Category Movies to Watch

MAN DOWN (2015)

“Man Down” 2015 – Shia LeBeouf, Kate Mara, Jai Courtney and Gary Oldman Directed by: Dito Montiel Our take: Some actors are known for more than acting such as drug problems, amorous conquests, tirades and bizarre behavior. Once such actor may be Shia LeBeouf and the wife and I don’t normally watch movies with actors […]

HIDDEN FIGURES (2016)

“Hidden Figures” 2016 – Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monet, Kevin Costner, Mahershala Ali, Jim Parsons and Kirsten Dunst Directed by: Theodore Melfi Our take: Friday night, the kids asnooze in their beds, we rub our hands maniacally at the prospect of a movie to watch. Horror? Drama? Action? Hidden Figures? (Sure, why not, […]

BRIMSTONE (2016)

“Brimstone” 2016 – Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce and Carice van Houten Directed by: Martin Koolhoven Husband’s take: The wife and I rarely disagree on whether or not we liked a movie but when we do it is apt to be quite the shootout at the Hell-No Corral. Brimstone brought us to just such a raucous […]

LION (2016)

“Lion” 2016 – Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: Garth Davis Our take: Watch It! Being parents makes watching any movie where children suffer well-nigh impossible. We would prefer to move on to any other movie that is pure fiction. We don’t know how everybody else feels but we […]

Finding Vivian Maier (2013)

“Finding Vivian Maier” 2013 – John Maloof, Daniel Arnaud, Vivian Maier. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: John Maloof and Charlie Siskel Our take: This one is a gem!  The wife and I are not opposed to documentaries it is just difficult to find one that does not encourage us to reach for a bottle of […]

Risen (2016)

“Risen” 2016 – Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton and Cliff Curtis. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: Kevin Reynolds Our take: We don’t like to make religious statements to anyone else especially here. No matter what our differences may be, the ability to see a movie that presents a polar opposite view of an event we have […]

DENIAL (2016)

“Denial” 2016 – Rachel Weisz, Timothy Spall and Tom Wilkinson. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: Mick Jackson Our take: Movies about the Holocaust can be unnerving and difficult to watch, the brutality, the death and the bleak circumstances never become normal no matter how many times we see a movie on the subject. Denial however […]

arrival (2016)

“Arrival” 2016 – Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forrest Whitaker. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Our take: The holidays are past, the decorations put away and the memories only now (like the holiday bills) beginning to fully form. We had a chance to get out and about and to see a movie in […]

Hell or high water (2016)

“Hell Or High Water” 2016 – Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges, Ben Foster. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: David Mackenzie Our take: Of late I have not felt well and even now I am typing under the influence of OTC pharmaceuticals. In spite of that (or perhaps BECAUSE of that) I managed to pick a winner. […]

The Ones Below (2015)

“The Ones Below” 2015 – David Morrissey, Clemence Poesy, Stephan Campbell Moore and Laura Birn. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: David Farr Our take: We are not sure how much we need to say; the wife picked this movie so you know it won’t stink up your evening. The Ones Below was an accidentally enjoyable […]