Throwback Thursday

The 49th USA Film Festival opened at the Angelika Dallas Wednesday, April 24th.  After a cocktail party sponsored by Tootsies, complete with young women modeling Halston gowns, they screened three opening films – Halston, American Woman and The White Crow.  I attended The White Crow, a fascinating “based on a true story” about Rudolph Nureyev.  […]

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Can You Ever Forgive Me & The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

With so many movies coming out in the fall, we thought we should also write some mini reviews.  Movies that are in theaters, but that we didn’t really think deserved a full review and recipe. Can You Ever Forgive Me is another movie based on a memoir.  This is supposed to be Melissa McCarthy’s breakout […]

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The Leisure Seeker

I have no personal experience with Alzheimer’s Disease.  That said, I really enjoyed this movie.  I thought Helen Mirren’s portrayal of Ella was delightful, just the right balance of love and frustration.  Even when faced with a shock, she displays a believable amount of outrage and forgiveness.  Donald Sutherland’s John is exasperating, charming and convincingly confused.  […]

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