If Beale Street Could Talk

We saw If Beale Street Could Talk at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.  This movie is highly anticipated being Barry Jenkins’ follow up film to Academy Award for Best Picture Moonlight.  It is a charming love story with stand out acting.  The story focuses on Tish Rivers (played by the adorable first timer Kiki […]

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The Upside

Denise, Tony and I saw The Upside at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and loved it.  We couldn’t understand why it was not released in 2018.  Recently, I found out that it was a casualty of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and pulled from distribution.  Fortunately, another company picked it up for distribution so it […]

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Dumplin’

I’ll admit it, this genre is my guilty pleasure.  Fortunately, Dumplin’ got a best song Golden Globe nomination so it shouldn’t fall through the cracks.  An adorable movie about being different, different from the “norm” and different from your parents.  In her quest to maintain her individuality, she has built up quite a defense system […]

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Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots is another highly anticipated film.  We are big fans of both Margot Robbie (Goodbye, Christopher Robin) & Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird).  This is Robbie’s “ugly” film, playing the strong Elizabeth I, determined to not be sidetracked by a man or men.   Small pox left the Queen scarred, hence the famous white […]

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