Wednesday, May 30, 2018
In the spy thriller Red Sparrow sex is a weapon. After a dance accident, a Russian ballerina turns to spy work as a "sparrow" to support herself and her family. She uses her body as a weapon against the enemy. This story has some interesting aspects and relationships, but it is much too long. It was an OK rental for me.
Friday, May 25, 2018
The story of a twenty year span of a woman's life makes Plenty a very interesting drama. She is strong-willed, smart and passionate. The performances and writing make this story compelling to watch. I liked this film a lot more than expected. Well worth watching.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
High drama in the form of confessions makes The Party a compelling film. A group of friends gather to celebrate and the words fly. As the stories unfold, we get the events that bring us to this night. Dramatic in black and white, this film had a shocker of an ending.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
The scope of the work and life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is explored in the documentary RBG. Her defense of civil rights and rise to the Supreme Court at a time when women just didn't do that is fascinating. We see a professional, a mother, a wife, a fried, a colleague, a judge...with a sense of humor She is badass and inspiring. Everyone should see this film.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Hedy Lamarr was most famous for her film roles, but in the documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story we learn there was much more to her. Smart and a bit of a tinkerer, she messed around with technology that is now part of the internet. A fascinating life and story.
Friday, May 18, 2018
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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
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.
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
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
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.