away from mainstream development of some of these abilities.

The Matrix

I can't possibly say any more about this movie than what's been said - a brilliant metaphor, and incredibly useful in various second generation exercises. I really hope the sequels can live up to the expectations.


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