Hostiles is a balanced depiction of life in the west.  There were good and bad people on both sides.   It shows that if you fear or hate a group of people, you can see their point of view if you are forced to spend time with them individually.    Christian Bale portrays the conflicted Captain Blocker, […]

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Roasted Garlic & Cauliflower Soup

We attended the annual movie night for Haynes & Boone’s women clients and business colleagues.   As always, it was a lovely event.  So many delightful women in one place!  The Jeanne Toussaint (specialty drink) was delicious. This year’s choice of Ocean’s 8 was similar, so many fabulous actresses in one movie!   The vegan cream soup […]

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Maple Bourbon Milkshake

Hearts Beat Loud is a sweet yet modern movie.  Sam (Kiersey Clemons) and her new friend, Rose (Sasha Lane) have an old-fashioned milkshake date.  Sam is underage, so they would not have had this delicious milkshake.  We liked this recipe because bourbon is our favorite and maple reminds us of Toronto (we will be heading […]

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Hearts Beat Loud

This is a musical without randomly bursting into song.  A charming story of first love, new love, next steps and final steps.  Frank Fischer (Nick Offerman) is a good man that put aside his dreams to care for his family.   Now that his daughter, Sam (Kiersey Clemons) is leaving for college, he is a little […]

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Ocean’s 8

Wow!  Rarely does a movie with this much hype not disappoint.  Ocean’s 8 is one of those movies.  It is sleek, sophisticated and clever.  The Met is an incredible background for the heist.  A sleek Sandra Bullock and cool biker chick Cate Blanchett lead this band of criminals.  Helena Bonham Carter is wonderful as the […]

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Hotel Artemis

We are split on this movie.  I am a fan of Jodie Foster and wondered what would bring her to the screen.  I read that she sought out the director and was the first actor to attach to the film.  Nurse is a very different role that she really embraced.   Dave Bautista is effective as […]

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Solo, a Star Wars Story

I enjoyed the new installment of Star Wars.  There are quite a few exciting action scenes.  Alden Ehrenreich is good as a young Han Solo, though he talks more than Harrison Ford.  Emilia Clarke is adorable as his love interest, Qi’ra.  Donald Glover is just as brash and confident as we imagined the young Lando […]

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American Animals

Millennials seem to believe that their life should be like a movie.  American Animals is about ordinary boys raised in ordinary homes leading ordinary lives.  They are frustrated by just how ordinary they are.  Spencer Reinhard (Barry Keoghan) is convinced that he should go through an extraordinary experience to become a great artist.  Warren Lipka […]

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Tribeca Film Festival  The Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal, Robert DeNiro and Craig Hatkoff, reportedly in response to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the consequent loss of vitality in the Tribeca neighborhood in Lower Manhattan.  The festival showcases an expanded group of independent features, documentaries and short films from around the world, coupled with studio premieres, panel discussions, music and comedy concerts, a […]

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