In Hillbilly Elegy we learn that no matter how they behave, family is still family. You choose how to deal with it. A shared legacy is in the hearts of these characters. Based on a memoir, I liked this film.
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Thursday, November 26, 2020
In a bout of nostalgia, I rented Road House to get a little young Patrick Swayze. Playing a bouncer at a bar in Missouri, he keeps order with his martial arts prowess. His performance is strong, sexy and heartfelt. This film is a classic that is worth a watch.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Saturday, November 21, 2020
The documentary My Octopus Teacher is fascinating. Beautifully shot. Emotionally narrated. This is a thrilling story I did not expect. Wish I had been able to see this in the theater. Nature up close is amazing, and at times, brutal. I really liked this film.
Friday, November 20, 2020
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Friday, November 13, 2020
Thursday, November 12, 2020
In Parting Glances a group of friends gather for a going away party. Relationships, careers and family are all discussed with drama, humor. The social commentary is very interesting. We see the 80s in all its glory. Good film, great performances.
Sunday, November 08, 2020
The one-person show ANN is a wonderful portrayal of Ann Richards. Holland Taylor portrays the former Texas governor skillfully and with a lot of heart and grit. Her no-nonsense approach to life and politics is inspiring. I'm glad that I watched this.
Saturday, November 07, 2020
Friday, November 06, 2020
There is a lot of good
early work from Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane and a great group of young
actors in Hardball. Gambling, little league and urban survival delivers a
heartwarming drama with a sobering look at violence. I really liked this film.