Mary Queen of Scots: Fit For A Queen

Mary Queen of Scots may span a few years of the queen’s life but actress Saoirse Ronan delivers a commanding performance as Scottish royalty. Saiorse Ronan is proving to be an unstoppable force as an actress.  Her role as the late Scottish Queen proves to be no exception.  While her performance is great, my only beef with the film is how they don’t really bother aging the queen in appearance.  Mary arrives back in Scotland…

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The Favourite: Yorgos Lanthimos’s Best To Date

The Favourite is the wittiest film to date from director Yorgos Lanthimos and is brought to life largely by three strong women. The newest film from Yorgos Lanthimos takes place in the early 1700s.  Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) holds the English throne at this time.  She’s calling the shots while England and France are at war.  The war being the War of Spanish Succession–which doesn’t end until 1714.  While it’s safe to say that this film is a…

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TIFF 2018: Boy Erased Adds to the Conversation

Boy Erased is able to broach conversion therapy with such sincerity, emotional drama, and gripping performances from its cast. The film starts as Jared Eamons (Lucas Hedges) is sent for a 12-day assessment at Love in Action after a college counselor calls his parents.  It’s not a choice he made in as much as his father, Baptist pastor Marshall Eamons (Russell Crowe), did. Russell Crowe is able to disappear into the role of the pastor to…

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Operation Finale: The Capture of Adolf Eichmann

Operation Finale takes audiences on a thrilling ride back to the 1960s when Mossad hunted down one of the chief architects of the Final Solution. When World War 2 came to an end in 1945, those in Nazi leadership had choices to make.  They could kill themselves to avoid capture or try to seek refuge in a country that would allow them to do so.  Hitler, Himmler, and Goebbels had all killed themselves but others…

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