Thursday, December 7, 2017

THE SHAPE OF WATER

THE SHAPE OF WATER movie poster

Janet's TAKE: With #TheShapeOfWater Del Toro has crafted a wonderful melding of love-story, fantasy and sci-fi. A-

Sally Hawkins gives a knock-out performance greatly

THE DISASTER ARTIST


Janet's TAKE: James Franco enters the Best Actor race in the laugh-out-loud true story #TheDisasterArtist. A-

This is the best film ever about one of

DARKEST HOUR

Darkest Hour-2017 movie

Janet's TAKE: The slow moving history lesson #Darkest Hour benefits from Gary Oldman's commanding performance as Winston Churchill. B+

This film is a suitable companion piece to DUNKIRK.

Synopsis:
During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour

Monday, November 20, 2017

ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ.

Roman J. Israel, Esq. movie poster

Janet's TAKE: Although Roman J. Israel, Esq. doesn't break any new ground in law dramas, Denzel Washington's multi-layered portrayal is the reason to see this film. B-

Washington is

THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS

THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS movie poster

Janet's TAKE: THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS is an entertaining holiday movie with a clever blend of fact and fantasy.  A-

Good performances throughout, especially Dan Stevens and Christopher Plummer, leave you with

Thursday, November 16, 2017

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri movie poster

Janet's TAKE: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI hits all the right elements for this tragic comedy. A+

The powerhouse but rough characters add a sense of topical truth to

Thursday, November 9, 2017

NOVITIATE

NOVITIATE movie poster

Janet's TAKE: #Novitiate is an interesting look at feminism and faith during the radical changes in the Church by Vatican II. B-

An award-worthy performance by

Friday, October 20, 2017

GEOSTORM

GEOSTORM movie poster

Janet's TAKE: # GeostormMovie is an entertaining matinee disaster flick that has an important message at the end. B-

This formula Gerard Butler movie is

Friday, October 13, 2017

THE FOREIGNER

Janet's TAKE: #ForeignerMovie is slower-paced than most Jackie Chan flicks but he and Brosnan make formidable adversaries. C

A surprisingly emotional Chan makes the movie worth seeing.  There are just too many

Friday, October 6, 2017

THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US

Janet's TAKE: #TheMountainBetweenUs is a compelling survival tale with winning performances -up until the contrived romance hits the screen. C

Great cinematography and casting cannot