The Guilty Thursday, Oct 7 2021 

Jake Gyllenhaal – part of a gifted acting family – deserves an Oscar nomination for this performance. There are many twists and turns in this script and a growing crescendo of angst. He is definitely up to the task. Fasten your seat belts! He plays a cop who answers 911 calls and gets really caught up in one call that takes place during an LA fire emergency.

scenes from a marriage Thursday, Oct 7 2021 

The first thing that comes to mind is that this is extremely well acted and directed. It is so much “all there” that it is almost too painful to watch. I’m sure that it was exhausting for the actors to make. It is refreshing to see work like this that captures the elements of the original version that sheds glimmers of new light on the piece. I must say that I felt more removed from the first version – sort of like a train wreck that you’re not on. This version involves you more.

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the starling Monday, Sep 27 2021 

I have read some negative reviews – but I liked this film. It is an unapologetic story of loss .

I even shed a tear at the end. I’m a Kevin Kline fan from way back. And I like Melissa McCarthy. No one takes themselves too seriously – it is all down – played. And the therapists get their just deserts.

Cry Macho Sunday, Sep 19 2021 

I don’t think that this is the best film he’s done – but this is a pleasant little film. Mr. Eastwood’s character is asked by an old friend to locate and return his son – who is somewhere in Mexico. It’s a road picture. Old man , teenage Mexican. The kindness of strangers also figures in this film in the Senora who most graciously feeds them. My favorite line is ” I can’t cure OLD”. I don’t agree with his politics – but even in advanced age – Mr. Eastwood is a fine actor and director.

Vigil Thursday, Sep 2 2021 

This is an English submarine series that is very absorbing. One of my favorite actresses – Suranne Jones, plays a policewoman detective who is sent on board to investigate a murder. The animosity between the Queen’s navy and the police doesn’t help matters. The pacing of this series is superb. Can’t wait to see the next installment!

Stillwater Saturday, Aug 21 2021 

Still waters run deep – is a great explanation of Matt Damon’s character. He plays a low key character – construction worker – whose daughter was imprisoned in France for a murder. He cannot accept this and eventually ends up moving to Marseilles to be near the prison she is in and to try to clear her name. He has a very lucky relationship with a French woman and her daughter and they become roommates. He doesn’t speak much French and she interprets in his search for the killer. This film is extremely well crafted – acting wise and in every other way. Be prepared for surprises.

the Cuban Thursday, Aug 12 2021 

Lou Gosset Jr. shines in this nursing home drama. He is an inmate in this somewhat strictly run home. A medical student opens up his life with things she intuits he would enjoy. And he opens up like a flower. A man who had retreated into depression becomes smiley, and happy – dementia or not. It is very well acted and directed.

The Garden of Evening Mists Friday, Jul 9 2021 

A young Malaysian girl who suffered under the occupation by Japan in World War II seeks out a Japanese garden designer after the war. He refuses to design the garden himself , but makes her an apprentice to learn how she can design the garden. This involves hard manual labor – but she agrees. (This gardener is quite something- very attractive ) but not warm and cuddly. But of course there is an attraction. She is also in search of the grave of her sister. It’s a compelling love story told very simply and carefully. Definitely time well spent.

Dream Horse Wednesday, Jun 16 2021 

I love horses and yes, I have have rode some in Colorado at a dude ranch. – so this movie really appealed to me. Toni Collette is great as the mind behind the scheme to make some extra cash and excitement to her and her friend’s lives. Of course there would be setbacks – the horse they end up with lost his mother at his birth and some other things happen later on – but he bounces back. All I can say is the Welsh horses have a real tough time of it – not only do they need to be fast – but nimble too – they must also jump over hurdles as well!

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