Saturday, July 13, 2019

Nobody's Fool

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

Alps

In the film Alps people have the job of  replacing a deceased person to help those close to deal with the grieving process. This is an interesting concept and there are some very heartfelt performances. Strange rental.

The Highwaymen

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 Best of Enemies

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.

Friday, July 05, 2019

Midsommar

A bizarre trip to Sweden in Midsommar does not end well for several of the characters. A young woman joins her boyfriend and his pals to attend a remote festival. Things get weird and very violent. This film is beautifully shot and moves between the real world and the fantastical world in interesting ways. Though the film's violence is jarring, know that it is a horror film going in. Wild stuff.

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Pavarotti

My parents loved opera. My Dad always said that Pavoratti was one of the finest tenors that ever lived. When the documentary Pavoratti came out I wanted to see it in a theater to experience the best sound. The film gives insight to his work, his method, his passions and relationships. And that voice. Mesmerizing. Dad was right.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Toy Story 4

I had the pleasure of seeing Toy Story 4 with my granddaughter and daughter. Pixar revisits the toys coming to life in a new home with a few new characters. Still sweet. Still funny. I really enjoyed the character of Forky. Good for lots of laughs and a tear-jerker ending.

Mystery Train

Three parallel stories tell of the goings on in a seedy hotel in Mystery Train. The characters are out there and the way the stories come together worked well for me. Good rental.

Friday, June 28, 2019

The Gospel According to Andre

André Leon Talley is a fashion icon. As an editor at Vogue his influence is palpable. In the documentary The Gospel According to Andre his story takes shape and we learn his life story...in his words. Generous, creative, funny, warm and driven. His story is inspiring. Great documentary.