Late Night

Late Night is a charming bit of fluff.  Emma Thompson is adorable even when she is fierce.  Though her fashion sense is a little interesting, especially the shoes.  Mindy Kaling (Ocean’s Eight) is her usual charming, out spoken, fish out of water self.  John Lithgow is lovely as Thompson’s ailing husband, Henry.  The writers room […]

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Throwback Thursday

One of the darlings at Sundance 2019 was Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starring Zac Efron and Lily Collins.  Recently, it came to Netflix, so I gave it a go.  This movie is based on the book The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy written by Elizabeth Kendall, depicting her relationship with Bundy.  […]

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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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Certain Women

Certain Women premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2016.  This movie is the poster child for the women’s parity movement.  It has a female director, writer, and editor in Kelly Reichardt and excellent female leads.  I have always found the intersection of unrelated lives an interesting premise.  The vignettes were slow and plodding and I […]

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Puzzle

Who knew that competitive puzzling was a thing?  I have always liked Kelly Macdonald (Agnes).  She is wonderful as a woman trying to reinvent herself after her children are grown (though still in the nest).  David Denman (Louie) is charming as her confused and loving husband.  Irrfan Khan (Robert) is convincing as her puzzle partner […]

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