Widows was another movie we were fortunate to see this year at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.  Our screening was at the  Princess of Wales theater, one of our favorites.  This film has a lot of hype and very little thrill.  It’s an okay heist movie.  Even in Ocean’s 11, the professional thieves took […]

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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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The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Wow, Claire Foy(Lisbeth Salander) deserves most versatile actress of the year!  We loved her in The Crown, she was great in First Man but this role was amazing.  Being the third actress to play Lisbeth Salander, (Rooney Mara and Noomi Rapace), Foy did a great job.  We were a little worried the fierce trailer would […]

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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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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

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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A Star is Born

This is the third remake of the 1937 A Star is Born starring Frederick March and Janet Gaynor.  I also watched the 1976 version starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.  This most recent interpretation features Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.  The plot has very few variations from the Kristofferson/Streisand.  I thought the chemistry between Ally […]

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