Cold Pursuit

February 12, 2019


Cold Pursuit – Totally innocent Kyle Coxman (Michael Richardson) nevertheless ends up dead. His father Nels (Liam Neeson), upstanding citizen and snowplower for the resort ski town of Kehoe, knows his son didn’t die of a heroin overdose, and begins a pursuit of the killers. Starting at the bottom, he quickly kills off Speedo, Limbo, […]

The Upside

January 25, 2019


The Upside – Super rich quadriplegic Philip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston) hires recently paroled Dell Scott (Kevin Hart) as his caretaker. In the beginning, Cranston looks dazed and Hart has a pained, confused look with a touch of anger. It takes a while but the guys begin to bond. They get high. Dell hires a couple […]

Ben Is Back

January 23, 2019


Ben Is Back – I finally got to see this and was disappointed. Ben (Lucas Hedges) comes home from rehab on Christmas Eve. Mom Holly (Julia Roberts) is overjoyed, not knowing he lied about his sponsor saying he was ready. Sister Ivy (Kathryn Newton) and step-father Neal (Courtney B. Vance) are more than a little […]

If Beale Street Could Talk

January 16, 2019


If Beale Street Could Talk – Childhood friends Tish (Kiki Layne) and Alonzo “Fonny” (Stephan James) grow up to be young lovers. He’s an artist. She’s shy, strong and beautiful. She’s from a close, loving, middle-class family. His mother and sister are snobbish, bible thumping and totally unaware that their fine clothes come from ill-gained […]

On The Basis of Sex

January 13, 2019


On The Basis of Sex- Another great history lesson. Felicity Jones is excellent as Ruth Bader Ginsburg. RBG was educated at Harvard and Columbia, graduating at the top of her class, and yet no law firms would hire her because she was a woman. A couple of times someone made the comment that “if equality […]


January 5, 2019


Vice – Dick Cheney (Christain Bale) looked like a Casper Milquetoast but in actuality was one of the most powerful and ruthless politicians in D.C., especially as VP under George W. (Sam Rockwell). He was a master of manipulation, using focus groups to find out what would trigger the public; and had an ability to […]

Mary Poppins Returns

December 23, 2018


Mary Poppins Returns – Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) is now grown with children of his own: John (Nathanael Saleh), Anabel (Pixie Davies), Georgie (Joel Dawson). Their family home is about to be foreclosed by greedy banker Wilkins (Colin Firth). Sister Jane (Emily Mortimer) offers her help. Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) appears. Lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda) […]