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 […]


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 […]


I, Daniel Blake – Dir Ken Loach

Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires This film won Ken Loach his second Palme D’or at Cannes. Some say Toni Erdmann should have won instead.  I disagree. While both were excellent films, in a time where bureaucracy and process beat down on the less fortunate, Daniel’s story was by far the more important story to tell. […]