Tag Archives: past

The Immigrant (2013) Rated R

In 1921, an immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque in order to rescue her sister from Ellis Island. Starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jeremy Renner. This film is stunning and brilliantly written. Cotillard plays the immigrant … Continue reading

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Petals on the Wind (2014) Rated TV-14

Petals on the Wind, the sequel to Flowers in the Attic (2014),  takes place a decade after the Dollanganger children escape from their grandparents’ attic. The secrets that the Dollanganger children try to hide about their past won’t stay hidden; Cathy … Continue reading

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Gang Related (FOX) Rated TV-14

When a top detective’s past comes back to haunt him, he must come to terms with which side he’ll be on patrolling the streets. Starring Ramon Rodriguez, Jay Hernandez, and RZA. This show doesn’t seem to know where it’s going. … Continue reading

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The Johnny Cash Christmas Special (1977) Rated NR

A Christmas special filmed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville featuring Johnny Cash. Starring Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, and Roy Clark. This special was filmed at the Grand Ole Opry and features many performers from the Sun Records Company. … Continue reading

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Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle (2018) Rated TV-14

A docuseries that looks at the Jonestown Massacre 40 years later. Starring Jason John Cicalese, Matt Zako, and Jack Schrader. This is an amazing documentary on the history of the people’s temple and the culmination of the murders that happened in Jonestown. … Continue reading

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Rated PG-13

Five years after Mamma Mia! Sophia plans to reopen Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother’s past. Starring Amanda Seyfried, Andy Garcia, and Celia Imrie. I was really hoping that this film will hold up to the first or … Continue reading

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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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