FlixChatter Review: A Bigger Splash (2016)

When I first heard of this film, I was immediately intrigued by the premise of an idyllic sun-drenched holiday that's being disrupted by an unexpected visit. The people on holiday are famous rock star Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) and her lover, Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts). When we're introduced to the couple, they're stark naked by the pool on …

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Five new-to-me actors I’d love to see more of – based on 2015 viewings

I saw this list on Variety on 10 Actors To Watch in 2015 and I realized I dropped the ball on this Actor Discoveries post last year. I mentioned in the first post back in 2012 that one of the joys of watching movies is discovering new talents. I planned on making this post an annual thing but alas, the last time …

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FlixChatter Review: Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)

I have to admit the first time I heard about this novel was a few years ago when Richard Armitage's character in the Christmas edition of Vicars of Dibley mentioned this Thomas Hardy's novel as his favorite. Well, I remember reaching about what that novel was about and was immediately hooked. So a headstrong woman in …

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Everybody’s Chattin’ + Quick thoughts on ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’ + Bloggin’ Break

Happy Thursday everyone! What a week it's been. I went to the Christopher Nolan lecture at the Walker Art Museum on Tuesday and last night was the Far for the Madding Crowd screening. My post on both of those would have to wait until I'm back from vacation. But I have to share my first reaction …

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