Fellow Movie Buffs

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

"The Ghost Writer"

Nice subtle thriller. A writer, (Ewan McGregor) is hired to be a ghost writer to a former Prime Minister,(Pierce Brosnan) who's working on his autobiography. The previous writer is found dead of an apparent suicide. Then things get interesting. I won't reveal any more of the plot, but I have to say, the acting, cinematography, scenery, and soundtrack make for a very enjoyable two hours.
4 out of 5 stars

Saturday, January 28, 2017


Very interesting Netflix original film. It's a sci-fi revenge themed movie. A young kid walks in on an rape scene and is chased by a gang of attackers. He's shot in the head and as a result, ends up with extraordinary powers. He can tap into the internet, cell phone conversations, and much more. He goes on a mission to avenge the girl's attackers, along with the drug lords who rule his London neighborhood. While somewhat predictable, the movie is very well done.
4 out of 5 stars.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

"Last Cab to Darwin"

Just a wonderful sleeper of a film. An old Australian bloke finds out he has cancer so he goes on a road trip to get treatment. This movie is just full of surprises and is totally delightful. I know it sounds depressing, but it's a great movie. Give it a chance. It's worth an hour and a half of your time.
4 stars out of 5

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

"Camp X-Ray"

This is one intense movie. It's about a young female enlistee in the army who's assigned to Gitmo. She's ordered not to have any contact with the "detainees", since they're not prisoners. If they were classified as prisoners, they'd have to follow the Geneva Code. She relates to one of the detainees  and the story goes on from there. Great acting and a very subtle storyline--which, as my daughters know, I love.