Tag Archives: storytelling

The Keepers (Netflix) Rated TV-MA

A docuseries about a nun’s death and the secrets that surround her murder. Starring Gemma Hoskins, Abbie Schaub, and Virginia Anzengruber. This series is brilliant in storytelling. It takes us into the tale of  a nun who was trying to … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Rated PG-13

Bilbo and company rage in a war against the combatants to save the Lonely Mountain from falling into the darkness. Based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien. Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, and Richard Armitage. In this film, Peter Jackson … Continue reading

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Woman in Gold (2015) Rated PG-13

A Jewish refugee takes on the Austrian government to recover her family’s artwork stolen during WWII. Starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, and Daniel Brühl. I thought this was great storytelling of true events – the art that was stolen during … Continue reading

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The Grudge (2020) Rated R

A house is cursed by a vengeful ghost who dooms anyone who enters to death. Starring Tara Westwood, Junko Bailey, and David Lawrence Brown. This film is a remake of a remake (2004) of the original 2002 Japanese film. However, … Continue reading

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The Two Mr. Kissels (2008) Rated TV-14

Two brothers seem to have everything you could ask for, money and riches, wives who love them, great jobs, and grand homes until secrets undo their lives. Based on a true story.  Starring John Stamos, Robin Tunney, and Anson Mount. … Continue reading

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The Spoils Before Dying (2015) Rated TV-14

A fictional author creates a film adaptation of his epic tale in which a pianist-turned-detective investigates a murder in the 1950s underground jazz scene. Starring Michael Kenneth Williams, Kristen Wiig, and Bérénice Marlohe. I get that this show is supposed … Continue reading

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The Gnome-Mobile (1967) Rated G

A millionaire and his grandchildren are asked to help some forest Gnomes to find the others in their tribe. Along the way, the grandfather is suspected of being crazy – now, the children and gnomes have to help the grandfather. … Continue reading

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X-Men: First Class (2011) Rated PG-13

In the 1960s, friends, Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr, work together to find other mutants like them, but Erik has a vengeful pursuit of finding the one that ruined his life. Starring James McAvoy, Laurence Belcher, and Michael Fassbender. This … Continue reading

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Robin Hood (2018) Rated PG-13

A crusader and his Moorish commander revolt against a corrupt monarchy. Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, and Ben Mendelsohn. This isn’t the Robin Hood that you remember. The filmmakers take leeway with the story of Robin Hood. I get that … Continue reading

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First Man (2018) Rated PG-13

 A film that looks at the life of astronaut, Neil Armstrong, as he prepares for the mission to the moon, on July 20, 1969. Based on the book, First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, by  James R. Hansen. … Continue reading

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