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....

ADRIFT

on 6-01-2018

This is a documentary of a romantic sailing adventure that got short circuited by a storm, a hurricane storm, a class 5 hurricane storm. As you may imaging, some dramas ensued. This is a movie you wear like a new skin. It tugs at you and pulls you into owning the life changing realities this couple are thrust into. It called on me time and again to answer, what would I do? It has...

Deadpool 2

on 5-18-2018

Well folks, this one is actually funny. Unlike the first one that I walked out on. This is very wacky script that uses any smutty situation and word usage to launch a laugh line. Some of it actually landed. It is mayhem incarnate. Lots CG fighting and exploding stuff or having bodies or body parts fly thru the air. It engenders a guilty pleasure at looking at these otherwise terrible scenes and finding a...

A Quiet Place

on 4-15-2018

This is a very good movie and unusual story. I am not a fan of scary or horror films but this is an exception. It is less horror and more of a shocking story of survival in a world inhabited with auditory sensitive critters that will ‘take you out’ once they hear you. It is an interesting story premise and also very well acted. Miss Emily Blunt is not only looking good but doing...

Isle Of Dogs

on 3-29-2018

This is a very trip, quirky movie that has a heart. It is all animation and a seeming simple animation at that. Yet, the actors playing the character s, dogs especially will win you over and you too will be rooting for them. Well, I was at least. It has a cuteness factor but and quite touching and timely side of technology gone awry and who will the hero be to undo what has...