THE ACCOUNTANT – AN AUTISTIC JASON BOURNE

What if Jason Bourne was autistic….and an accountant. This is basically the premise for The Accountant, a compelling who dunnit with intriguing twists and turns. While there’s nothing especially new under the sun with the basics of the plot – guy uncovers a conspiracy, is chased by bad guy’s henchmen, lots of violence, innocent girl … Continue reading THE ACCOUNTANT – AN AUTISTIC JASON BOURNE

THE WAY BACK: A WORTHWHILE JOURNEY

AUDIO OPTION OF THE WAY BACK REVIEW SHORT TAKE: The Way Back is a story, beautiful in its own troubled way, of a broken man struggling with alcoholism and his own regrets, by coaching a “lost cause” basketball team at the high school where he had been a celebrated champion. WHO SHOULD WATCH: Mid-teens and up … Continue reading THE WAY BACK: A WORTHWHILE JOURNEY

PLAYING WITH FIRE – CLEAN FAMILY FARE BUT DOESN’T EVEN HOLD A CANDLE TO OTHER SIMILAR MOVIES

SHORT TAKE: Instant Family (SEE REVIEW HERE) meets The Three Stooges. WHO SHOULD GO: Anyone can go. LONG TAKE: There are a number of entertaining films about unlikely parental figures left to care for children. They range from comedies like Little Miss Marker and The Pacifier to serious ones like Gloria and Leon the Professional. … Continue reading PLAYING WITH FIRE – CLEAN FAMILY FARE BUT DOESN’T EVEN HOLD A CANDLE TO OTHER SIMILAR MOVIES

FORD v FERRARI aka LE MANS ’66 – THE RIGHT STUFF ON THE RACE TRACK

  SHORT TAKE: Ford v Ferrari does for the professional car race what The Right Stuff did for the space race. Fascinating insight into the art of the beasts’ designs and the intense skill of the men who push the limits of human endurance to risk piloting these genius feats of American engineering into record breaking … Continue reading FORD v FERRARI aka LE MANS ’66 – THE RIGHT STUFF ON THE RACE TRACK

OPERATION FINALE – DOING THEIR PART TO HELP THE WORLD “NEVER FORGET”

  SHORT TAKE: Film about the search for, capture and trial of one of Hitler's most notorious henchmen and architect of the Final Solution, Adolph Eichmann, by an Israeli group of special forces not long after World War II. WHO SHOULD GO: Older teens and adults for language and difficult content. AND IF YOU LIKE THESE … Continue reading OPERATION FINALE – DOING THEIR PART TO HELP THE WORLD “NEVER FORGET”

THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD – MIDNIGHT RUN ON STEROIDS

SHORT TAKE: If you can swim through the tsunami of profanities you will enjoy The Hitman’s Bodyguard – a loose remake of the1988 DeNiro vehicle Midnight Run.   LONG TAKE: When you are in the mood for a  milkshake you don’t complain that it is not a chocolate mousse. If you go to a church … Continue reading THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD – MIDNIGHT RUN ON STEROIDS

MEMORIAL DAY MEMORIES AND MOVIES

SHORT TAKE: While contemplating my favorite Memorial Day weekend appropriate movies I thought of: my Dad, some movies I didn’t see on anyone else’s list, and some classic favorites, in that order.MEMORIAL DAY – MY DAD, THE PATRIOT When contemplating Memorial Day and patriotism I do so, unabashedly, through my father’s eyes. Billy Ashton Weisfeld … Continue reading MEMORIAL DAY MEMORIES AND MOVIES