Friday, May 18, 2018

Maudie

In Maudie a marriage of convenience results in love, devotion and artistic satisfaction. Based on a true story, Maudie fights for artistic and personal independence. An inspiring artist. Good film.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

High Society

Continuing my viewing of the great classic films High Society found its way in to my DVD player. Another fabulous performance from Grace Kelly as a socialite on the eve of her second wedding. There are complications, there is drama, there is humor. A great classic remake that I enjoyed.

Saturday, May 05, 2018

High Noon

The classic western is in full glory in the film High Noon.Watching Grace Kelly shine in every scene as her character muscles through a difficult situation is a pleasure. Her husband faces off against a gang trying to take over the town. Great film.

Avengers: Infinity War

SO many superheroes. So many battles in Avengers: Infinity War. The quest is taken up by the villain, and the superheros try to stop him. The result is not a happy one. I was glad to learn that this is the first half of a two part story. I need a little more resolution. Well done.

Friday, May 04, 2018

American Assassin

Drawn out and a bit boring, American Assassin takes us through the black ops training of a young man who has suffered terrible loss and is out for revenge. This film would have benefited from a serious edit, I understand that the book is a good read. This was an OK rental.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

The To Do List

Graphic, honest and very funny, The To Do List is a coming of age story that focuses on sex. The class valedictorian is feeling good about working through her to-do list before leaving for college until she is asked about losing her virginity. In a panic, she starts to research sex the way she researches any task. The to-do list grows in a humorous and tactical fashion. This film is raunchy, explicit and very funny.Great cast too. Worth a look.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Outside In

When a man is released from prison, he seeks out a high school teacher who supported him during his incarceration. The film Outside In tells the story of a man learning to deal with the world after years in a structured, sheltered world. His maturity level is stifled and he struggles to work on decision making skills and relationships. I liked the story and performances. A good rental.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Based on the life of  Gloria Grahame, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool is an artful, heartfelt film. Gloria pursues her career and takes up with a much younger man. When she is diagnosed with cancer, she lives in denial and it is her final demise. Her story is poignant. The performances are outstanding. I liked this film.