Category Archives: F

The Great Gatsby (2013) Rated PG-13

A writer and wall street trader is drawn to his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Based on the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Starring Lisa Adam, Frank Aldridge, Amitabh Bachchan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan. Baz Luhrmann does not disappoint with … Continue reading

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The Wedding Chapel (2013) Rated NR

While home visiting her mom, Sarah finds herself entangled in rescuing a church that’s in danger of closing. Starring Emmanuelle Vaugier, Shelley Long, and Mark Deklin. I wish I could enjoy this film more than I did. The Wedding Chapel is … Continue reading

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Back (Sundance) Rated TV-14

 Two estranged foster brothers join up to take on the family business when their father dies. Starring David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Louise Brealey. This black comedy  is brilliant. As with most  British comedy, it starts out slow but gains momentum. The … Continue reading

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Wonder (2017) Rated PG

 A boy with a genetic deformity starts attending junior high where he tries to make friends. Based on the book by R.J. Palacio. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic This film will bring you to tears. Junior high is tough for … Continue reading

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Shoot the Messenger (WGN) Rated TV-MA

A young journalist working on her first murder case becomes embroiled in the case. Starring  Elyse Levesque, Lucas Bryant, Lyriq Bent. This is a gritty crime drama that sucks you right into the story. At the lead is a young … Continue reading

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Coco (2017) Rated PG

A boy, who aspires to be a musician enters the Land of the Dead to find his legendary grandfather. Starring  Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt. I have to say, this film was better than The Book of Life. … Continue reading

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Amour (2012) Rated PG-13

Two retired musicians’ love is tested when one of them has a stroke. Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert. Amour is the story of a couple whose love sustains them as age and illness wear away at their bodies. This … Continue reading

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Into the White (2012) Rated R

A group of airmen from different sides of WWII come together after being stranded in a cabin. Starring Florian Lukas, David Kross, Stig Henrik Hoff. This war film is based on the true story of a group of airmen from opposing … Continue reading

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David Attenborough’s Rise of Animals (BBC) Rated UR

 David Attenborough reveals the journey of a group of animals as they evolve and how they define us. Starring  David Attenborough. This series tells the story of the evolution of animals as they emerged from the water. The whole series … Continue reading

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Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Rated PG

 The film follows the life of A.A. Milne as he creates the stories behind Winnie-the-Pooh. Starring Vicki Pepperdine, Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson. I thought this was a wonderful, behind-the-scenes portrayal of Milne’s life as he created the stories of Winnie-the-Pooh. There … Continue reading

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