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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Ben is Back

We posted our review at the beginning of December, then waited and waited to see it in theaters.  Finally, it is screening.  We think that Ben is Back was snubbed by the Golden Globes and hope that the Academy Awards will be do better.  Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges should each get a nomination.  Peter […]

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Welcome to Marwen

Welcome to Marwen is a highly anticipated, star-studded, feel good film.  The combination of live action and Augmented Reality enhances the film, but it may be too much of a good thing.  It is a very interesting way to address PTSD and drug addiction from the suffers point of view.  We would have liked to […]

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Vice

Initially, we were surprised that Vice was in the Musical/Comedy section of the Golden Globes.   Last night went to a screening with USA Film Festival at the Alamo Draft House in Lake Highlands.  Now we are shocked!  It is a prime example of the liberal media machine pushing their agenda.  This movie is not funny […]

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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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Vox Lux

I am a big fan of Natalie Portman, though lately she seems to be making really artsy choices instead of good movies.  The best thing about this movie was that we saw it at the Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto’s symphony hall.  It’s a confusing film with a disjointed plot.  Even more baffling was the choice […]

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Ben is Back

Movies seem to run in pairs.  A little different story but same theme.  No Strings Attached and Friends with Benefits are a perfect example.  This year at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival Ben is Back and Beautiful Boy were movies about how drug addiction affects the family with outstanding casts.  Beautiful Boy is factual […]

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The Favourite

We were so excited about The Favourite.  We have been waiting for it since it’s premiere in Venice, where Olivia Colman won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress.  We sat down at the Alamo Drafthouse Cedars and they even had a mini menu with items inspired by the film – we were thrilled.  Then it started.  […]

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Instant Family

I will admit that we went to see Instant Family ready to totally pan it.  The trailer made it look more stupid than heartfelt.  We felt that it may be just a product of the media machine. We were pleasantly surprised.  It did have a couple of scenes that went a bit too far, but […]

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Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku)

Shoplifters is one of those movies we don’t want to fall through the cracks.  It is a very charming Japanese film.  It won the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.  Previous winners are The Square, I, Daniel Blake, Pulp Fiction and M*A*S*H.  We also saw this movie on Day 10 of the 2018 […]

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