Movie Comments

Below are multiple lists since 2017. Some link to my commentary; more movies are simply listed alphabetically by year viewed.

Unlike book reports, and stage shows, I’m not writing “reviews” for films. However, challenged by a reader in August 2018, I added “star” ratings in front of the titles for that year.
e.g. … 7*=Seven stars. Maximum of 10 is for epics like Doctor Shivago, which excels in history, acting, scenery, story, and score.

Brief commentaries, 2018, in order of viewing:
*(star) ratings are my own … 8*=Eight stars (maximum 10 stars)

Brief commentaries, 2017, in order of viewing:

Also viewed, without commenting:

2018, alphabetically:
*(star) ratings are my own … 7*=Seven stars (maximum 10 stars)

  • 3*; Bangkok Dangerous (2008) -Nicholas Cage
  • 4*; Because I Said So (2007) -Diane Keaton
  • 4*; ^Brother’s Keeper (1992 documentary)
  • 6*; Certain Women (2016) -Michelle Williams; 3 vignettes
  • 5*; Claire in Motion (2016) -Betsy Brandt
  • 5*; Face of A Nation (2017) -U.S. in World Expos; Mina Chow
  • 8*; ^A Friendship in Tow/Toe (2018 documentary)
  • 7*; The Game (1997) -Michael Douglas, Sean Penn
  • 5*; Home Again (2017) -Reese Witherspoon
  • 7*; The Interpreter (1992) -Sean Penn, Nicole Kidman
  • 7*; ^Inventing Tomorrow (2018 documentary)
  • 9*; Joan of Arc: The Messenger (1999) -Milla Jovovich
  • 7*; The Last Movie Star (2017) -B. Reynolds, Ariel Winter
  • 6*; The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954) -Liz Taylor
  • 7*; Jesus Christ Superstar Live TV (2018) -Legend, Bareilles
  • 8*; The Longest Day (1962) -John Wayne, et al
  • 4*; Mercy (2009) -Scott and James Caan
  • 6*; Mission Impossible (1996) -Tom Cruise
  • 5*; Paris Was a Woman (1992) -Greta Schiller documentary
  • 6*; Perrier’s Bounty (2009) -Brendan Gleeson
  • 5*; ^The Pushouts (2018 documentary)
  • 8*; Red Sparrow (2018) -Jennifer Lawrence
  • 6*; Rush: Time Stand Still (2016) -Music documentary
  • 7*; Selma (2014) -MLK
  • 5*; The Shape of Water (2018) -Best Picture Oscar
  • 7*; Six by Sondheim (2013) -theater music
  • 6*; Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) -Mary Stuart Masterson
  • 7*; State of Play (2009) -Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams
  • 6*; The Thin Red Line (1998) -Sean Penn
  • 6*; Tombstone (1993) -Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell
  • 4*; Unlocked (2017) -Noomi Rapace
  • 5*; The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008) -David Duchovny
  • 8*; The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017) -Jessica Chastain
  • ^=2018 Full Frame Film Festival viewings, Durham, NC.

2017, alphbetically:

  • Alien Convenant
  • American President
  • American Sniper
  • Dead Calm
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • East
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring
  • Jackie
  • La La Land
  • Moana
  • Morning Glory
  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • Shakespeare In Love
  • The Snowman
  • Sully

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