Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts are outstanding as mother and daughter in this story about family dynamics, dysfunction and addiction in the rural US. The drama is enthralling, bordering on disturbing, and the performances are unforgettable.
WOMAN IN GOLD is the remarkable true story of a woman who overcame great odds with the help of an improbably young lawyer, and righted a wrong that had stood for decades. Sixty years after fleeing Vienna during World War II, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), an elderly Jewish woman, begins a journey to reclaim family possessions seized by the Nazis. She embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court. Among the possessions is Gustav Klimt’s famous painting, Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer I, a portrait of her beloved Aunt Adele, which has become a national treasure: an Austrian Mona Lisa.
This delightful animated movie will entertain kids and adults, alike! A misunderstood alien and a brave young girl find themselves on a wild adventure while on the hunt for "My Mom". Despite their cultural differences, this duo is able to teach each other the importance of courage and friendship. Check this movie out for your next Family Movie Night!
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a fantastic movie about turning your daydreams into your reality. Walter Mitty has an ordinary office job but dreams of things much bigger. When he is threatened with losing his job, he finally has a chance to pursue the adventures he always dreams about. This is a true feel-good movie with gorgeous scenery and the perfect mix of comedy, adventure, and heart.
If you have ever seen Sue the Dinosaur at The Field Museum, this documentary is a must see. Dinosaur 13, which premiered at Sundance in 2014, depicts the event of how Sue was found and how the paleontologists and small town in South Dakota fought to keep Sue. One of the best parts of the film is that it truly captures how much one can love a dinosaur.
This film is a mockumentary! The actors in the film got an outline of the story, and they made the rest up as they went along, in front of the cameras! This film gives you a faux-inside look at the life inside dog shows. One of my all-time favorite movies!
If you are one of those people who is slightly annoyed when you hear women talking in baby Mickey Mouse voices then you will appreciate this comedy. It has excellent and hilarious dialogue that pokes fun at a cut throat industry full of outlandish and over the top characters. Not to mention an important reminder that sexism is alive and well in some of our most lauded professions. Lake Bell is smart and funny - a winning combination.
From the director that brought us “Once”(the lovely film about two street musicians) John Carney delivers another music themed film. This time, it’s a washed up producer in the midst of mucking up his life who stumbles upon some authentic lyrics sung by a meek young woman. They give each other something to believe in and save themselves. It’s a love story about music but it resists the temptation to become romantic.