Our Souls At Night

2017 Netflix Directed by Ritesh Batra Produced by Robert Redford/Erin Sims/Finola Dwyer Written by Scott Neusatadter/Michael A. Weber Based on the novel “Our Souls at Night” written by Kent Haruf Here’s the thing: yes, I could have watched OUR SOULS AT NIGHT while I was in my 20s and 30s and appreciated it for the […]

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The Lion In Winter

1968 Avco Embassy Pictures Directed by Anthony Harvey Written by James Goldman adopted from his Broadway play; “The Lion In Winter” Produced by Joseph E. Levine/Jane C. Nusbaum/Martin Poll “He’s here. He’ll get no satisfaction out of me. He isn’t going to see me beg.” “You chivalric fool… as if the way one fell down […]

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Thor: Ragnarok

2017 Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios Directed by Taika Watiti Produced by Kevin Feige Screenplay by Eric Pearson/Craig Kyle/Christopher Yost Based on “Thor” created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby & Larry Lieber I can sum up for you quite easily as to why I enjoy Marvel’s Superhero movies more than I do DC’s. And no, I […]

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The Star

2017 Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation/The Jim Henson Company/Franklin Entertainment/Walden Media/Affirm Films Directed by Timothy Reckart Produced by Jenni Magee Cook Screenplay by Carlos Kotkin Story by Carlos Kotkin/Simon Moore Way back the 1970s I worked with a guy who had a favorite epithet he would give voice to when he was mad, upset or aggravated; […]

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Godless

2017 Casey Silver Productions/765/Flitcraft, Ltd/Netflix Written and Directed by Scott Frank Created by Scott Frank and Steven Soderberg Much as I love Westerns I usually keep my eye out for any new ones either being released theatrically or on streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon. But GODLESS snuck up on me and I have […]

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Baby Driver

2017 MRC/Working Title Films/Big Talk Productions/TriStar Pictures/Sony Pictures Written and Directed by Edgar Wright Produced by Nira Park/Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner BABY DRIVER generated a lot of buzz this past summer and a lot of my friends recommended that I go see it but I passed. Even though the cast includes Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon […]

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Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

2017 Tyler Perry Studios/Lionsgate Written and Directed by Tyler Perry Produced by Tyler Perry/Ozzie Areu/Will Areu There’s two kinds of movie people. Them that go see Tyler Perry movies and them that don’t. If you number among that first group, stick around. Those who are members of the second camp, I don’t expect you to […]

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