*NEW* THE QUIET MAN REVIEW *NEW*

A Ford/Wayne collaboration that wasn’t a Western? A retired American boxer (John Wayne) returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love in the form of a fiery redhead (Maureen O’Hara). Easy going, comical, perfect Sunday viewing. Is this really from the man who gave us The Searchers? "This is Ireland, … Continue reading *NEW* THE QUIET MAN REVIEW *NEW*

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A UNITED KINGDOM REVIEW

A Very Good Film. Two stellar turns and a surprising true story makes this one to watch. The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana (David Oyelowo) and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil. Hazaar! Rejoice! A film I … Continue reading A UNITED KINGDOM REVIEW

*NEW* BLACK PANTHER REVIEW *NEW*

Not in my top 3 Marvel but a good watch all the same. T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider (Michael B. Jordan) who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake. Overhyped, maybe? Overrated … Continue reading *NEW* BLACK PANTHER REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI REVIEW *NEW*

Three sterling turns and an Oscar hopefully. A mother (Frances McDormand) personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit. A brooding country noir riddled with black comedy. If it wasn’t for all the profanity, you could have said it was a Fargo sequel. Bold, brash and … Continue reading *NEW* THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES REVIEW *NEW*

The best one of the bunch? Let's ask our pal Caesar . . . Not quite. BUT a decent effort all the same. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar (Andy Serkis) wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. I remember my reaction when I heard that … Continue reading *NEW* WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* SING REVIEW *NEW*

Easy going toe-tapping fun. In a city of humanoid animals, a crafty koala's (Matthew McConaughey) attempt to save his theatre with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same. I don't know why the family put this on (considering our youngest is … Continue reading *NEW* SING REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* CAPTAIN FANTASTIC REVIEW *NEW*

It really was fantastic. In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father (Viggo Mortensen) devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent. I wasn’t sure from the bizarre … Continue reading *NEW* CAPTAIN FANTASTIC REVIEW *NEW*