Fellow Movie Buffs

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

"Another Forever"

What a beautiful film. A woman who's recently widowed, travels to Europe to reconnect with an old friend. The story is told through a series of flashbacks and is a poetic view of recovery from a tragic loss. The story unfolds slowly, there's not much action beyond a knowing glance here and there, but it's a truly captivating film. I absolutely adored this movie. Give it a shot. I think about 10 minutes in, you'll be hooked. I'd buy this film if I could find it on line. Even Amazon doesn't have it.
4.5 out of 5 stars

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

"The Butterfly's Dream"

This little Turkish film just captured my heart. It's about a couple of young poets who are in love with the same woman. It takes place in the early 1940s, but the war isn't really a factor in the movie. The actors are great as well as the scenery. And the cinematography is commendable. What a great film!
4.5 stars out of 5.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


This movie is based on a stage play so you know right off that it's going to be dialogue heavy. A younger couple meet with a retired dancer to interview him. The premise is that the woman is going to use the information to complete her dissertation. I won't give any more of the plot away but it gets pretty intense, pretty quickly. The writing and the acting are both superb. And Patrick Stewart gives a truly Oscar-worthy performance. Don't miss this one.
4.5 out of 5 stars

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

"Cardboard Boxer"

A touching indie film about Willie, a lonely, sensitive homeless person, played by Thomas Haden Church. Willie just barely gets by until some wealthy suburban kids show up and pay the street people to box for their amusement. Willie wins several bouts and the kids name him "Cardboard Boxer". But this isn't a boxing movie, it focuses on the struggle Willie and his fellow homeless people face every day. Willie doesn't have any friends until he finds a diary written by a lonely little girl who's just lost her mom. She speaks to him and relieves him of some of his loneliness. Mr. Church should have won this year's Oscar for Best Actor, but the movie was largely overlooked by the general public. And I'm guessing it wasn't widely distributed either. If this film doesn't move you, you don't have an ounce of compassion in you.
4.5 out of 5 stars