The Best of Enemies

Robin Bissell has been a producer in Hollywood for quite some time.  While working on Pleasantville and Seabiscuit he developed a friendship with Tobey Maguire.   The Best of Enemies, an emotional and evocative film is Bissell’s directorial debut brought to fruition by Material Pictures, Maguire’s production company. Taraji P. Henson (What Men Want) plays Ann […]

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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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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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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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