Fellow Movie Buffs

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

"Tangerine"

Right off the bat, I have to tell you, if you're not  into transgendered, off-beat and super, foul-mouthed movies, don't go here. That said, I wasn't sure what I was getting into with this movie. It started pretty weird until I got 20 minutes into it, but I stuck with it. What a fun movie. Here's the basic plot: A couple of black, transgendered men/women are involved in a dispute about their boyfriend. Then they drag another hooker into their story. As my daughter once said, "Every story is either the Illiad or the Odyssey." This is another Odyssey.
4.5 to of 5 stars


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

"Face2Face"

Interesting concept and movie. 99% of the movie is based around a young couple who were friends as young children and reconnect years later. Most of the film focuses on their interaction on Facebook. It sounds pretty boring but this one held my interest right until the end. And the ending will catch you off guard.
3.5 out of 5 stars



Tuesday, February 6, 2018

"On Body and Soul"

Hard to describe this one. It starts out at a slaughterhouse where a minor crime takes place. During the investigation, it's revealed that two employees are in each others dreams. They're both deer roaming a forrest together. When they discover this, they warm up to each other and become friends. They're both flawed and quirky individuals. Although it's a Hungarian movie, it has a cold, impersonal feel to it--more like a Scandinavian film.
4 out of 5 stars.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

"Bokeh"

Incredible photography, great acting, and interesting story. A couple ends up in Iceland  on vacation, where it's an end of the world scenario. Everyone has disappeared, mysteriously, and the couple is totally on their own. So basically, they learn to fend for themselves. I love these types of movies, and this one is really well done.
4.5 out of 5 stars




Sunday, January 28, 2018

"A Futile and Stupid Gesture"

A biopic about Doug Kenney,: one of the founders of the National Lampoon. If you're a fan of the magazine like I was, in my formative years, you'll love this movie. It's an inside look at what went on during the early years of one of the funniest humor mags of all times. Netscape hit another home run with this one!
4 out of 5 stars


Saturday, January 20, 2018

"Lion"

Absolutely wonderful film. If you haven't heard about this movie, here's a quick plot summary: A five year old Indian boy is dropped off and abandoned at a train station. He hops on a train and is taken 500 miles from his home and family. He is eventually adopted by a loving Australian family. As an adult, his quest is to reconnect with his mother. Epic journey and movie.
4.5 out of 5 stars


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

"Fun Mom Dinner."

What a fun movie. I'm huge fan of so-called. "chick-flix." And this was one of the best I've seen in a while. Totally predictable, but with good acting, and a decent storyline. It held my attention right to the end. If you're up for an amusing 1 1/2 hours of great entertainment, this is one you might enjoy.
3 out of 4 stars.