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De Gaulle Movie Review

June 1940 saw the threat to France from the Nazi war machine massively escalate and many in the French government thought that capitulating to Hitler was the only way to save the country and its people from almost complete devastation. de Gaulle was in the minority in wanting to present an aggressive and optimistic approach to the battle with the German troops.   //   He believed so strongly, he left his country and young family behind in France as occupational forces ...

Fatale Movie Review

He escapes to Las Vegas for a bachelor's party where he strays from the missus and hooks up with Val (Hilary Swank) for a night between the sheets. He gets an inkling of her crazy in the morning but escapes relatively unscathed. That is until he runs into her again when his house is broken into and she turns out to the detective assigned to the case.   //   Thus begins a cat and mouse game where Val gets to unleash some seriously deranged activities that are all geared ...

Rosa’s Wedding Movie Review – Moro Spanish Film Festival

Rosa tries to do it all. Full-time work (and then some) as a seamstress, keeping a wayward daughter on the up and up, even looking after the neighbour’s plants while they are away on the vacations she never seems to have. She is helpful to all who ask and this has led her to be bled dry of energy and joy.   //   One day she decides to put herself first and disappears from her normal day to day. Slowly all her dependents realise her absence and are unbelieving when ...

Land Movie Review

We are given few details about the actual cause but as the story progresses, small details coalesce into a narrative of a person so broken she feels she must retreat into absolute solitude. She does this by uprooting what is left of her life and moving to an isolated cabin deep in the woods of Wyoming, the least populated state in America.   //   Once there it becomes quickly obvious that she is almost completely unprepared for a life in the wild. There is a stark ...

The United States vs. Billie Holiday Movie Review

Jazz singer Billie Holiday came to the fore of America’s conscience during a continuing low period of race relations in that country, the 1930s. The song that gave her such notoriety was Strange Fruit, a very powerful take on the lynching of black people. Its words and Holiday’s powerful delivery of it became a rallying cry and the FBI set out to diminish the unrest it caused.   //   Set more in the backstage world than on-stage, it shows Holliday in various states ...

The Courier Movie Review

The conspirator is a Soviet military intelligence (GRU) colonel by the name of Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) who sees danger in the erratic leadership of Nikita Khrushchev played by the late Russian actor Vladimir Chuprikov. He reaches out to the West. Wynne is chosen to be his contact under the guise of being a simple businessman who Penkovsky can steal manufacturing techniques from.   //   The inherent danger of what the two are doing is never far from the surface and ...

Tom & Jerry Movie Review

Animated shenanigans include things like faking blindness to help revenue while panhandling, squatting held as a virtue, wanton property destruction, ethnic stereotyping, and the classic Saturday morning cartoon portrayal of excessive violence as comic fodder. Good clean comedy for those surfing the sugar rush of morning breakfast cereal.   //   Homo sapien actor-wise, Chloë Grace Moretz plays a great shill and her surface of nauseating niceness is the perfect cover for ...

Nobody Movie Review

Bob Odenkirk plays Hutch Mansell, an everyday schmo whose family life is on repeat play until a home invasion turns things upside down and his past comes to the fore. For those that are fans of Mr. Goodman, it’s like seeing him transform into Rambo and play out an adult fantasy version of Home Alone.   //   There is a tie-in with the Russian mafia that doesn’t involve a puppy but might include a Van Gogh painting and one badass Grandfather (played with an infectious ...

Retro Movie Review – Shutter Island

The film starts out with a boat ride that would be helped by a shot of Dramamine as U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (DiCaprio) and his partner Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) are sent to a hospital for the criminally insane located on an isolated island to investigate the disappearance of one of its patients. This sets off a chain of events that will push the already unstable Marshal to and over the edge.   //   The movie’s trailer to the contrary, the film is more of a psychol...

Peter Rabbit 2 Movie Review

The humans from part one of the saga, Bea (Rose Byrne) and Thomas (Domhnall Gleeson) are now married and living an idyllic life on the farm with their furry friends. Bea has continued with her creation of books based around Peter Rabbit and his friends and goes to the big city with her animal family in tow to meet up with a publisher. Once there Peter (James Corden) feels misunderstood and ventures out on his own.   //   He soon falls in with a bad crowd and gets roped ...