Cold Pursuit

on 2-08-2019

This is a typical Liam Neeson movie, of late, where there is a tough guy (Neeson) and a lot of bad guys. Then he kills them all. This time they installed a beautiful Colorado resort town as the backdrop. They also keep score of the dead with a screen shot ‘flash tally’ each time another one bites the dust. This is clever but still, there are a lot of bodies to count. As the...

Glass

on 2-08-2019

This is a quite disturbing and excruciatingly slow paced wierdo psycho strangeness movie. If that is in your wheel house, go and enjoy. I for one found it an offensive assault on my sensibilities. There was a dynamic and nuanced crazy maker bad guy acted by: Creep Show:James McAvoy WOW, can he ever morph his persona into channeling various sub-type strangeo personalities. There are a vast colony of them living inside of him. Other...

Stan And Ollie

on 2-08-2019

This is a slow walk through the final British tour for Laurel and Hardy. It took place 16 years after their act had ended. The actors in the rolls of this comic duo expertly captured the essence of the original guys in an uncanny way. They obviously studied them and successfully recreated their character in very convincing performances. The mannerisms and skits were spot on. The movie also profiles their private lives and all...

They Will Not Grow Old

on 2-08-2019

This is a Peter Jackson (The Hobbit) film honoring the World War One British and German Soldiers who fought and died. It was created from archival film that had to be colorized and speed adjusted for our the visual senses in our eyes and brains to take in. There was a lot of work in this editing and speed adjusting process. The Peter Jackson Studio had the skill sets needed to render this footage...

The Upside

on 1-15-2019

This comes off like a comedy but in fact, is a true story. There are a lot of laugh lines as we see Brian Cranston and Kevin Hart play with this script. Nicole Kidman has a fun roll in it as well. We march from the getto to the upper crust of New York society and dance in this contrast. It is an education of extremes and how they think and play life. There...

On The Basis Of Sex

on 1-15-2019

This is the second Ruth Bater Ginsberg movie to come our way. This one tells the personal story of her education and early challenges of her becoming a lawyer. It leaves us with a full picture of who she is and her powerful focus and strategic command of the legal system. Her preparation and legal performance are well worth observing for many aspects of our own lives. The exemplifies the motto: “Luck is where...

Welcome To Marwen

on 12-25-2018

This is a study of PTSD and how one man coped with it. He made a make believe world of dolls, a village and heroic stories to help him heal from a very traumatic beating he suffered. Steve Carrel does a great job as a serious actor portraying the real life challenges the traumatized man went through. It is quirky and for much of the movie we are in the dark as to what...

VICE

on 12-25-2018

This is essentially the story of Dick Cheney and how he ascended tot eh Vice Presidency. It lets us know who he was and how he becamewho he was and what he did with the who that he became. It is very well acted. There are some good laugh lines. It exposed the tight lippeddarkness that is Cheney and brings us into his inner world of secrets, manipulations and the skilled puppeteering of “W”...

Mary Queen Of Scots

on 12-25-2018

This is a dark and bloody take of this history told in beautiful settings. The formality of a queen of this day was a bit toned down and earthy existence from what we would usually see, even if she did have several maidens waiting on her. There are several black people cast too. Were there African blacks in Scotland or was this some casting director filling a quota? It is a very well acted...

The Christmas Chronicles

on 12-17-2018

After seeing this fun and zany movie, I predict that you will never be a Santa Clause denier again. It is a very entertaining Christmas story that takes us all on a Santa ride you might not have considered. It is more than a stocking stuffed with belly laughs. The CG scenes delight as we get an in depth peak at how Santa does all of that Christmas magic in a single night. He...

The Mule

on 12-15-2018

This is one of those cantankerous old guy movies that takes us all along on an improbable adventure. The all star cast really shows us how a movie is suppose to be made. It is entertaining. It is emotionally rich. It is humanly touching. Yep, I liked this one. Klint delivered gold to us again. You just might like it as well. I loved how the audience was glued to their seats after the...

Mister Rogers

on 7-11-2018

I love a movie that the audience loves. This was one. Spontaneous applause erupted at the end of this simple documentary about the much loved Fred Rogers. I knew little about this man. He was an ordained minister who decided to have a children’s television ministry on the then, new PBS. He was a clever and gutsy guy. He pulled it off by delivering a simple and heart felt message of inclusion and caring....