Fellow Movie Buffs

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

"Indiscretion"

Excellent stalker film. The story revolves around the wife of a politician (played by Mira Sorvino) who's running for a Senate seat. she has a brief fling with an artist who starts stalking her. The artist is totally possessed with her and won't take no for an answer. Then he befriends her husband and starts dating her daughter. It's a total creepfest. Great acting, writing, and cinematography.
4 out of 5 stars.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

"Anon"

To use an old cliche, this is a total "mind bender" of a movie. It's set in the future where everyone can see data in front of them about everyone else. There are no secrets. And detectives can see what happened at the scene of a crime, through the eyes of the killer. So it's basically a futuristic detective drama. Very well done. It does take a while to figure out what's going on. And Clive Owen does an excellent job.
3.5 out of 5 stars


Thursday, April 26, 2018

"Una"

A movie about a very disturbing topic. It's about a woman who was molested as a 13-year old child and then encounters the person as an an adult. It's a very powerful film and I'm still not sure what to make of it. I don't totally agree with the bias of the film, but it is really well acted and filmed.
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3.5 out of 5 stars.





Thursday, April 19, 2018

"Dare to be Wild"

Based on a true story, the film is about a young Irish landscape architect who is focused on creating natural designs which incorporate native species into her plans. She gets a job with a high-profile designer who steals her notebook, fires her and moves on. Her ultimate dream is to enter the prestigious Chelsea Garden Show with a natural, Celtic-themed design. Without giving too much of the plot way, I'll just say, a significant part of the movie takes place in Ethiopia,n which is beautiful. The cinematography is absolutely stunning. The acting is great. And the soundtrack is one that makes you want to own a cd of it. What more can one say in praise of this wonderful movie?

4.5 out of 5 stars.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

"Cuba and the Cameraman."

What a wonderful movie. All these years we were told what a monster and a tyrant Fidel Castro was. After you watch this movie, you will have a different impression of him. I was lucky enough to visit Cuba while he was still President. What a great country and warm, friendly people. I'd go back in a heartbeat. This is a documentary about a photographer who befriended Castro in the early days of the revolution, and remained his friend throughout his life. He took a lot of video footage and did a bunch of interviews with him over the years.
4.5 stars out of 5






Monday, April 2, 2018

"6 Days"

Very intense drama based on a true story. This film takes place in the early 1980s, during the Thatcher administration in London. A group of Iranians take a number of British citizens hostage at their embassy. The movie deals with their negotiations, and ultimately, with how the police handle the situation. Extremely well done.
3.5 out of 5 stars


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

"People Like Us"

A fast talking salesman has a real bad day. Then he comes home to find out his father, a hot shot producer and musician, has died. He flies out to L.A. where his parents live, only to discover he has a sister from another mom he never knew about. From there, things get a lot more complicated. The movie stars, Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Mark Duplass. Excellent writing and performances all around.
4 out of 5 stars.