A Private War

We saw A Private War at a USA Film Festival screening at the Angelika Dallas theater in Mockingbird Station.  It is a very engrossing biopic about Marie Colvin, a foreign affairs correspondent for The Sunday Times, a London Paper.  She was a passionate, determined American journalist with a need to put a human face on […]

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Outlaw King

If you are a fan of Braveheart, this is a movie for you.  Outlaw King was the opening night film for the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.  We saw it in Toronto and really enjoyed it.  Unfortunately, by the time we saw it, all of the talent had gone home.  The story begins during the […]

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Boy Erased

At first glance, you might not think this material interests you, but this one is worth watching.  Boy Erased is another movie we saw at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.  Lucas Hedges (Ladybird, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri) was in three movies this year.  So far, he seems to be an actor that […]

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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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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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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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Blackkklansman

I saw Blackkklansmen at the Bangor Mall Cinema 10 in Bangor, ME.  It is a nice theater with recliners.  John David Washington, son of Denzel, plays Ron Stallworth. I thought he was very stilted and uncomfortable in the beginning, but he loosened up.  Maybe he was supposed to be that self-conscious since he was the […]

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Colette

We saw Colette at Sundance this spring.  It is also screening at TIFF 2018.  It is a biopic about the early life of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, a Pulitzer prize nominated author.  It portrays her family life in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, in Burgundy France and her married life in Paris.  At the age of 20 she  marries Henry Gauthier-Villars, […]

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Blaze

Blaze Foley (Ben Dickey)  wanted to be a legend, not just a star.  This film could make him the legend he always wanted to be. So why did he sabotage his life? Isn’t this the question asked of all with mental illness and addiction?  The story of Blaze’s life is told through the framework of […]

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