Sunday, December 10, 2017

Brigsby Bear

In the film Brigsby Bear we meet James. James is a young adult who has lived in a manufactured environment his whole life. When he is rescued from his abduction, he must learn socialization skills. He meets peers who help him along, and he brings the persona of Brigsby Bear. He is passionate, creative and innocent. This film is interesting, quirky and sweet. I liked this film.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Logan Lucky

The classic heist film takes a twist in Logan Lucky with a great cast. A family who is famous for having bad luck, develop an elaborate scheme to rob a race track. The characters are interesting, sometimes funny, and there is a heart at the center of it all. This was a decent rental. I found it entertaining.

Monday, December 04, 2017

Meghan Levy

Most war stories involve men. In Megan Levey we meet soldiers that are canine and female. Levey is the handler of a bomb sniffing dog. The young Marine takes her job seriously, but struggles to be take seriously by her coworkers and family. Rex has behavior issues, but becomes a hero. I liked this story. I liked this film.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Wizard of Lies

At the final line of Wizard of Lies I answered "yes." Bernie Madoff was a monster who belongs in jail, this film is his story. The largest Ponzi scheme in history unfolds in an alarming fashion. The performances are excellent, but what a sad story. Glad I saw it, but pretty depressing.

The Little Hours

The delight of an outrageous story set in 1347 in a convent is the ride I took with the film The Little Hours. When a man hides out with a group of young nuns, posing as a mute, there is plenty of room for dark comedy. The performances in this are outstanding, there are so many talented actors in this cast. I'd like to watch this one again.

Monday, November 27, 2017

The Hitman's Bodyguard

Chasing, shooting, revenge and crime are all on point in The Hitman's Bodyguard. That a hit-man needs a bodyguard sort of cracks me up. This is not high drama, but the action is worth watching. I was entertained by this film.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Lady Bird

The film Lady Bird left me with feelings of hope. Hope for growth, hope for acceptance, hope for assistance, hope for love. The relationships explored in this film are real, honest and heartfelt. Lady Bird finds her way through her senior year of high school with passion and determination. I heard this film described as a photo album and I couldn't agree more. The performances are outstanding. I wasn't the only one in the theater crying. One of the best films of the year.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Crown Heights

When a man is unjustly imprisoned, his friend works on his behalf to prove his innocence. The events and time frame of Crown Heights are compelling. The performances are strong. The story is frustrating and true.A good rental.