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Film #142: My Old Lady (2014)

Director: Israel Horovitz
Languages: English and French
Length: 107 minutes
Watched on: 7 Jan 2014

This was the last film I watched while I still had time to kill on the way back to Japan this January. 418 more words


The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel REVIEW: "It's Really Second Best"

All I can say is that it is really second best in all aspects. While the first installment was a sophisticated fish-out-of-water story that cleverly explores old age, death, and the vibrance and ambivalence of life; this one contains rather tired ideas and un-compelling storylines, to the point that it feels ironically like a washed up old person. 308 more words

Movie Reviews

10 Great Performances You've Probably Never Heard of (but Should See!)

Even though an actor may be nominated for an Oscar, or even win one, that doesn’t mean the performance will be immortalized. Instead what usually occurs is the subsequent year’s winners detract from the momentum viewers once had of particular performances. 1,522 more words


Rev. Arts HN: "Downton Abbey" (Season 1, Episode 1: "Chapter One") Review

Death, drama, romance, relatable characters, beautiful score, spectacular cinematography… and the year is 1912. Created and written by Julian Fellowes (“The Tourist”), “Downton Abbey… 640 more words


The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a delightful movie.  The film may deal with some serious topics, but it will still put a smile on your face.   87 more words

2015 Reviews

Maggie Smith Shines As Miss Brodie

You ever discovered an actor or actress late in their acting career and wondered where you’ve been?

That’s how I feel about Maggie Smith.

Let me preface this by saying I’m not an avid movie watcher. 182 more words



I love the characters, especially Maggie Smith and Judi Dench.  However, The Second Best Marigold Hotel was just so so.  Some of the details sort of got away from me but I’m sure it was oversight on my part.  191 more words