THE INTERN (2015): For The Comedy & Unexpected Friendship

Written and directed by Nancy Meyers, the person behind other popular and well-executed comedies such as The Holiday (2006) and Something’s Gotta Give (2003); I had high hopes for The Intern. Starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway, my favourite thing about Meyers’ movie has to be the story of the unexpected friendship between De … Continue reading THE INTERN (2015): For The Comedy & Unexpected Friendship

THE CUBAN (2019): New Trailer Starring Ana Golja, Louis Gossett Jr., Giacomo Gianniotti and Shohreh Aghdashloo…

  In new drama The Cuban, A naive pre-med student’s love of music is reignited after getting her first job in a nursing home, and developing an unexpected friendship with Luis, an elderly Cuban musician. Directed by Sergio Navarretta, The Cuban stars Ana Golja, Louis Gossett Jr. and Shohreh Aghdashloo. The last movie I saw with … Continue reading THE CUBAN (2019): New Trailer Starring Ana Golja, Louis Gossett Jr., Giacomo Gianniotti and Shohreh Aghdashloo…

THE HIGH NOTE (2020): The Things I Liked…

The High Note is the story of Maggie (Dakota Johnson), an overworked personal assistant who has a decision to make. A choice about what she wants her future to look like, and her vision involves her superstar singer boss, Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross). Directed by Nisha Ganatra; The High Note is for me, at … Continue reading THE HIGH NOTE (2020): The Things I Liked…

THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF (2020): The Things I Liked…

An interesting character study is what I was expecting director Benjamin Ree’s documentary The Painter and the Thief to be; the story of Czech artist Barbora Kysilkova. Specifically the unexpected bond she forms with Karl Bertil-Nordland, the troubled man who stole her paintings from a gallery in broad daylight. Ree’s film is indeed a good … Continue reading THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF (2020): The Things I Liked…

SAINT FRANCES (2019): New Trailer Starring Kelly O’Sullivan, Ramona Edith Williams, Charin Alvarez, Braden Crothers…

Starring and written by Kelly O’Sullivan, an unexpected friendship is at the heart of director Alex Thompson’s latest comedy / drama Saint Frances. Also starring Ramona Edith Williams, Charin Alvarez and Lily Mojekwu, the friendship in question is between a deadbeat nanny and the six-year old she’s responsible for looking after… Right away I like … Continue reading SAINT FRANCES (2019): New Trailer Starring Kelly O’Sullivan, Ramona Edith Williams, Charin Alvarez, Braden Crothers…

KLAUS (2019): New Trailer From Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons, Joan Cusack, Jason Schwartzman…

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Klaus (2019). Klaus is the story of the friendship between a postman and a toymaker named Klaus. An unexpected friendship that eventually results in the delivery of a sleigh full of holiday traditions. Directed by Sergio Pablos; Klaus stars Joan Cusack, Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons and Jason Schwartzman. I … Continue reading KLAUS (2019): New Trailer From Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons, Joan Cusack, Jason Schwartzman…

PAPI CHULO (2018): The Things I Liked…

I was drawn to director John Butler’s Papi Chulo, a drama / comedy about a lonely weatherman’s relationship with a Latino immigrant worker because I love stories of beautiful, unexpected friendships. Especially humorous ones with engaging dialogue. Starring Matt Bomer and Alejandro Patiño, the beautiful friendship at the core of Papi Chulo delivers some funny … Continue reading PAPI CHULO (2018): The Things I Liked…

THIS BEAUTIFUL FANTASTIC (2016): New Trailer From Jeremy Irvine, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott…

This Beautiful Fantastic is a comedy / fantasy / drama about the friendship between an aspiring children’s author and a  cantankerous, rich old widower. Jessica Brown Findlay, Jeremy Irvine, Tom Wilkinson and Andrew scott star… Fantasy generally isn’t my favourite genre but the humour between Wilkinson and Brown Findlay’s characters is the main reason I’ll be watching. It … Continue reading THIS BEAUTIFUL FANTASTIC (2016): New Trailer From Jeremy Irvine, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott…