Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word

on 5-18-2018

I think I found my dream job. Yep, I wanna be Pope. What a great gig. He has a gregarious and yet humble attitude that suits him well for the job. He is a very available pope. He drives a small Fiat – Pope Mobile. He travels to all the stressed points of the world and has the respect of many millions. This movie is a touching tribute to this Pope. He is the...

RBG

on 5-13-2018

Ruth Bater Ginsberg playing herself takes us through her life. She is one impressive gal. This is a documentary about our legal system and how it works. It shows how she got her start as a women’s rights advocate lawyer. She was instrumental in several important decisions advancing the cause of equality for women. This was done at times when her constructs were totally foreign to the court. She had to educate our Supreme...

Darkest Hour

on 12-23-2017

This is a documentary or docudrama, more correctly about what Winston Churchill walked into when he was appointed as Prime Minister of England in 1942. Hitler was gobbling up European countries like M&Ms. The British army of 300,000 men was backed up to the British Channel in France about to be over run by the advancing German Army. Which was then the most lethal killing machine the world had known. Churchill not only had...

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power

on 8-04-2017

A friend asked me if I thought he would be depressed after seeing this movie. In a round about way I suggested that he would be well informed. There are real weather events affecting us all that are a direct result of our changing climate. They are pointed to in this movie: Miami is flooding at high tide. Storms are more intense that ever recorded. The warmed ocean temperatures are causing more moisture to...

Get Me Roger Stone

on 5-23-2017

No matter your political persuasion, please see this movie. You will begin to understand how you are being played. And played not just by your candidates but by the scum-baggery behind the candidate(s). What an eye opener. It is on the trail of political dirty tricks from Nixon to Trump. It shows how the Republicans have embraced dirty trickery. It shows you how and from whom these diabolical statements and strategies have come. It...

Born In China

on 4-30-2017

This is a Disney nature film. It was shot with 4G Cameras and is an intimate documentary about critters in remote regions of China. It features, a Snow Leopard family, a Panda and her cub, A Monkey tribe and a goat like creature I lost the actual name of. The cinematographers follow their lives through the four seasons in a year. Hats off to the intrepid filming crews. They stayed steady at their posts...

Tommy’s Honor

on 4-22-2017

Another golf story that has very little to do with golf…really. It is a love and relationship movie about family and marriage. Throw some family legacy in for spice. It is slow paced and very well acted. The scenes take us back to Scotland and a more simple time. The historical development of the game of golf seems to be a sub plot or even the reason for the movie. It is about youth...

The Zookeepers Wife

on 4-02-2017

  This is a harsh reality documentary about some very heroic people who rescued Jewish captors trapped in the Warsaw, Poland Ghetto by the Nazi’s. The Nazi’s rolled into Poland in September, 1939 and took control of the country. Poland had crude oil that the Third Reigh needed for it’s war machine. So, they invaded Poland and took what they wanted. including the lives of many. The acting is top tier with Jessica Chastain...

Tomorrow

on 3-12-2017

Friends insisted I see this documentary. I too suggest you see this. It is a hopeful view into several lives and projects around our wonderful planet geared to sustainability. It is very well done and takes the needed time to explain how we got here ( in an environmental shift ) and a path to a sustainable future. It talks about the Iceland bank failure that started a ripple of financial stress around the...

Tomorrow

on 3-12-2017

Friends insisted I see this documentary. I too, now suggest that you see this. It is a hopeful view into several lives and projects around our wonderful planet geared to sustainability. It is very well done and takes the needed time to explain how we got here ( in an environmental shift ) and a path to a sustainable future. It talks about the Iceland bank failure that started a ripple of financial stress...

Hidden Figures

on 1-11-2017

Wow and Wow again! This movie is about letting competence rise up thru the color barrier to ascend to excellence. The movie is expertly acted. It offers a slice of life in the early days of the space race that few of us have known anything about. The colored folks were held down yet allowed to work at NASA. It was a segregated work place. Yet, when a job needed doing, talent is all...

Jackie

on 1-01-2017

Natalie Portman becomes Jackie Kennedy. She captures her mannerisms and stylistically replicates the Jackie we knew. The behind the scenes jackie she portrays is a scattered frail being who leans on alcohol and drugs to get her through. The acting was superb. I was transported to that time in all aspects. It is a historical time capsule of a movie. I highly recommend it. EXPEKT-O-METER Before 7.5 – After 8.5 > > >...