Modern Movies: Dec. 2016/Jan. 2017 Pt. 2

Here we are with the second half of the big December/January modern movie mini-review dump! Part 1: HERE Miss Sloane (2016) This was one of my favorite new releases of the 2016 thanks in large part to a stellar performance by Jessica Chastain. The film on the whole takes many turns toward melodrama, but that…

Modern Movies: Dec. 2016/Jan. 2017 Pt. 1

I did a whole lot of movie-watching in December and January, but never got around to making a Modern Movies post for the December viewings, so today and tomorrow I’m combining the months into one big recap! Here’s the first half of the post-1970 flicks I watched in December and January. Creed (2015) My sister…

Period film: Allied (2016)

Max Vatan (Brad Pitt), a Canadian in the RAF, is traveling to Casablanca on a mission during World War II. He’s been partnered with Marianne Beauseour (Marion Cotillard), a French Resistance fighter. Posing as a married couple from Paris, Max and Marianne team up to carry out an assassination plot against a German ambassador. At…

Films in 2015: Modern Movies in August

The Gift (2015) – The preview for this grabbed my attention and I had very high hopes for it. In many ways it lived up to my expectations. There’s plenty of suspense, a few jumps, an intriguing mystery. The outcome/truth behind the mystery leaves a bit to be desired since the build-up to it is…