Category Archives: Weekly Movie Recommendations

DVD/Stream of the Week: GONE GIRL – 2014’s best Hollywood movie

In the marvelously entertaining Gone Girl, Ben Affleck plays Nick, a good-looking lug who can turn a phrase. At a party one night, he’s on his A game, and he snags the beautiful Amy (Rosamund Pike). She’s smarter, a good … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

We’re in the dog days of summer movies, waiting for the Prestige Movies starting in late October, and hoping that some gems sneak into theaters now. For the time being, just make sure that you’ve seen these three: The contemporary … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: STORIES WE TELL – when life surprises…and how we explain it

Stories We Tell is the third film from brilliant Canadian director Sarah Polley (Away From Her, Take This Waltz), a documentary in which she interviews members of her own family about her mother, who died when Sarah was 11. It … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Do your self a favor and make sure that you see the best of this summer: The contemporary Western thriller Wind River, which has mystery, explosive action, wild scenery and some great acting, especially by Jeremy Renner and Gil Birmingham. … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

With the contemporary Western thriller Wind River, screenwriter Taylor Sheridan has delivered another masterpiece, this time in his first effort as director. It’s got mystery, explosive action, wild scenery and some great acting, especially by Jeremy Renner and Gil Birmingham. … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: the original TOP OF THE LAKE

Netflix will release the episodic drama Top of the Lake: China Girl in September.  It premiered at this May’s Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews.  The Wife and I are looking forward to binging through it when it’s available.  So … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

With the contemporary Western thriller Wind River, screenwriter Taylor Sheridan has delivered another masterpiece, this time in his first effort as director. It’s got mystery, explosive action, wild scenery and some great acting, especially by Jeremy Renner and Gil Birmingham. … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: UNDEFEATED – an Oscar winner you haven’t seen

With football season (finally) approaching, it’s time for a Feel Good, Oscar-winning story set on the gridiron. The extraordinary documentary Undefeated begins with a high school football coach addressing his team: Let’s see now. Starting right guard shot and no … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

This hasn’t been a first-rate summer for movies, but you MUST SEE the historical thriller Dunkirk and the delightful romantic comedy The Big Sick. The best of the rest: Baby Driver is just an action movie, but the walking, running … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER – big deals are not for little men

In Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, writer-director Joseph Cedar and his star Richard Gere combine to create the unforgettable character of Norman Oppenheimer, a Jewish Willy Loman who finally gets his chance to … Continue reading

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