The Book of Henry

June 19, 2017

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The Book of Henry – Typically, I don’t read other reviews before I write mine. This time I did and kind of disagree with Rotten Tomatoes and whoever said it was “manipulative.” Henry (Jaeden Lieberher) is an exceptional 11-year-old … he is beyond extraordinary, he’s cute, he’s funny …. his verbal sparring with mom’s (Naomi […]

Megan Leavey

June 15, 2017

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Megan Leavey – Based on a true story. Megan (Kate Mara… looking and acting like a younger Sandra Bullock) is aimless after her best friend ODs and decides to join the Marines. She gets K9 kennel duty after she’s caught peeing in the provost marshall’s yard – it was late, she didn’t know. She decides […]

Norman

May 20, 2017

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Norman – One of the oddest movies I’ve seen in a long time. Not sure I can explain it, partly because the subtitles (when the Israelis were talking) were partially hidden. Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) is a consultant who wants to help people even if they don’t want his help. He’s pushy, he makes things […]

A Quiet Passion

May 13, 2017

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A Quiet Passion – Threats of hell and damnation can’t keep the young Emily Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon) at the convent. Back home, she lives with her domineering father (Keith Carradine) and depressed mother (Joanna Bacon). There’s a veneer of sweetness and light, flowers and parasols, then out comes a screaming match. Emily and siblings (Jennifer […]

The Lost City of Z

May 7, 2017

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The Lost City of Z – An interesting look at British explorer Percival Fawcett’s (Charlie Hunnam) explorations into the Amazon, searching for a city never set foot upon by white man. Since Fawcett had made “a rather unfortunate choice in ancestors”, the Royal Geographical Society sent him off to Bolivia to survey the jungle with […]

The Circle

May 2, 2017

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The Circle – Mae Holland (Emma Watson) is so excited when, thanks to her friend Annie (Karen Gillan), she gets a job at a high tech company where all the employees are young and hip in a nerdish kind of way. The Circle’s latest invention is a camera that can be everywhere and see everything. […]

Their Finest

April 25, 2017

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Their Finest – Set in 1940s London, it’s a very 1940’s movie. The Ministry of War Department wants an authentic movie made, partly to inspire their troops and country; partly to enlist America’s help. Authentic was described as “real life with the boring cut out.” Catrin Cole (Gemma Atherton) gets hired as a scriptwriter at […]