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I’M YOUR WOMAN review

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What Would You Do?

“I’m Your Woman” follows a young housewife in the 1970s, married to a man who clearly operates outside of the law.  However, unlike most of the crime films, this one is just a bit different.  One day, Jean (Rachel Brosnahan) is greeted by her husband Eddie (Bill Heck) with an infant child.  No name, no backstory; just a baby.  One evening, Jean is awoken by Continue reading

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SOUND OF METAL review

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  Music Was His World, then Silence Revealed a New One

“Sound of Metal” follows a heavy metal drummer with a rough past named Ruben (Riz Ahmed) and his girlfriend and singer Lou (Olivia Cooke) as they travel the road on tour across the US.  One night prior to sound check, Ruben’s hearing immediately diminishes without little warning; making his performance all that more difficult.  In secret, he sees a local physician who tells him his hearing is below 30% in each ear and that Continue reading

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THE LAST VERMEER- The Flick Fanatics (Karl S.)

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The Last Vermeer 

Starring:

Guy Pierce- Han Van Meegeren

Claes Bang- Cpt. Joseph Pillar

Vicky Krieps- Minna Holmberg

Guy Pierce is an artist accused of selling valuable works of art to the Nazis, but is he?

Johannes Vermeer was a Dutch painter from the late 1600’s during the Baroque period and specialized in portraits of the middle class. Some of his most famous works were the famous paintings “The Girl with the Pearl Earring” and “The Astronomer” and others that currently hang in museums around the world. The new drama from Tri Star Pictures,  “The Last Vermeer” tells the tale of the works of the famous painter, stolen by the Nazis during WWII and tracked down and recovered by a group of Allied soldiers led by Captain Joseph Pillar (Bang).

 

The Last Vermeer opens with Allied troops uncovering a railcar used to take Jewish people to the Nazi concentration camps only to find it loaded with paintings and artifacts procured or stolen by Herman Goering the leader of the SS. One of the paintings in the car was “Christ and the Adulteress” supposedly the final painting by Vermeer. Capt. Pillar with his assistant Minna Holmberg was tasked by the Allies to find the stolen art, find out who sold it or stole it for the Nazis, so it can be returned to the owners or museum.

Pillar tracks down leads that bring him to a local artist Han Van Meegeren, skilled but panned by critics, as the person that sold the Vermeer to Goering for 1.6 million guilders. Van Meegeren, a flamboyant personality and readily admitted to making the sale. Pillar arrested Van Meegeren, but instead of prison, where suspects have mysteriously perished recently, Pillar sets up the artist at the station in the attic under the watchful eye of Pillar’s friend Esper Dekker (Roland Moller).

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LET HIM GO- The Flick Fanatics (Karl S.)

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LET HIM GO

Starring:

Kevin Costner- George Blackledge

Diane Lane- Margaret Blackledge

Leslie Manville-Blanche Weboy

Jeffrey Donovan-Bill Weboy

Never try to separate a grandchild from the grandparents, or pay the price!

Kevin Costner and Diane Lane (Ma and Pa Kent in DCU Superman films) re-unite for a new western drama “Let Him Go”. Costner and Lane play a retired couple that live with their son James (Ryan Bruce), his wife Lorna (Kayli Carter) and their son Jimmy (Bram and Otto Hornung) on a ranch in Montana. George, once a sheriff in Montana, now raises horses with his son and Margaret is busy over- stepping her boundaries raising her grandson Jimmy causing resentment with Lorna. All was good until James took a horse out to check some fences. James was thrown and George finds his lifeless body.

Time passes with Lorna and Jimmy continuing to live with the Blackledges and Lorna continuing to butt heads with Lorna. George turned to the bottle to help ease the pain of losing his son. Lorna also moves on and ends up marrying Donnie Weboy (Will Brittain) and moving her and Jimmy with Donnie into an apartment in town. Margaret struggles with the separation of their grandson and catches a glance of Jimmy with Lorna and Donnie walking with ice cream cones. Margaret also witness Donnie hitting Jimmy and threatening Lorna.

Margaret decides to make a cake as an excuse to visit Lorna and Jimmy to find out about Donnie and the abuse and to see if they need to come back home. When Margaret arrives at the apartment the landlord tells her the young family moved out. Margaret tells George what she witnessed in town and already has his suitcase packed. George asks her where she is going to start looking? Donnie had said he had family in North Dakota, so she planned to start there. George was reluctant and explained that Lorna isn’t just going to give Jimmy up, and Margaret explained that she is bringing Lorna as well. Margaret also planned for difficulties by packing George’s service revolver in the car.

George and Margaret have little luck finding out where Donna and Lorna have gone but meet a native American boy, Peter Dragswolf (Booboo Stewart) living on his own out on the bluffs. Peter tells the couple that he knows the Weboys and warns them to be careful because they run the town and are dangerous. He gives them directions to meet Bill Weboy. Margaret and George pull up to the small yellow house with a tall thin man working in the yard Bill Weboy.

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BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM review

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I Go Back to America!  Very Nice!

It’s been 14 years since Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen) came to America and started a cultural revolution for Kazakhstan. While life has considerably changed in the USA, it’s been even harder on Borat. He was sentenced to life in prison and working in a labor camp. That is until the USA has a new President that has shown to ally-with dangerous World leaders. The Premier of Kazakhstan sees this as an opportunity to restore their country’s glory and he frees Borat on one condition: that he deliver a gift to Continue reading