Fellow Movie Buffs

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.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

"Handsome: A Netflix original Mystery Movie"

I was in the mood for a dumb, funny movie, and this one delivered. It was a decent murder mystery plot, and the actors all rose to the occasion. The acting was great, offbeat in a good sort of way. The writing was pretty funny, and the storyline was predictable, but engaging. If you're in the mood to see something in the "Caddyshack" vein, check this one out.
3 out of 5 stars

Thursday, December 28, 2017

"Some Freaks"

This is an offbeat, coming of age movie. It's about a couple of high school misfits: A one-eyed boy (Matt) and an overweight girl (Jill). The two meet and fall in love. Of course, they're bullied by their classmates but they have the comfort of each other. When Jill moves across the country to attend college, they're relationship changes. Matt visits her at school and he's surprised that she's starting to get into shape. She's definitely not the same person she was in high school. Great acting and good writing. It's described as a romantic comedy. It's not either one.
4 stars out of 5

Thursday, December 21, 2017

"Summertime" or "L'estate addosso"

Beautiful, heartfelt film about two Italian teens who travel to San Fransisco and spend their summer with a gay couple. There's not much of a plot, but the movie follows their adventures and their evolving relationships with each other. They end up going to Cuba together, before they return to Italy. Nice photography, scenery, and superb acting.
3.5 out of 5 stars.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

"From the Land of the Moon"

What a wonderful movie. It's a French film about a young woman who has an arranged marriage. She develops a serious medical condition which requires her to go to a health spa in Switzerland. While there, she falls in love with an injured soldier. When she gets home her memory of the the past is in question. Nice twist at the end. The acting, photography, and story are phenomenal. Well worth the 2 hour time length.

4.5 out of 5 stars

Monday, December 11, 2017

"El Camino Christmas".

It sounds like it could be a sequel of a movie called "El Camino," a film about a bunch of greasers. Believe me, it's not. It's a very off-the-wall movie that's very entertaining. And just when you think you know where the plot is going, guess again. It's a total riot. It starts out with a a hostage situation in a party story. And then movie takes off from there.

4 out of 5 stars

Monday, November 27, 2017

"Fanny's Journey"

An absolutely wonderful movie, based on a true story. This film is about a bunch of Jewish children who were protected in a house in France from the Nazis. When the Germans invade the town, Fanny takes the kids on a journey to stay ahead of the Nazis. The acting, scenery, and the cinematography are all incredible. What a wonderful film.
4.5 out of 5 stars