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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Eighth Grade

We missed this film when it premiered at Sundance 2018, where it was an Audience Award winner.  I enjoyed this movie, many scenes reminded of drama with my own daughter.  Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher) is a shy 14 year old girl (voted Most Quiet) that is completing her last week of Eighth Grade.  She has […]

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Christopher Robin

We saw Christopher Robin at a sneak preview courtesy of the Walt Disney Company.  This movie will not appeal to everyone.  It is not really a children’s movie and may be a little slow for those who don’t have a history with the books.  If you are a fan of the Milne books, this is […]

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Blindspotting:  When a situation or an image can be interpreted in two different ways, but you can only see one of the interpretations. Blindspotting is a very powerful movie with a lot to say.  It may be trying too hard to hit all the political talking points of today.  It may have been more effective […]

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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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Sorry to Bother You

Since Sorry To Bother You opened at Sundance 2018 it has been touted as this year’s Get Out.  I found it to be less powerful because it is set in an alternate universe.  This film has a lot to say and is fairly funny in the beginning.  I don’t understand why Danny Glover’s character didn’t […]

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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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Charlize Theron is still beautiful as post-partum Marlo, an overwhelmed mother of three.   Apparently, Marlo had been working up until a week or so before the movie begins, so I was surprised how uninvolved her husband (Ron Livingston) was with the day to day duties.   Tully (Mackenzie Davis), the night nanny, is a great addition […]

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Book Club

This movie is very cute.  You didn’t see all the best parts in the trailer.  Diane Keaton (recently widowed), Jane Fonda (perpetual cougar), Mary Steenburgen (loving but stale marriage) and Candice Bergen (bitter divorcee) are adorable as four lifelong friends.  Reading the E.L. James novels starts a conversation made more comfortable with a great deal […]

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