I Care a Lot is a morality tale on the evils of capitalism. There are no ‘good guys’ in this film on Netflix. Everyone is equally disgusting and evil. The word care in the title refers to guardianship of care, which is a legal way to steal every penny from folks in care homes.Continue reading “I Care a Lot covers everyone with the rotten stench of greed”
The Secrets We Keep is a drama about the aftermath of trauma endured during World War II. Maja (Noomi Rapace) lives a quiet life in an American town. One day she sees the man she is sure tortured and raped her near the end of the war. The film is streaming on Hulu and can be rented on Prime Video.Continue reading “The Secrets We Keep looks at enduring trauma”
Sharp Objects is dark and progressively more frightening as the 8 episode HBO mini series rolls. It’s full of brilliant performances built around a slowly revealed mystery.Continue reading “Review: Sharp Objects”
An Invisible Sign got terrible reviews from all the critics. And, as often happens, I love the very movie the critics hate.
Spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: An Invisible Sign”
Cake stars Jennifer Aniston as a woman in chronic pain. The big excitement is that she doesn’t wear any makeup in the film. Aaackk! Looking at a woman with no makeup on may cause brain damage! Are you prepared to put your brain in danger by going to see Cake?
That isn’t right. I made that up. The real truth is acting in a film without wearing makeup may lead to an Oscar. The point is, if you’re brave enough to show your face without makeup, you must be a great actress and not just some airhead from Friends.
All kidding aside, chronic pain is no joke. I deal with it. Many people do. I think the topic of the film is going to connect with a lot of people. Many people understand the agony involved in daily living with chronic pain depicted in Cake. And, yeah, give me ALL the pills.
The film also stars Adriana Barraza, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, Mamie Gummer, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Chris Messina, Lucy Punch and Britt Robertson. That’s an excellent cast. It’s directed by Daniel Barnz.
The film opens in January 2015. January is not the best month to release a film if you’re hoping for Oscar nods, but that’s the schedule.