Fellow Movie Buffs

Saturday, May 27, 2017

"Two Lovers and a Bear."

A really offbeat movie that will only appeal to indie film fans. It's abut two young lovers, Roman and Lucy, who live in northern (as in Arctic) Canada. They're there to escape their pasts. They're afraid of returning south but eventually have to. It's about their journey and dealing with the ghosts that haunt them. Beautiful scenery and great acting and chemistry between the two lead actors. And a very unexpected ending to boot. And the "Two Lovers and a Bear" joke Lucy tells is one of the funniest I've heard in a long, long time.
4 stars out of 5

Sunday, May 21, 2017


Another little indie gem. It's a story about two women, Sarah and Mindy, who were close friends in college. They get together several years later for the first time in ages. Sarah has a precocious young daughter and a husband who is constantly away on business, and Mindy is a free spirit. They spend a day or two rekindling their friendship. Cut to three years later to Mindy's wedding weekend where the two friends reunite. It's a total chick-flick, which is fine with me--I love chick flicks. The scriptwriting, acting, and photography are all perfect. I can't understand why movies like this never get the attention they deserve, yet the crappy, overproduced Hollywood blockbusters gross millions. Go figure.
4 stars out of 5

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

"All We Had"

A reckless mon and her 15-yearl old daughter are a couple of drifters. They decide to head from the Midwest to Boston and end up getting stuck in a small town. This is a classic indie film at its best. The acting and photography are first rate. Not a lot happens, except the two lead actresses move ahead in their lives. If you like subtle, nuanced films, you'll enjoy this one. 4 stars out of 5.