The Chair makes for a quick binge with a total run time of three hours and a wonderful leading performance from actress Sandra Oh. Jin-Yoon Kim (Sandra Oh) is the first female to take on the role of Pembroke University’s English department chair. It comes at a time that has a lot going on. One, Professor Kim wants to see to it that Yaz McKay (Nana Mensah) makes tenure. Two, she also needs to work…"The Chair: Sandra Oh is Wonderful"
The Green Mile, based on the Stephen King novel and nominated for four Oscars, is now available to own on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital. Frank Darabont is one of six filmmakers to see their first two feature films get Oscar nominations for Best Picture. The Green Mile joins The Shawshank Redemption in receiving nominations. Other Oscar nominations include Best Supporting Actor (Michael Clarke Duncan), Adapted Screenplay, and Sound. Both films are available to…"The Green Mile Arrives on 4K Ultra HD"
The award-winning John Adams limited series, starring Paul Giamatti as the former president, is solid viewing for Presidents Day. I’m not going to dive into the plot of every part of the miniseries. If you know the story of John Adams, you already know what’s going to happen. Well, maybe. They certainly play with the history to an extent! What I will tell you right now is that the book is better. I originally watched…"John Adams: A Presidential Miniseries"
Concussion focuses on Dr. Bennet Omalu, who first discovered CTE in retired NFL players, and his quest to tell the truth. I happened to notice that the film was airing on TV over Super Bowl weekend. Dysphoria was so bad in late 2015 that it was one of many films that I saw but didn’t review. As such, there’s no better time to watch it than the hours leading up to tonight’s kickoff. CTE is…"Concussion: A Filtered Quest for the NFL’s Truth"
Mixing both comedy and western, Trouble features a whole lot of funny in this contemporary family feud. Ben (Bill Pullman) and Maggie (Anjelica Houston) are a pair of siblings living in Vermont. Maggie still lives on the family farm that they grew up on. When she discovers Ben with a bulldozer one day, stakes heighten beyond belief. They’ve made it beyond clear that they don’t like each other. Don’t shed any tears for this dysfunctional…"Trouble: A Classic Western in Contemporary Vermont"