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: Season 3 of Catastrophe is Coming

Catastrophe season 3 is headed for Amazon Prime on April 28. This hybrid American/British comedy stars Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan, who also wrote the series. The series puts the main characters right in the middle of a relationship they had no preparation for. Continue reading “Watch This: Season 3 of Catastrophe is Coming”

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 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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Watch This: Trailer for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri looks so good. So good. It stars Frances McDormand in a part that if it wasn’t written for her, it should have been. It promises to be wonderful, if the trailer can be believed. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Watch This: Trailer for Stefan Zweig, Farewell to Europe

Stefan Zweig, Farewell to Europe is from director Maria Schrader. Schrader wrote and directed this story of Stefan Zweig, the Austrian Jewish writer and his life while in exile from 1936 to 1942. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Stefan Zweig, Farewell to Europe”