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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey–The Rise and Fall of Memory

Based on the short story by masterful writer Walter Mosley, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey opens with a 91-year-old man, Ptolemy Grey (the remarkable Samuel L. Jackson) sinking deeper into isolation from dementia. The caregiving of his favorite nephew, Reggie, is one exception to his isolation.  Vowing to give Reggie justice, we know three things about Ptolemy:  he has a gun, he has a plan, and he has nothing left to lose.  That is the triple-threat of a hook. Similar to the 1990 film, “Awakenings”,  there is an ephemeral medical treatment for Ptolemy’s...

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