Sully

Movies, Documentary, Drama

Sully

No Comments 2 January 2017

Sully has been nominated by many critics as a top film of the year.  I knew why many critics loved the film.  Sully rejects landing a plane that lost both engines safely on the Hudson River and saving the lives of all 155 passengers makes him a hero. He insists that he was just doing his job. He also insists that he was not doing the alone. There was his co-pilot, the crew, the emergency response team of NYC.

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Departures

Movies, Drama

Departures

No Comments 26 December 2016

Christmas 2016. This wonderful film from Japan landed in my house during the holidays. It has been circling the airwaves since 2008. I am glad it finally reached me. The film won an Oscar for best foreign film and it is a treat fitting the holiday spirit. At the center of Depatures is Daigo, a thirty something cello player (Masahiro Motoki) in Tokyo whose classical orchestra closes down. Because he just had spent $US 150,000 on a cello he is now in a real fix. The event triggers soul-searching.

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Hacksaw Ridge

Movies, Drama

Hacksaw Ridge

No Comments 23 December 2016

I saw this film on the weekend after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. The Donald as the commander-in-chief of the most powerful military in the world is not a comforting thought.

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Boy

Movies, Drama

Boy

No Comments 26 November 2016

Enchanted by The Hunt for the Wilderpeople, I rented Taika Waititi’s earlier film Boy. It is not as mesmerizing as the The Hunt but it still a tour de force of creativity.

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The Reverent

Movies, Drama

The Reverent

No Comments 13 April 2016

I had heard that The Reverent contains a lot of graphic violence and was not that good.

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Eddie the Eagle

Movies, Drama

Eddie the Eagle

No Comments 1 April 2016

I did not expect too much from Eddie the Eagle and was pleasantly surprised how it turned out. The film falls in the genre turn-the-life-of-a-sports-hero-into-a-movie.

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The Wonders (Le meraviglie)

Movies, Drama

The Wonders (Le meraviglie)

No Comments 26 March 2016

I waited for this film to come out in the USA for over a year. It was worth the wait because The Wonders takes you on a entirely different journey of the the Italian landscape.

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