Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody focuses on the life of Freddy Mercury and how the band Queen came about.  Rami Malek does an excellent job in his portrayal of the insecure Mercury trying to come to terms with himself.  Lucy Boynton is adorable as Mary Austin his lifelong friend and anchor.  Allen Leech was surprising as Paul Prenter, […]

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Hunter Killer

If you enjoyed The Hunt for the Red October you will love Hunter Killer.  With the predominantly military male cast, submarines and war ships, this movie is a winner.  It is exciting and visceral, and the ending is similarly satisfying.  The addition of the SEAL team is a nice touch.  With stars like Gary Oldman […]

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The Sisters Brothers

It is amazing what you can glean from a movie, even if you don’t particularly enjoy it.  The Sisters Brothers, Eli (John C. Reilly) and Charlie (Joaquin Phoenix, Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot) are a pair of hired killers in 1850.  Charlie seems to really enjoy his work and Eli justifies his […]

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Bad Times at the El Royale

If you are a Quentin Tarantino fan, Bad Times at the El Royale is for you!  Strange but interesting characters get together on an inclemently unfriendly night at a deserted location.  This is followed by equally strange behavior and a lot of blood.  Several of the characters are leading a double life.  Sound familiar?  The […]

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Beautiful Boy – Coca Cola Chicken Wings

In Beautiful Boy there is a charming yet, sad scene with Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell meet at a café.  David is reminded of a simpler time when he taught Nic to say Coca Cola in Klingon.   Enjoy this recipe for qo’la’ ‘awje’ chicken wings.

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Beautiful Boy

Timothée Chalamet (Lady Bird, Hostiles, Call Me By Your Name) and Steve Carell are excellent in Beautiful Boy.  This is a very difficult story about drug abuse, it’s effect on the user and the people around them.  David Sheff (Carell) does a great deal of research on the effects of crystal meth on the human […]

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The Hate U Give – Mac and Cheese

Towards the end of The Hate U Give, Starr, her brother Seven (Lamar Johnson) and her boyfriend, Chris (K.J. Apa) have a spirited discussion about the age old mac & cheese questions.  Is it a side dish or an entrée; breadcrumbs, yay or nay; box or scratch?  This recipe may help you decide.

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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give was our second favorite movie at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival and our favorite movie of this genre so far.  It is an emotional and intelligent look at some of today’s prominent issues.  We think it is the most balanced and hopeful film we have seen about this topic.  Amandla Stenberg […]

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First Man – Grilled Peaches with Tahini and Yogurt

First Man was set in Houston, TX where NASA is located.  The astronauts of the early 60’s lived in a neighborhood called Timber Cove.  They were neighbors, friends and family.  They would all often get together and loved to grill out.  This is an updated version of a Texas treat.

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First Man

So many of us remember when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, First Man tells another part of the story.  Ryan Gosling portrays Armstrong as a very stoic, distant man with a mission.   People who have goals like these are probably usually not as emotional as the rest of us.  Claire Foy’s reveals Janet Armstrong […]

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