Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Monday, December 30, 2019
The documentary Magic Trip takes us on a ride with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters across America. The archival footage from the 60s is very fun and nostalgic. The trip itself is a journey of joy. This is a fun documentary. Good rental.
The comedy Murder Mystery follows a couple to a chance vacation on a wealthy stranger's yacht. When there is a murder on board there is a crazy investigation and a crazy resolution. Themes of love and revenge make this a fun rental.
Sunday, December 29, 2019
The frenetic pace and performance in Uncut Gems makes for a very effective thriller. Watching this film was very stressful, as the main character makes bad decision after bad decision. He is a con man and an over-talker, which adds to the chaotic quality of the story. This is a wild ride, presented so well, that it really drew me in. As unnerving as that was, it was effective and satisfying. I liked this film a lot.
Sunday, December 22, 2019
Finishing the Star Wars story with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a fitting finale. Visuals and music are on point. There are several character treatments I didn't care for, but the internet can handle those. They covered a lot of ground in this saga. Happy to have gone along for the ride.
The documentary Biggest Little Farm shows just how hard it is to grow things. The brutality of nature is shown in all it's raw glory. The hard work and joy of the farmers is uplifting and impressive. This is an honest behind the scenes film. Worth a look.
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Having enjoyed the series, the movie version of Downton Abby plays like a long, lovely episode. The impending visit form the Queen is the centerpiece for household drama. Each character shows their personality strengths. The music is outstanding and this film is gorgeous. A delight.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Monday, December 09, 2019
Sunday, December 08, 2019
Sunday, December 01, 2019
My love for Mr. Rogers is public. When the movie A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood came out I was there. Fred Rogers has been an important compass in my life. I try. I fail. I pull myself back up. I feel. And all of that is fine. Feel your feelings. A lovely film. "You've got to do it."