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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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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Colette

We saw Colette at Sundance this spring.  It is also screening at TIFF 2018.  It is a biopic about the early life of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, a Pulitzer prize nominated author.  It portrays her family life in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, in Burgundy France and her married life in Paris.  At the age of 20 she  marries Henry Gauthier-Villars, […]

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Woman Walks Ahead

I am frustrated by this type of movie.  It states that it is based on a true story.  Unfortunately, many people get their history from the movies.  I don’t know why movie makers can’t just stick with the truth or just change all the names so that it is a work of fiction.  Yes, Sitting […]

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Chappaquiddick

Chappaquiddick is a disturbing biopic.   Jason Clarke’s callous, self-centered portrayal of Ted Kennedy is alarming.  Seeing his relationship with his father (Bruce Dern), explained a lot.   Ed Helms (Joe Gargan) and Jim Gaffigan (Paul Markham) do a fine job in their dramatic roles.  The devotion of the Boiler Room Girls is effectively portrayed by Olivia […]

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Live Action Shorts

The Silent Child The Silent Child centers around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication. This movie is beautifully filmed and well-acted.  The story has enough open […]

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