Tag Archives: past

The Last Emperor (1987) Rated TV-14

The story of the final Emperor of China. Starring  John Lone, Joan Chen, and Peter O’Toole. This is a long biopic on the sixty years of the Emperor of China. It’s interesting, but it’s not the best explained historical film. … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Seeing You (1944) Rated NR

While home on furlough for Christmas, a soldier meets a young woman and love blossoms. Starring Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, and Shirley Temple. This is a lovely film; it shows how a soldier with a past can overcome hi issues. It’s … Continue reading

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Sharp Objects (HBO) Rated TV-MA

A reporter confronts her past when she returns home to investigate a murder. Based on the book by Gillian Flynn. Starring Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, and Chris Messina. This show starts slow. It’s directed by  Jean-Marc Vallée from Big Little Lies, … Continue reading

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Man in an Orange Shirt (PBS) Rated TV-14

Two couples, one living in the post-WWII era and the other in present day, deal with the challenges in their lives. Starring Julian Morris, Vanessa Redgrave, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. I was unsure about this miniseries as the couples are gay, but … Continue reading

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The Split (2018) Rated TV-MA

A family of female lawyers must face their past when their dad, who has been absent for thirty years, comes back. Starring Afolabi Alli, Barry Atsma, and Fiona Button. The premise of this show starts intriguingly as each sister seems to … Continue reading

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56 Up (2012) Rated NR

In this documentary, Michael Apted interviews the same group of people every seven years to highlight the changes in their lives. The individuals are now 56 years old. Starring Michael Apted, Bruce Balden, and Jacqueline Bassett. This is a unique documentary. … Continue reading

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Arthur Newman (2012) Rated R

A man fakes his own death to start a new life with a woman who is also trying to forget her past. Starring Colin Firth, Emily Blunt, and Lucas Hedges. At first glance, this film looks good; you have Firth and Blunt, … Continue reading

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To the Wonder (2012) Rated R

After a couple falls in love, they come home to real life, where they connect with a pastor and a flame from the past. Starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams. This is a Terrence Malick film. He uses cinematography to  convey  … Continue reading

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Safe Haven (2013) Rated PG-13

 A young woman with a past comes to Southport, North Carolina where she bonds with a widower. Based on the book by Nicholas Sparks. Starring Julianne Hough, Irene Ziegler, Jon Kohler, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders. Although I have always been a fan of Nicholas … Continue reading

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Man of Steel (2013) Rated PG-13

Clark Kent must expose himself as Superman when a group of survivors from his past threaten Earth. Starring  Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Christopher Meloni. Of all the superheroes, Superman has always been my favorite. I fell in love … Continue reading

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