Isn’t It Romantic

Isn’t It Romantic is your typical romantic comedy.  It’s starts out sharp and clever and falls into a pile of mush at the end.  Natalie (Rebel Wilson) is an architect that may be talented but doesn’t have the confidence to be taken seriously.  She doesn’t seem to care about herself or her surroundings.  Josh (Adam […]

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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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A Star is Born

This is the third remake of the 1937 A Star is Born starring Frederick March and Janet Gaynor.  I also watched the 1976 version starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.  This most recent interpretation features Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.  The plot has very few variations from the Kristofferson/Streisand.  I thought the chemistry between Ally […]

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On Chesil Beach

Most of this story is told in flashbacks.  Their romance is very sweet if not passionate, and Florence’s past is disturbing.   The lack of communication and inexperience are a sign of the times but lead to tragic consequences.   Saoirse Ronan is perfect in the role of Florence, a girl who may have just wanted to […]

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Disobedience

Rachel McAdams (Esti), Rachel Weisz (Ronit) and Alessandro Nivola (Dovid) were inseparable childhood friends.  Ronit has returned to their close knit Orthodox Jewish community for the funeral of her father, the rabbi.  She seems to want to be treated as the rabbi’s daughter, but on her terms.  She is distressed by the lengths her father […]

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Finding Your Feet

Celia Imrie is the person you want to meet if your life has taken a downturn.  In Finding Your Feet, her Biff’s independent spirit helps her snooty sister Sandra (Imelda Staunton) find happiness after she makes a shocking discovery.   Her friends are quirky and interesting.  Joanna Lumley is stunning as their experienced friend, Jackie.  Charlie […]

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