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Movie Review: Goodbye Christopher Robin

This is one of the under-the-radar gems of 2017. Goodbye Christopher Robin delivers on strong emotions from multiple angles. It made my cry, be informed and look back on my childhood and relationship with my father. 826 more words

No pooh-poohing this bear: Simon Curtis on his kid lit classic creation story

“They say never work with children or stuffed animals,” jokes director Simon Curtis in a chat during the Mill Valley Film Festival.

The director does both in… 446 more words



The story of Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh does not begin in the Hundred Acre Woods with a bear of very little brain living under the name of Sanders, but in the French trenches of World War I. 661 more words


Livin' the Dream - American Made (2017)

The Tom Cruise that I like. So this is the biographical story of the pilot Barry Seal (Cruise). He has a pretty good small time gig running Cuban cigars around customs, but the CIA has been monitoring his activity and has bigger plans for in store for him. 413 more words


Make Yourself at Home - Mother! (2017)

Brace yourself.  So this is about a couple (Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem) who live in a large house in seclusion, away from the rest of the world.  497 more words


American Made

Now that we have talked about the foreigners, let’s discuss a home brewed concoction of history, baloney and Tom Cruise. “American Made” is the supposed true story of Barry Seal, who as a convicted drug smuggler negotiated a deal to assist the D.E.A. 557 more words

AMERICAN MADE (2017) - My rating: 8/10

American Made is based on a true story, which was hard to believe but given the state of America at this time, anything is possible.  The film is a biographical crime film directed by Doug Liman and written by Gary Spinelli about a former TWA pilot who became a drug smuggler for the Medellín Cartel in the 1980s then in order to avoid jail time, approached United States government officials about serving as an informant for the DEA. 469 more words