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 > > >...

on 12-19-2016

The Eagle Huntress An intimate tag along with a young Mongolian girl who follows her ancestral tradition to become an eagle hunter. Only thing is, she’s a girl! This breaks all the rules of this male dominated tradition. Yet, her dad sees her desire and natural talent for this valued skill. The eagle hunters hold a high status in their society. The backdrop for the story is stark and breathtakingly beautiful. We are invited...

VAXXED

on 8-28-2016

This is an expose of how some clever and greedy companies are making tens of billion dollars a year dispensing toxic products. These same companies have manipulated the system through lobbying to have government policies dictate the lawful delivery of untested toxins to our children. The government watch dog agency CDC is at the center of the deceit. If these policies are allowed to exist, by the year 2032, one out of two newborns...

Bridge Of Spies

on 10-20-2015

This movie is seamless, meaning, I was completely involved in it from beginning to end. It is a fascinating story about a little known part of American and USSR history. We all knew about Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 pilot, being shot down over Russia but were shielded from the behind the scenes story that got him released from the Soviets. This is that story, expertly told and acted. Tom Hanks has the lead...

The Walk

on 10-10-2015

There is a daring true story, extremely well told. This is a story about street art on a large scale, like walking on a cable strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York city. It is the back story of the artist, how he came up with the idea, his crew and how they skillfully pulled this off. It is a delightful movie in all respects. It is done...

PUMP

on 9-20-2015

This is the story of the product called petroleum that we all use for our transportation needs and how it has been manipulated, over time to being our primary fuel. Originally, the internal combustion engine was designed to be run on an alternative fuel that is still abundant today. Through the manipulation of laws and the paying off of politicians we have the monster petroleum companies still dictating our oil policies. PLEASE see this...

Amy

on 7-10-2015

This is a documentary about the life of Amy Winehouse. It is quite touching and frank. She was a sensitive blues singer. She was authentic and had a rick, natural blues voice. She was hounded to death by paparazzi, literally. I knew little about her other than her ‘no no to rehab” song. She had quite a ride to the top by following her natural talent that brought her unusual fame and success. The...

Noble

on 5-10-2015

This is a true to life story, very well told about an Irish woman who has had a very difficult childhood. She wants to make a difference in the world for orphaned children. She does, in a big way. She has, so far created over 100 safe house orphanages for childrenIn Vietnam and Mongolia. She started her Foundation in Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam. That is where half of this story is focused. The...

Monkey Kingdom

on 4-19-2015

Tina Fey narrates life among the monkeys at an overgrown Shri Lanka shrine. The Disney film crew members were challenged and had to work a lot in filming these creative and playful rascals. The story is woven around a female who has great personality and camera presence. We get to follow her through a few years of her evolution in the monkey pecking order. This kid friendly film will make your innards smile. :o)...

Awake – The Life of Yogananda

on 11-26-2014

Awake – The Life of Yogananda Wow! This is an exceptional story of the life and teachings of Paramahansa Yoganandya. I was quite taken with it. The story telling is lucid and well paced. The movie accomplished an unusual transmission. I felt that I was actually ex- periencing the consciousness of Yoganandya over the course of the movie. Quite a nice gift wrapped into an hour and a half movie. I walked away with...

Deepsea Challenge by James Cameron

on 8-18-2014

Deepsea Challenge by: James Cameron This is a marvelous documentary of James Cameros’ ascent into the Mariana Trench, the deepest known point on the ocean floor. It was quite a ride. We are taken along, over the shoulder of Mr. Cameron as he develops this project from concept to application. He has the diving sub specially built. It is filled with high tech gadgets that all have to work properly. They have never played...