Women Talking, the choices are not easy
Women Talking, written and directed by Sarah Polley, based on a book by Miriam Toews, looks at the decision making process among a group of Mennonite women who lived in a remote colony in Bolivia. When it comes to stories about empowered women taking control of their own destiny, this is an outstanding one.
Review: Nightmare Alley – what a cast!
Nightmare Alley is like a gigantic, room-sized painting of a film noir. Big, beautiful, and flat. It’s gorgeous to look at, and the cast is all top drawer, but the film is too long and dry as dust. You can stream it on HBO Max.
Watch This: Trailer for The Girl in the Spider’s Web
The Girl in the Spider’s Web is part of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. This latest film is from a book by David Lagercrantz, based on the characters of the original creator Stieg Larsson. I read the book The Girl in the Spider’s Web some time ago, and thought it compared well with […]
Lion simply amazes. Think back to what you can remember from when you were 5 years old. I don’t imagine your memories are very detailed. But for Saroo Brierley, whose true story this is, his detailed memories of his first 5 years helped him find his way home 25 years later. This review contains spoilers.
Watch This: Trailer for Mon Roi (My King)
Mon Roi, or My King in English, is a French film directed by Maïwenn, the 4th film from this director. Maïwenn also wrote the screenplay. Vincent Cassel and Emmanuelle Bercot star as the couple in the film.
Review: Carol is Brilliant
Carol was a simple story about two people falling in love. It was much more as well. It was a story about Carol (Cate Blanchett) and Therese (Rooney Mara) and the hidden look in their eyes, the hidden meaning in their touch, the hidden hope in their togetherness. Mild spoilers ahead.
Watch This: New Trailer for Carol
I’m way behind the times with this trailer for Carol. It looks like an emotional and possibly heartbreaking ride. Carol stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in a story set in 1952 New York City. It tells the story of a young female clerk and her love affair with an older, married woman. Also in […]
Watch This: Trailer for Carol
Carol is a love story set in the 1950s. It stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as the two lovers. Back in the 50s, we would have called that “forbidden love.”