The Big Short

I have seen every Best Picture nominee before the Oscars since 1995. In order to meet my goal every year I’ve sat though some real clunkers; I’m looking at you 2003’s “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”, 2005’s “Good Night and Good Luck” and last years “American Sniper” (check out my review … More The Big Short


Yesterday my husband and I went to see “Brooklyn”. It was the sixth of the eight Best Picture nominees that I have seen.  I absolutely loved this film and I am 100% in agreement on the film getting nominated for Best Picture. The film is funny, touching, romantic and dramatic. It really does a great … More Brooklyn


A couple of weeks ago I went to see “Carol” with my husband and a couple of our friends. Given that the film is about LGBT subject matter, it is directed by Todd Haynes and stars Cate Blanchett it was right up my alley. The movie was very good. It started out a little bit … More Carol


On New Year’s Eve I saw “Trumbo”. I have a high interest with anything associated with communism and the cold war. I find the era of the Hollywood Blacklist particularly fascinating. So obviously the true story of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was the perfect subject matter for me. I am forever intrigued with how many … More Trumbo

The Danish Girl

On Christmas day my husband, my mom and I went to see “The Danish Girl”. It was the 27th year in a row that I’ve seen a movie on Christmas Day and it was an excellent selection to keep that tradition alive. I absolutely loved the movie. I only knew the basics. That the film … More The Danish Girl

The Woman in Gold

A couple of weeks ago I watched “The Woman in Gold” on DVD. As I’ve mentioned before I don’t normally write movie review for movies I see at home but since Helen Mirren is nominated for a SAG Award I decided to make an exception. “The Woman in Gold” is a pretty good movie. It … More The Woman in Gold

2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,500 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … More 2015 in review