Category Archives: film

Manhattan Short 2019 The World’s First Global Film Festival

  Welcome to the 22nd Annual Film Festival.  This year there were 1250 entries from 70 countries  from which  10 finalists are chosen.   These films will not only be screened  in over 400 venues worldwide but will also do a … Continue reading

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The Goldfinch . . . . the film

Most of us have had the situation of liking a book more than the adaptation necessary for creating a film from a popular book.  This happened to me today or at least half of it did.  I have not read … Continue reading

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THE FAREWELL. . . . A Comedy of Death?

From the image above of the cast  you can see that the story was culturally specific to Chinese people…..death and how it is met as each of us must do. During the film the Chinese culturally accepted approach of keeping … Continue reading

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Mary Queen of Scots. . . . . The Film

All through the film the wild and wonderful Scottish landscapes fills the screen, demanding  the viewer’s attention and compliment to  the queen’s fiery temperament.Though she spent much of her life in France as a child and as a bride and … Continue reading

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A STAR IS BORN. . . . 2018 film

One of my friends reminded me that I had not  blogged a film review recently. She said she enjoyed  the filter through my eyes of the fall release of grown-up films  She was right so here go  my thoughts of … Continue reading

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The Greatest Showman, A Film

Who doesn’t love Hugh Jackman?  He plays the character of P T Barnum who once said, ” There is a sucker born every minute. ” That quirky side of Barnum is not really addressed in his making people happy by … Continue reading

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Winston Churchill . . . .A Connection 70 Years Later

Here is one of my favorite scenes  from the film, The Darkest Hour about the political climate in Britain early in World War II.  Winston Churchill is the new Prime Minister who faces the distinct possibility of  the total  destruction … Continue reading

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