Empire of Light, Olivia Colman wows again
Empire of Light tells a multilayered story about an English cinema in 1980 and the people who worked there. It’s a tangle of themes about mental illness, racism, and cinema. There are spoilers ahead.
Genius, the man who edited Thomas Wolfe
Genius, the 2016 version starring Colin Firth and Jude Law, is about Scribner editor Max Perkins (Firth) and his efforts to corral the language of Thomas Wolfe (Law) into marketable books.
Review: Operation Mincemeat, a WWII spy operation that worked
Operation Mincemeat was an elaborate deception by the British. It took place in 1943. The purpose was to convince the Nazis that Britain was going to invade Greece, when in fact, the target was Sicily.
Review: Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Poppins Returns was a disappointment. It wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t really good either. I expected it to be really good. I’m a sucker for a musical, so I was surprised that this one didn’t make me jump with joy.
Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Quickly now! See if you can guess how I felt about Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again based on these facts. 1) I loved the now 10-year-old Mamma Mia! 2) I love ABBA. 3) I love a musical. Have you guessed yet?
Watch This: Trailers for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Trailers are showing up for the July release of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Here’s a spot from the Grammys and a regular release trailer.
Review: Arthur Newman
Arthur Newman stars Emily Blunt and Colin Firth. When I noticed it on Netflix, I saw it didn’t have a very high rating. I would watch Emily Blunt in just about anything so I gave it a chance. I’m glad I did. My opinion of the film turned out to be higher than others.
Watch This: Trailer for Bridget Jones’s Baby
Bridget Jones’s Baby is the third in the Bridget Jones saga starring Renée Zellweger. Bridget Jones’s story is significant because it has been a woman-fronted comedy success story for 15 years.