Sunday, May 30, 2021

Katherine Hepburn: All About Me

Kathryn Hepburn: All About Me is a detailed look at the life and career of Katheryn Hepburn in her own words. A lovely documentary.

Mighty Joe Young

In Mighty Joe Young the technology for 1949 is impressive. The story of white men exploiting and abusing animals is disturbing. Fire scene is especially dramatic and epic. What a classic.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Baby Doll

 Controversial in its day, Baby Doll, a Tennessee Williams revenge story, directed by Elia Kazan, is mild by today's standards. Performances, music, cinematography, sound design and direction are all rather brilliant. Well worth watching the "making of" featurette. Glad I rented this film. "We got nothing to do but wait for tomorrow and see if we're remembered or forgotten." 

Thursday, May 27, 2021

The Last Shift

By no stretch of the imagination is The Last Shift a comedy. It is a rather somber comment on the state of the world. Good performances, but this film goes nowhere.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021


 Minari is an authentic family story. A Korean family runs a farm with all of the challenges that brings. The personalities are very real, especially the grandmother. Excellent film.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The Father

In The Father we are drawn into the mind of a man dealing with age and dementia. Battling to figure out what is real and what is not, this film does an artful job of portraying his struggles. This is a little confusing, until you figure out what the point of view is. Excellent film.

Thursday, May 20, 2021


Supernova is an emotional, honest and compassionate story of dementia. The performances are so genuine. I liked this film a lot. "Let me be with you."

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Kid 90

 In the film Kid 90 we see an intimate look at Hollywood in the 1990s. Good documentary told from an interesting perpective. Very up close and personal. Well done.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

The Mauritanian

 Based on a true story, The Mauritanian is a sad story of injustice. Hard to watch, but this is an important story to tell. 

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Breaking News in Yuba County

 Breaking News in Yuba County is a dark comedy with a wild premise. A wild ride well worth taking. Great cast.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome

 After watching the documentary Tina, it only made sense to see Mad Max Thunderdome. I forgot how cool and intense this movie is. Holds up.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Victor Victoria

 A female soprano struggles to find work in Victor Victoria. When she finally does, it affects her personal life. Excellent drama with many comedic moments. Worth a watch.

Saturday, May 08, 2021


 I had the privilege of seeing Alliance on Broadway HD. In this time of lockdown it felt like a treat. Beautiful performances tell a harrowing story. I'm glad I had the opportunity to see it.


The film Resistance tells the true story of Marcel Marceau helping the Fresh Resistance in World War II. It is a powerful story. Well done.

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Brother to Brother

 The film Brother to Brother is a current day drama with roots in the Harlem renaissance. Brutal and honest. Good film.

Tuesday, May 04, 2021


I have always loved Tina Turner's work. The documentary Tina gives us the whole story and the whole person. What strength, what a career, what a talent, what a gift. I really liked this film.

Monday, May 03, 2021

Money Plane

 Rob a casino? Sure. In the air? What!?! Full of criminals? Uh oh. The movie Money Plane takes a different turn on the heist story with pretty good results. This was a decent rental.

Sunday, May 02, 2021

The Mitchell's vs the Machines

 In The Mitchell's vs the Machines we go on an adventure with a family and not everyone wants to be there. The is teen angst, awkward Dad moments and family dynamics that are easy to relate to. Then they meet the machines... This movie is funny, action-packed and very heartfelt. I liked it a lot.

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (1956)

In Godzilla:King of the Monsters Godzilla wreaks havoc. This early monster movie has impressive effects for 1956. Raymond Burr's character is intense, as reporter Steve Martin. I liked this film a lot.