Mary Shelley

We have been stalking Mary Shelley on IMDB since we stood in a rush line at the Toronto International Film Festival last year. It is now streaming on Amazon Prime (pay per view).  This is a movie about a lonely young girl, brought up by her socially broadminded widowed father.  Missing her mother, she is […]

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Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot

  Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot is a biopic about John Callahan’s journey from despair to joy through caustic cynicism.  He starts out as a careless young man who doesn’t let tragedy or addiction slow him down.  The scenes where he is wheeling around Portland are unnerving but illustrate his lack of […]

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Woman Walks Ahead

I am frustrated by this type of movie.  It states that it is based on a true story.  Unfortunately, many people get their history from the movies.  I don’t know why movie makers can’t just stick with the truth or just change all the names so that it is a work of fiction.  Yes, Sitting […]

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Chuck

This biopic is less idealistic than Rocky, which is also based on the life of Chuck Wepner.   Chuck (Liev Schreiber) is living on the edge between being a fighter and an enforcer.  I thought the relationships with both of his wives (Elizabeth Moss and Naomi Watson) were engaging.  Unfortunately, after his fighting successes, his involvement […]

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Other Notable Oscar Nominations 2018

I, Tonya A humorous look at a tragic pop culture event.  Margot Robbie is great as hard scrabble Tonya Harding trying desperately to skate her way out of her shabby life.  Allison Janney is flawless as Harding’s hard driving, alcoholic, abusive mother.  The bird is a great touch.  The documentary style of the movie adds […]

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