September 2, 2015

Child 44* During the Stalin Era in Russia, there was no such thing as murder as it went against the ideology of the State. Consequently, when a child is found murdered, a Police Officer is ordered not to investigate too deeply. Then, when more murdered children appear, it seems pretty apparent that a serial-killer is […]

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August 5, 2015

Jurassic World* The original ‘Jurassic’ movies were made in 1993, 1997 and 2001. Now, in 2015, along comes another sequel. The story about genetically engineered dinosaurs going rampant in an adventure theme park remains essentially the same. Nothing much has changed. However, the children aren’t so nauseous in this one, and, if you like watching […]

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July 22, 2015

Woman in Gold When laws are passed in Austria, which restores art that was plundered by the Nazis to their rightful owners, Maria Altman, an Austrian Jew who escaped from Vienna during the Nazi occupation, and is now living in California, reluctantly returns to her homeland to regain what is rightfully hers. Maria takes her […]

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July 08, 2015

Admiral In the 17th Century The Netherlands are being torn apart by political turmoil. The Republicans are battling the Monarchists, and the country is at the point of civil war. By taking advantage of the situation, the English and the French are both planning to invade and seize enormous amounts of Dutch territory. A Hero […]

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June 24, 2015

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe This movie is a Lifetime made-for-TV mini-series, but, it is available now on DVD, and it is well worth a watch. The movie follows the life and career of Marilyn Monroe, the most important sex-symbol of the 20th century. From her harrowing childhood, being shuttled from one foster home […]

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June 10, 2015

Ex _Machina* In his very luxurious mountain retreat, the zillionaire owner of a computer company has created what he believes to be a robot with consciousness. He summons one of his underlings to join him at his estate, and, then, asks the employee to administer a series of tests to establish whether or not the […]

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May 27, 2015

Testament of Youth Just prior to WW1, a well brought up young English country girl pleads desperately with her parents to be allowed to study at Oxford University. However, shortly after she commences her studies, the war breaks out. As she watches her fiancée, brother, and friends all go off to fight, she feels that […]

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May 13, 2015

The Sponge Bob Movie, Sponge out of Water Sponge Bob Square Pants is a cook in a Fast Food Diner in the town of Bikini Bottom, which is far beneath the sea, on the ocean’s floor. In the diner, Sponge Bob makes Krabby Patties, which are a delicious seafood burger. Plankton, the evil owner of […]

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April 29, 2015

Cinderella Director Kenneth Branagh had a very clear vision in mind when he made this live action version of the Cinderella fairytale. He wanted it to look breathtakingly beautiful, and, it is! His movie faithfully follows the story, while, it is extravagantly sumptuous and magical. The sets, costumes, and special effects are all gorgeous. Lily […]

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April 15, 2015

Unbroken* During WW11, after an airplane crash, an American airman spends several harrowing months adrift on the Pacific Ocean in a rubber lifeboat. At last, he is rescued by the Japanese, and, taken to a Japanese Prisoner of War camp. Here, the airman, who is also a famous Olympian athlete, is relentlessly tortured and victimized […]

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