Saturday, July 20, 2019
After being mugged, a quiet young man turns to martial arts to learn how to defend himself. In The Art of Self Defense he encounters an intense culture at the dojo. This is an interesting take on bullying, crime and coping with a good twist. Good film
When the best way to land a job is to take on the persona of a woman, a desperate actor finds out about the pitfalls of mistaken identity. In Tootsie his plan works until romance enters the picture. Well written and acted. This is a classic that still holds up.
Friday, July 19, 2019
Watching grief guide a woman's emotions in The Face of Love is painful. Meeting a man who looks a lot like her late husband motivates her to pursue him as the perfect replacement. The performances shine in this poignant romantic drama.
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019
After the latest dust-up with The Avengers, Peter Parker tries to go on a school trip to Europe like a "regular kid". Trouble follows and adventure ensues. In Spider-Man: Far from Home he still has to use his spidey powers to battle evil, but keeping the secret becomes more difficult. I liked the story, there were some funny moments and the cast is great. This is a solid Spider-Man adventure.
Saturday, July 13, 2019
The nuts and bolts of a team sailing around the world are explored in the documentary Maiden. The ocean is a harsh environment and the round-the-world race is a prestigious one among sailors. It is challenging, expensive and grueling. The story of the crew of Maiden is uplifting and impressive. Great story. Great film.
The bonds of sisterhood are tested in the comedy Nobody's Fool. When a woman is released from prison and goes to live with her successful sister, their differences are evident. There are men, there are jobs, there are laughs, there are surprisingly sweet moments. This is a good rental.
Sunday, July 07, 2019
In the true story of the men who brought down Bonnie & Clyde, The Highwaymen is an interesting crime thriller. Two Texas Rangers come out of retirement to hunt down the outlaws. Performances are good and the story holds up. Decent rental.
Saturday, July 06, 2019
The civil rights movement had its share of heroes and in Best of Enemies we meet two of them. People on opposite sides of school integration in North Carolina are forced to work together. They grudgingly work through the best they can. In the end, their best is pretty good. The pace of the film itself is a little slow, but it is an important civil rights story. An OK rental.