Friday, September 8, 2017

Kidnap

Kidnap - ** A woman is with her son at a park when he suddenly disappears. She then goes on a high-speed chase in pursuit of the person who took her child. This movie puts on display the desperation a mother feels when her child is taken and the lengths she will go to in order to save him. The movie is exciting, but the premise is a bit too silly for it to work. I would seek other entertainment options at the multiplex. Skip it.

Good Time

Good Time - **** Two young men who are brothers rob a bank, and one of them is picked up by the cops. One brother tries to free the other, and this sends him on a journey of running from the police while trying to get some cash. This is a very intense and exciting movie, where the action never stops, and the acting is really good. This is a low-budget film which shows that it doesn’t take a lot of money to make a terrific movie. This is definitely one to put on your “to see” list. See it.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Ingrid Goes West

Ingrid Goes West - **** A young woman has an ongoing problem with obsessing over another woman that she wants to befriend. After lashing out at one former friend, she meets another and the pattern continues.  This is a terrific movie about a mentally ill woman who can’t be happy on her own, or make friends just being herself. She latches on to another, because her happiness is dependent on others. Love the acting and the overall story. This is a really good one. See it!

Wind River

Wind River - **** A young woman is found dead on a snowy and cold Indian reservation in Wyoming. An FBI agent is sent to investigate the suspected murder. She encounters difficulty during the investigation. This is an intense movie with excellent acting and a realistic story of an investigation into a possible murder. The scene explaining the death is powerful and the film overall is strong as well. This is one the year’s best. See it!

Annabelle: Creation

Annabelle: Creation - *** A group of orphans are staying at a home, when a doll in a dead girls’ room starts creeping them out. The terror only grows as the doll becomes more frightening. This is a good old-fashioned scary movie, with little violence, but plenty of edge of your seat moments. The girls in the film are likeable, and I did not want to see anything happen to them. If you want to see a movie that will keep you screaming, this is one to check out.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Dunkirk

Dunkirk - *** During WWII, there was a massive effort to evacuate French and British troops from a beach before they could be gunned down from the air by the Germans. Local fishermen were tasked with taking their boats to sea, and helping in the rescue. This intense film captures the difficult task of getting the soldiers from the exposed beach to safety, while Allied planes fight the enemy in the air. If you are looking for a realistic film capturing a difficult moment in the war, this is a good one. See it.

Maudie

Maudie - *** A woman who is handicapped is hired by a local man as a housemate. Over time, the relationship changes, and they marry. They are poor, and she sells painting for money. This film documents the true story of their relationship.  This is a realistic and well-acted film that shows how two ordinary people with little to live on are able to be happy together. Good performances and a well-written script make this a good one. See it.