Watch This: Trailer for Their Finest

Their Finest is a female driven story about a World War II script writer. Gemma Arterton plays copywriter Catrin Cole, who lands a job writing women’s dialogue for war films at a British ministry. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Their Finest”

Review: A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) is a heartwarming story from Sweden. Adapted from the best selling novel by Fredrik Backman by director Hannes Holm, the tale is a worthy rendering of the novel. Rolf Lassgård is wonderful as Ove. Continue reading “Review: A Man Called Ove”

Watch This: Trailer for Maudie

Maudie looks like an absolutely lovely film. I can’t wait to see it. Sally Hawkins stars as Maud Lewis, a woman with rheumatoid arthritis. She’s forced out of her home and left to find a way to support herself as a housekeeper and later as an artist. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Maudie”

Watch This: Trailer for Tomorrow: Take Concrete Steps to a Sustainable Future

Just in time for Earth Day, comes Tomorrow: Take Concrete Steps to a Sustainable Future, a documentary from France. The film is mostly in English with some subtitles. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Tomorrow: Take Concrete Steps to a Sustainable Future”

Review: Deidra & Laney Rob a Train

Deidra & Laney Rob a Train is a fanciful and improbable story about two teens who resort to train robbery when their mother is incarcerated. Continue reading “Review: Deidra & Laney Rob a Train”

Watch This: Trailer for A Quiet Passion about Emily Dickinson

I can’t tell you exactly how many Emily Dickinson poems I know by heart, but it’s a big number. I’ve read and reread and recited her poetry all my life. Now there’s a film about her life called A Quiet Passion starring Cynthia Nixon as the poet. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for A Quiet Passion about Emily Dickinson”

Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife

I saw The Zookeeper’s Wife on opening weekend at the earliest matinee. The theater was packed! I didn’t hear any sobbing, but, frankly, I felt like sobbing uncontrollably several times during the film. That doesn’t mean it was a bad film. The Zookeeper’s Wife was a very good film. Continue reading “Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife”

Watch This: Trailer for Queen of the Desert about Gertrude Bell

The intrepid adventurer Gertrude Bell will be played by Nicole Kidman in Queen of the Desert. Gertrude Bell was traveler, writer, archaeologist, cartographer, explorer, and spy for the British Empire at the dawn of the 20th century.
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