“Operation Avalanche” 2016 – Matt Johnson, Owen Williams and Josh Boles. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: Matt Johnson Our take: We are not averse to watching independent movies (“indies” as they are most often called) so we picked this for a Wednesday night viewing. Matt Johnson (The Dirties, How Heavy This Summer) and Owen Williams (The […]

“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 – 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 – 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 – 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 […]

“Desierto” 2015 – Gael Garcia Bernal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Alondra Hidalgo. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: Jonas Cuaron Our take: At a time when America’s borders are a hotly contested issue, this movie gave us an uneasy feeling of political comment. Rest assured readers, we are all about the movies no squabble, no squabble. […]

“Owning Mahowny” 2003 – Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver and John Hurt. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: Richard Kwietniowski Our take: The “way-back” machine suffered a malfunction and teleported us to 2003 after our brief stop for Tyrannosaur. As long as we were waiting for repairs the wife decided to stop in on the late […]

“Tyrannosaur” 2011 – Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman and Eddie Marsan. Poster credits: imdb.com Directed by: Paddy Considine Our take: Every now and again, be it from boredom or a self-indulgent sense of adventure, the wife and I will step into the “way-back machine” and see a movie from a few years past. This week’s unscheduled […]

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“Lights Out” 2016 – Teresa Palmer, Maria Bello, Gabriel Bateman. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: David Sandberg Our take: Teresa Palmer (The Choice, Point Break) is Gabriel Bateman’s (Annabelle, Checkmate) older sister who happens to be estranged from her mother Maria Bello (The Fifth Wave, Prisoners). The three are haunted by a malevolent spirit that […]