Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots is another highly anticipated film.  We are big fans of both Margot Robbie (Goodbye, Christopher Robin) & Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird).  This is Robbie’s “ugly” film, playing the strong Elizabeth I, determined to not be sidetracked by a man or men.   Small pox left the Queen scarred, hence the famous white […]

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Vox Lux

I am a big fan of Natalie Portman, though lately she seems to be making really artsy choices instead of good movies.  The best thing about this movie was that we saw it at the Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto’s symphony hall.  It’s a confusing film with a disjointed plot.  Even more baffling was the choice […]

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Ben is Back

Movies seem to run in pairs.  A little different story but same theme.  No Strings Attached and Friends with Benefits are a perfect example.  This year at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival Ben is Back and Beautiful Boy were movies about how drug addiction affects the family with outstanding casts.  Beautiful Boy is factual […]

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The Favourite

We were so excited about The Favourite.  We have been waiting for it since it’s premiere in Venice, where Olivia Colman won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress.  We sat down at the Alamo Drafthouse Cedars and they even had a mini menu with items inspired by the film – we were thrilled.  Then it started.  […]

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Instant Family

I will admit that we went to see Instant Family ready to totally pan it.  The trailer made it look more stupid than heartfelt.  We felt that it may be just a product of the media machine. We were pleasantly surprised.  It did have a couple of scenes that went a bit too far, but […]

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Shoplifters – Noodles With Vegetables and Miso-Sesame Broth

Shoplifters is a great movie that should not be missed.  We are really hoping it ends up being nominated for Best Foreign Film.  Throughout the film they have several meals with noodles.   This recipe for Noodles With Vegetables and Miso-Sesame Broth is the perfect accompaniment to Shoplifters.

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Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku)

Shoplifters is one of those movies we don’t want to fall through the cracks.  It is a very charming Japanese film.  It won the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.  Previous winners are The Square, I, Daniel Blake, Pulp Fiction and M*A*S*H.  We also saw this movie on Day 10 of the 2018 […]

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The Front Runner – Apple Cinnamon Monkey Bread

We didn’t really think The Front Runner was a great movie, but couldn’t resist the recipe tie in.  Monkey Business was the name of the boat that all the hanky panky between Hart & Rice supposedly took place.  This recipe for Monkey Bread is the perfect tie in.  Enjoy!

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