FlixChatter Review: Mothering Sunday (2022)

As a fan of period dramas, especially those filled with an ensemble of British actors, Mothering Sunday seems to have everything going for it. Based on the novel by Graham Swift and adapted by Alice Birch, the film centers on Jane Fairchild, a maid at the Nivens household. Jane is given a day off by …

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Ranking Oscars 2022 Best Picture + Acting Nominees

Can't believe we are STILL talking about the Oscars in late March. I hope they're moving the telecast back to late February next year and going forward. Well, I've talked about the Oscar nominees but I saw people were ranking the Best Picture nominees on Twitter, such as below, and I thought I'd do the …

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FlixChatter Review: Death on the Nile (2022)

Kenneth Branagh's first Agatha Christie adaptation, Murder in the Orient Express, was a modest success (worldwide gross total of over $350mil million against a production budget of $55mil), so it's no surprise that the sequel got green-lit soon after. Well, this movie was supposed to come out in 2019, but then filming issues, then Covid …

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FlixChatter Review: The Lost Daughter (2021)

The Lost Daughter marks another directorial debut from a terrific actress. Earlier this year I saw Passing from Rebecca Hall, and this time it’s Maggie Gyllenhaal behind the camera and also wrote the script based on Elena Ferrante’s novel. Olivia Colman plays Leda, a middle-aged professor of comparative literature vacationing in a Greek island. It’s …

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FlixChatter Review: The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain (2021)

Benedict Cumberbatch has built his career on quirky roles, and he once again plays an eccentric genius. This time it's an English artist Louis Wain whose surreal cat paintings, um, catapulted his career at the end of the 19th century. Now, I never thought there was a time when cats weren’t household pets, well apparently …

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Film News I’m excited about – Olivia Colman, Helen Mirren, Julia Roberts + George Clooney

It's been a while since I actually curated recent movie/casting news that I'm excited about. I was reading one after another involving filmmaker/actors I love so I thought I'd include them here.  Sam Mendes, Olivia Colman Team for Love Story Empire of Light Per THR, the Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes will be directing his own …

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FlixChatter Review: The Father (2021)

I first heard of The Father (Le Père) when I saw the stage play a few years ago. The play was written by French playwright Florian Zeller and adapted by Christopher Hampton. Zeller teamed up with Hampton once again who wrote the screenplay for the film, and this film became his feature directorial debut. In …

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