Film Festival

LBJ – dir Rob Reiner

This was a history lesson with a very engaging character performance from Woody Harrelson.  My mother loved it, but she remembers the time well so enjoy the historical details.  Me, I enjoyed it, especially the one-liners.  Lyndon B Johnston was a character that like to joke around and use profanity shamelessly.  This makes for some […]

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Salt and Fire – Dir Werner Herzog

Cast:Michael Shannon, Veronica Ferres, Gael García Bernal, Volker Michalowski, Lawrence Krauss and Anita Briem I saw this film accidentally.  I meant to buy Herzog’s documentary Into the Inferno. Most directors don’t have any volcano movies never mind two at the same festival. This was an odd film all around. Jumpy plot and poor performances were […]

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Daguerreotype 

Cast:Tahar Rahim, Constance Rousseau, Olivier Gourmetand Mathieu Amalric I do love a good ghost story.  This one had the potential for being really great. It had an incredible cast and a novel premise. Weird man living in a secluded mansion with his mysterious daughter makes a living taking old fashioned photos on mirrors. Sadly it lost steam […]

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Una – Dir Benedict Andrews

Cast: Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn and Riz Ahmed Another “why” film? Based on the play Blackbird, this is another film where the subject of the film crosses a line most of us are are not comfortable with, and that subject is adults engaging in sexual relations with minors. If you are a normal moral human being, this is […]

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