Sunday, November 29, 2020

Hillbilly Elegy

 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.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Road House

 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

The Queen's Gambit

 I was not expecting there to be so much drama around chess, but The Queen's Gambit proved me wrong. The performances, writing and editing make this series interesting and dramatic. I liked this series a lot.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

My Octopus Teacher

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


Generations are haunted in the film Relic. Is it a specter? Is it the house? Is it reality? Getting to the bottom of strange goings on is a good horror ride. Sometimes reality is more frightening than the supernatural.

Thursday, November 19, 2020


In Unhinged overblown road rage goes down a violent road. With little motivation, a man wreaks bloody havoc. Anxiety plus. This was a very disturbing rental

Saturday, November 14, 2020

The Current War

The complications of progress are explored in The Current War. A period film about the war of technology. Interesting rental

Amanda Knox

 The documentary Amanda Knox chronicles the story of a college student arrested for murder in Italy and her journey to freedom. OK rental if the subject interests you.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Let's Scare Jessica to Death

A creepy thriller with a 70s vibe, Let's Scare Jessica to Death keeps you guessing what's real, what's not? The production design is cool. For some reason I was obsessed with the glass doorknobs. Good rental.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

To Catch a Thief

 In To Catch a Thief a retired burglar must defend his honor and figure out who is framing him. Great performances from Grant and Kelly.

Parting Glances

 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

The Impostors

A silly slapstick ride, The Impostors is jam-packed with talented stars, drama and laughs. A lot of comedy makes this a fun watch.

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.

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a great sci-fi, mystery horror film. What's in those pods? Well shot and oh that score. Great rental

Sunday, November 01, 2020

The Long Dumb Road

An odd couple end up on a road trip in The Long Dumb Road. The journey has its ups and downs and a lot of heart. Funny with a touch of raunchy. I liked this movie a lot.