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The Hours (2002)

  • Okay, so – I’m not sure how much of a disadvantage this puts me at, but I have never read Mrs. Dalloway, the book at the center of this movie.
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Fifty Shades of Grandma

I am (basically) the same age as Nicole Kidman and Kylie Minogue. We were contemporaries back in the eighties, trying to kick-start our acting careers. Um. 864 more words

The Post ****

Whether intentionally or not, this film arrives at a timely moment. Director Steven Spielberg  choosing his moment to prod the hornet’s nest or at least remind people of what is at stake, when those in power presume to be above the law. 447 more words

**** (4 Stars)

Movies Watched in 2018 Part 4

This is a continuation of notes on films I saw this year, following Part 1Part 2 and Part 3. I set myself a challenge of watching ten films per decade (counting the silent era as one decade) allowing for recent additions with additional goals of ten movies from 2016, seventeen from 2017, and eighteen from 2018.  2,302 more words


Ricki and the Flash (2015)


Here’s an admission. Of all the twisting and twitching folk who boogie to Mama Mia! in our TV room every bastard Christmas Eve, old Jack is the one who doesn’t believe in… 717 more words



Streep. Hanks. Spielberg. That should be more than enough to get your attention. But the storytelling will keep it.

The movie depicts the expose’ of the cover-up of the Nixon government regarding the Vietnam War undertaken by previous administrations wherein they manipulated the public into supporting the waging of a war against Vietnam in the 60s. 402 more words


Don't Bad Mouth Your Employer. . .Even If You're Robert De Niro (Just Shut Up And Sing)

Yesterday was an entertainment industry award show. It was the Tony Awards for outstanding performances on Broadway. At least I think it was. Like many Americans, I don’t watch awards shows. 822 more words

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