Posts in: Movies

We watched Donโ€™t Look Up on Netflix last night. I enjoyed it and have come to appreciate it more since last night. Funny, sobering and a parody of so much that is wrong with the politicizing of issues in the world today. ๐Ÿฟ

We watched Jane Champion’s The Power of The Dog on Netflix last night. Wow! What a wonderful film - the acting, art direction, the story and how it was told. I highly recommend seeing it. ๐Ÿฟ

My wife and I sat and rewatched My Neighbor Totoro last night with our grandsons. It is such a wonderful animated film. Something for the child in all of us, and bringing to life the hidden world around us. ๐Ÿฟ

We watched French Exit a couple of nights ago, staring Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges. Categorized as a comedy and drama, outside of that I found it hard to pigeon hole. Quirky, different, it held my attention and I would recommend it. ๐Ÿฟ

The Jungle Book

I watched Disneyโ€™s The Jungle Book with my grandsons last night. It is a real favourite of mine. I don’t know how many times I have seen the movie, going back to when I was a kid? I also used to own a 33โ…“ record of the soundtrack that came packed in a colourful booklet. The record came out around the time of the film, 1967, and I remember its weight - heavy.

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We watched Tampopo last night, a very unusual Japanese comedy, which when it came out was referred to as a “Ramen western”. I think that we stuck through the whole movie just because it was unusual. What would happen next? ๐Ÿฟ

We watched The Courier last night. A true Cold War spy story, connected to Cuban Missile Crises. I’ve always felt that the Cold War makes the best spy stories, and I thoroughly enjoyed this one…all the more so that it was based on a true story. ๐Ÿฟ

We watched Minari a couple of nights ago. I felt that there were some strong performances by the cast, especially by Yuh-Jung Youn playing the grandmother, but overall the film did not pull me in. ๐Ÿฟ

We watched Swimming Pool (2003) a couple of nights ago. A slow, art house, thriller. Anglo/French. 3.5/4 stars. ๐Ÿฟ