Fellow Movie Buffs

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Short Term 12

This is not an easy film to watch. It's about a group of young social workers who work with kids who are are working their way back into society. They relate to the kids because they've experienced similar problems. There are many humorous moments as well as some very emotional ones as well. A very powerful movie, with some outstanding performances. A movie worth watching more than once.
4 out of 5 stars.

Monday, April 21, 2014

"How I Live Now"

What a wonderful film but dark film. It's about a young American girl who goes to England just as WWIII is starting. She stays with her quirky English cousins out in the country. At first she's pouty, angry and aloof. Eventually things unravel as the war begins and she opens up to life's experiences and joins in with her cousins. This movie definitely exceeded my expectations and worth watching! Saoirse Ronan, who plays the young girl Daisy was magnificent.
4 out of 5 stars.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

"An insignificant Harvey"

What an amazing indie film. It basically has no plot, and is pretty subtle, which my daughters hate. I love what I call "subtle" films. This movie is about a "Little person" who lives in an Alaska type environment. He really has no friends until a dog befriends him. Then several people befriend him. This movie is not unlike "The Station Agent" although the "little person" theme has nothing in common with the movies.