Can you ever forgive me

Alicia and I are big fans of Melissa McCarthy so when she does something that catches our eye or something outrageous.  We make an effort to see her.  This being her first staring dramatic role, We had to see what she would do.  Based on a book written by Lee Isreal a well known writer who falls down on her luck and starts to make money off of deception

The Night Comes For Us (Indonesia)

Now this fast pace action super drama is somethingI didn’t expect even though the reviews said to be prepared. A triad soldier decides to go against the wishes of the clan based on the killing of a little girl. Then he becomes the target. But he is not so easily to kill. Over the top some times and very gory. But Very entertaining.

Ito, a gangland enforcer, is caught amidst a treacherous and violent insurrection within his Triad crime family.

If Beale Street Could Talk

This Movie was not on my list of must see even though it was an African American movie until I realized it was directed by Barry Jenkins.  The brilliant writer directer of Moonlight (Oscar winning).   Jenkins took the book written by James Baldwin and wrote the screenplay for this amazing romantic dramatic movie about two young lovers.  Sadly it goes from Romance and love to drama and tragedy that you see intimately through out the movie.  Should have been on the list for best movie of the year. 

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Accident (Hong Kong)

My next asian film comes from Hong Kong which centers on a hit man with some unique abilities,  This assassin has a crew that creates accidents for their victims so that people would not be able to track any particular person.  The catch to this story is what happens when the creator becomes the victim?  This is where this story goes.  We watch and see if he is right or is this another creation that backfires in his own mind.

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Roma (Netflix)

If you followed my reviews, you know I love the work of Alfonso Cuaron.  So this B&W period piece made in Mexico was released with critical acclaim.  I wanted to take my time and watch it when I really had the mental time.  What a very emotional and moving piece he has created for this Oscar nominated film about a domestic worker going through life in the 70's surrounded by class divisions as well as political uprising in Mexico.

Kingdom (Netflix) Season 1.

 Today I sit down and watch this extraordinary horror / drama TV series made for Netflix about waring Kingdoms as well as treachery within the kingdom to obtain power.  This six episode series is intense and well worth seeing.  By the way did I say this had a bunch of zombies it as well?

The deceased king rises and a mysterious plague begins to spread; the prince must face a new breed of enemies to unveil the evil scheme and save his people.

The Favourite

This very interesting movie made by the DirectorYorgos Lanthimos with his two odd movies The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer Has created this piece period about a frail Queen who needs assistance from her close friend to help her govern the nation but gets interrupted with a new addition to their relationship.  A former aristocrat who is the cousin of the Queens friend, who moves in to become the favorite to the Queen. Then all hell breaks out

In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead, while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots

Glass - motion picture 2019

We get to see the final part of the trilogy superhero series from M. Night Shyamalan. Not hailed very highly by the critics, but if you saw the previous “Split” and “Unbreakable”. You Know where this was headed. We give our opinions about this new release by M. Night.

M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

Vice (motion picture) 2018

So this one was another one of those movies that I hoped I would learn from as well as observe how so many government politicians welded power. Sitting through this I almost forgot about the corruption of the Bush administration as well as how our government was infiltrated by power hungry bureaucrats. Pretty amazing satire of true events of Dick Cheneys life.

Governor George W Bush of Texas picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co, to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defence secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world