10 Word Review – Man in the High Castle (TV)

the-man-in-the-high-castleIntrigue. Cast. Inventive. Story. Tense. Compelling. Production. Amazon. Suspense. Yes.

10 Word Review – The Sea of Trees

sea-of-treesHaunting. Cinematography. Trees. Exploration. Beautiful. Writing. Discovery. Direction. Mood. Yes.

10 Word Review – Godzilla

MV5BMTQ0ODgzNjg2MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNDkxMzc3MDE@._V1_SY317_CR0,0,214,317_AL_Dark. Action. Monsters. Story. Iconic. Radiation. Fun. Destruction. Battle. yes.

10 Word Review – Fargo (TV Series)

MV5BMjMzMTIzMTUwN15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjE0NTg0MTE@._V1_SX214_AL_Smart. Malicious. Complex. Cast. Witty. Flow. Storytelling. Dark. Writing. YES.

10 Word Review – Wool

17164686Imaginative. Layered. Storytelling. World. Silo. Dystopian. Truth. Inhabit. Juliette. Yes.

10 Word Review – Vampire Academy

MV5BMTUyOTI0MzUyM15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMzI2MzU0MDE@._V1_SX214_AL_Superficial. Disappointing. Tacky. Clunky. Awkward. Subpar. Campy. Predictable. Uninteresting. No.

10 Word Review – Insurgent (Book)

insurgentMiddle. Action. Story. Compelling. Continuation. Story. Dystopia. Secrets. Simulation. Yes.

10 Word Review – Continuum

MV5BMTUzNTU1NzQ2Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMDUzNjk4Nw@@._V1_SY317_CR3,0,214,317_Future. Past. Time. Smart. TV. Effects. Mysterious. Tech. Cool. Yes.

10 Word Review – John Grant, Pale Green Ghosts

Strange. Cool. Melodic. Haunting. Groove. Move. Hook. Beat. Dramatic. Smooth.  Yes.

10 Word Review – The Way Way Back

way wayPoignant. Teen. Angsty. Transformation. Growth. Free. Sweet. Rockwell. Cast. Yes.

10 Word Review – Passion

PassionMurder. Muddled. Arty. Confusing. Gray. Slow. Unsympathetic. Close. Creaky. No.

10 Word Review – Elysium

MV5BNDc2NjU0MTcwNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjg4MDg2OQ@@._V1_SX214_Action. Humanity. Privilege. Foster. Predictable. Sacrifice. Future. Flawed. Popcorn. Yes.

10 Word Review – The Great Gatsby

MV5BMTkxNTk1ODcxNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMDI1OTMzOQ@@._V1_SX214_Beautiful. . DiCaprio. Feel. Visual. Essence. Ache. Tortured. 20’s. Maguire. Yes.

 

10 Word Review – Bullet to the Head

MV5BMTM4NzUyMjk2NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTUxNDc5OA@@._V1_SY317_CR2,0,214,317_Stallone. Action. Clunky. Stiff. Video-game-ish. Hollow. Apathetic. Cliche. Wooden. No.

10 Word Review – The Place Beyond the Pines

MV5BMjc1OTEwNjU4N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzUzNDIwOQ@@._V1_SX214_Heavy. Unique. Perspective. Triptych. Fallout. Intense. Family. Consequence. Tone. Yes.

10 Word Review – Orphan Black

MV5BMTU2MDI5NTAyOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjI0OTg4OA@@._V1_SX214_Inventive. Story. Intriguing. Pace. Complex. Quality. Sci-fi. BBC. Compelling. Yes.

10 Word Review – The Colony

MV5BNzAzNzEzNDA4OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTUwODA3OQ@@._V1_SX214_Drivel. Terrible. Empty. Vapid. Mess. Disjointed. Flavorless. Flat. Uninspiring. NO.

10 Word Review – George Harrison: Living In The Material World

MV5BMTQzNjQ3ODA2OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODgwNTU4Ng@@._V1_SY317_CR4,0,214,317_Sweet. Intriguing. Seeker. Insights. Music. Footage. Interviews. Peek. Interesting. Yes.

10 Word Review – Quartet

MV5BMTc2MTI0MzI5Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzkzNjQ4OA@@._V1_SY317_CR4,0,214,317_Quiet. Subtle. Aging. Music. Hope. Friendship. Charming. Cast. Sweet. Yes.

10 Word Review – Behind The Candelabra

MV5BMTg0OTY2OTM0OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTk4OTQ1OQ@@._V1_SX214_Interesting. Soderbergh. Strange. Awkward. 70’s. Excess. Douglas. Passivity. Pathos. yes.

10 Word Review – Snow White And The Huntsman

Visual. Theron. Unexpected. Brooding. Crazy. Dwarfs. Apple. Bow. Color. yes.

10 Word Review – Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Silly. Romp. Redundant. Stale. Effects. Empty. Decepticon. Nimoy. Innocuous. No.

10 Word Reviews – Hugo

Scorsese. Gorgeous. Film. Luminescent. Warm. Fable. Fun. Timing. Dialogue. Yes.

10 Word Review – Priest

Bettany. Effects. Future. Weak. Vampires. Setup. Dystopia. Shoddy. Miss. No.

Evening

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We watched the film, Evening, last night and about it I just have this to say… if you like excellent acting, watch this movie. It is a veritable powerhouse of women’s acting. Yes, there are some great performances by men in this movie, but women dominate the story and the screen.

Vanessa Redgrave is, as usual, stunning as Ann, a woman who examines moments in her life as she lay dying. Sounds morbid… it’s anything but. I’m always impressed with Vanessa Redgrave’s ability to act without speaking. Her eyes are, simply, luminous. She can do an entire scene, saying nothing, and communicating everything. It’s an art form and she’s a master.

Also in the movie are Claire Danes as the younger Ann, Glenn Close, Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer (Meryl Streep’s daughter who plays the younger Meryl character in the film), Natasha Richardson (Vanessa Redgrave’s daughter who actually plays her daughter in the film), Toni Collette, and Eileen Atkins (the night nurse). It’s a stunning cast.

This isn’t a film for people who love action or suspense, but if you love great acting, excellent writing (the same screenwriter as The Hours), wonderful direction (Lajos Koltai) and gorgeous cinematography, check out Evening. This film takes you on a journey. A journey you will not be disappointed in.