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.
This series is so good that you will want to watch episode after episode! The Newsroom gives you a behind the scenes look at a fictional cable news network (ACN). The writing of the series is excellent (thanks Aaron Sorkin), and the acting in the series is even better. Jeff Daniels is brilliant, funny, but different than any of his other characters that he has played in the past. Great series to check out!!
Tales of the Night by Michel Ocelot presents six animated classic tales from all over the world by juxtaposing dark silhouettes with a vivacious colorful background. The rich colors are so stunning and memorizing that visual immersion is irresistible. This film offers a truly unique experience in storytelling.
Have you been anxiously awaiting the third season of Downton Abbey? We have a new highly acclaimed BBC mini-series called, “Call the Midwife” that just might tide you over until the January 29th release date of Downton! The show follows the lives of several young nurse midwives working in the 1950’s in one of the poorest parts of London. The living conditions are horrible and the poverty is terrible, but I grew to love all the characters in the show. From the nurses, to the nuns, to the patients, you will be moved to tears as often as you will be to laughter! Come in and check it out!