Movies about what it means to be French.

I was doing movie listings and mini reviews, but had a huge flare up of back pain and had to cut back. I will pick it up again soon…like in a few days. The list is enormous because it’s the holidays. I try to weed the most obviously marketing action adventures out unless they have redeeming qualities.

The New York Times has now reviewed Amazon Prime’s “The Man in the High Castle” three times. It’s a ‘what if’ Holocaust tale about America in the early 60’s, after the Nazis and Japanese won WWII. The Japanese have the west coast and the Nazi’s New York. Times Square has swastikas on all the glaring neon lights. Amazon Prime has promotions where you get a credit card with a 50 buck credit and a reduced rate. All said, we spent a total of 20 bucks for our annual membership.

Netflix’s original series, based on a Marvel Comic book, “Jessica Jones” does not disappoint. The character is multidimensional and even though she has superpowers, her active alcoholism is her Achilles heel.

The New York Times paid homage to Paris Friday in their movie section by listing some French Movies that show what it means to be French.

They are:

“Girlhood”

“Days of Glory”

“A prophet”

“Of Gods and Men.”

 

Movies about what it means to be French.

I was doing movie listings and mini reviews, but had a huge flare up of back pain and had to cut back. I will pick it up again soon…like in a few days. The list is enormous because it’s the holidays. I try to weed the most obviously marketing action adventures out unless they have redeeming qualities.

The New York Times has now reviewed Amazon Prime’s “The Man in the High Castle” three times. It’s a ‘what if’ Holocaust tale about America in the early 60’s, after the Nazis and Japanese won WWII. The Japanese have the west coast and the Nazi’s New York. Times Square has swastikas on all the glaring neon lights. Amazon Prime has promotions where you get a credit card with a 50 buck credit and a reduced rate. All said, we spent a total of 20 bucks for our annual membership.

Netflix’s original series, based on a Marvel Comic book, “Jessica Jones” does not disappoint. The character is multidimensional and even though she has superpowers, her active alcoholism is her Achilles heel.

The New York Times paid homage to Paris Friday in their movie section by listing some French Movies that show what it means to be French.

They are:

“Girlhood”

“Days of Glory”

“A prophet”

“Of Gods and Men.”

 

Movies: New, Notable and the ones that slipped away, unnoticed.

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Bryan Cranston in “Trumbo.”

He looks different from Mad Men, huh? Do you like him with hair or without?

Movies: New, notable and some unnoticed that SLIPPED BY us by and are on video or should be soon.

Movies: New, notable and some unnoticed that SLIPPED BY us by and are on video or should be soon.

Trumbo”  “Breaking Bad’s”Cranston about a screen writer during the McCarthy communist witch hunts. November.

“Spotlight” about Boston Globe journalists uncovering a Catholic Church coverup of pedophilia and other abuses of young children. Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Stanley Tucci Rachel McCadams (Roger from Mad Men)  November

Peace Officer (about a cop) Peace Officer is a documentary about Police Violence.

Testament of Youth with newcomer Alicia Vikander and Kit Harrington as an almost suffragette woman during WWI era in England. She doesn’t want a husband, she wants to go to Oxford. The father is played by Dominic West of “The Affair.” Finally streaming. Slow at first but worth it.

Darwin Paul Bettany This is from 2009, but we didn’t see a wide screen release of it because it’s a British Film!!!

House of Spies..Tom Hanks dir: Speilberg. This is a must see. Even tho it’s a cold war drama concerning spies, it also deals with integrity, and upholding our constitution, which Tom Hanks argues is what essentially defines us as true Americans.

To look forward to. Ron Howard takes on an adaptation of “Moby Dick” in a film called “In the Heart of the sea.”

“HaiL Caesar” with George Clooney, Cohen brothers again.

“Carol” Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are in love. It’s set in the past when gays had to closet themselves so things are difficult for them.

“Return to Sender” Rosamund Pike (from Gone Girl)

“The Killing Season”DeNiro and Travolta (on video) these guys end up hunting each other.

“Burnt” Bradley Cooper. Something about a guy who has nothing to lose.

Also Older: “Slow West” Michael Fassbender plays a bounty hunter in 1880’s Colorado.

“Truth” with Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford Dennis Quaid and Elisabeth Moss.

“Room” with Joan Allen 2015 Canadian-Irish drama film directed by Lenny Abrahamson and written by Emma Donoghue, based on her novel of the same name. The film stars Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers, and William H. Macy.

Plot – ‎Cast – ‎Production – ‎References

99 Homes with Michael Shannon, Predatory real estate practices during the loan foreclosure crisis. Evictions a gogo.

Iceman with James Franco, Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta & Michael Shannon again. Shannon got an Oscar Nomination for his performance in this organized crime movie. Liotta has a big part. Listen Up Phillip  Elisabeth Moss about a struggling writer

Listen to Me Marlon  Documentary Indie  I think I saw an ad that Showtime was going to air this.

Labyrinth of Lies..;.Germans questioning Nazi’s

Ashby with Mickey Roarke  Xfinity

“Shanghai  Gong Li John Cusak old but new

Pay the Ghost Nicolas Cage…Xfinity

Lost in Hong Kong  Gong Li, again.

Legend: Movie about the Krays

Labyrinth of Lies