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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Tully

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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Ingrid Goes West

The internet can be a refuge for people who aspire to a different life.  Ingrid (Aubrey Plaza) is a mentally unstable young woman who “befriends” internet “celebrities”.  Following their blogs gives her insight into their lives.  She uses the information to meet Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen).  Taylor can monetize her blog, so she focuses more […]

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Finding Your Feet

Celia Imrie is the person you want to meet if your life has taken a downturn.  In Finding Your Feet, her Biff’s independent spirit helps her snooty sister Sandra (Imelda Staunton) find happiness after she makes a shocking discovery.   Her friends are quirky and interesting.  Joanna Lumley is stunning as their experienced friend, Jackie.  Charlie […]

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Their Finest

This is the third film in 2017’s Dunkirk trilogy.  The action takes place during the Blitz, after the actual rescue.  The Ministry of Information has decided to make some propaganda films in an effort to instill pride and raise moral. Plucky Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) and cynical Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin) are thrown together to […]

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Love, Simon

This is a John Hughes film for a new generation. Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel are perfect as Simon’s loving, supportive parents.  Nick Robinson is wonderful as Simon.  Simon is a good son, brother and friend with very little rebellious teenage angst.   He is an engaging high school senior with a secret.   Simon floats between […]

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