“1917” takes you on a journey starting at the height of the first World War. The focus is on two soldiers, Scofield and Blake and the impossible mission they are assigned. They race against time and across the enemy’s line to deliver a message to stop the possibility of an attack on hundreds of Soldiers, Blake’s brother is among them. The story unfolds from there…
Watching “1917” you will feel like you are on the battle field, crawling across enemy lines and trying to avoid getting shot. The camera angles and cinematography are just that good.
You can’t help but to have empathy for the soldiers. The story is moving and suspenseful. The film is tastefully executed. You will definitely see war through the eyes of these soldiers. All of the Golden Globe awards that were won were definitely earned.
If you like war movies then you should definitely check out “1917”.
This is a 4 ½ Star Movie!!
In this installment the Kingsman face a new challenge. Their headquarters and all of their secret places of operation are destroyed. The Kingsman discover a US Allied Spy organization called “Statesman”. After heading to the US to the “Statesman” headquarters the Kingsman soon learn that there is a drug cartel running an operation in a place called “Poppy Land”. If not stopped the Poppy Land operation could cripple the world. The two agencies join forces to try and stop the madness. The story unfolds from there…
Although not as good as the first installment, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” does have plenty to offer in the way of action, intrigue and suspense. There is a bit of continuation from the first installment to tie the two together, but beyond that the movie starts off on a strange foot and continues on that path for quite a while. It’s not really clear at first what the movie is about. Things do start to heat up a bit and get interesting mid-way through the movie.
Once again I had high expectations due to the fact that the cast is strong and the first installment was excellent, but in the end “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” was a bit like letting the air out of a fully inflated tire.
This is a 3 Star Movie!
I love Jessica Chastain and she does not disappoint in “Miss Sloane”.
All eyes are on Washington as a campaign ensues. Miss Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is a highly sought after lobbyist in D.C. whose record of success is unmatched.
As the power brokers in Washington make their moves, Elizabeth Sloane is down-right ruthless and she is right there doing whatever is necessary to win even if the price for winning costs her. The story unfolds from there…
“Miss Sloane” is a gripping, powerful Political Drama. The story is moving and gets better as it progresses. The movie definitely will make you look at the political landscape in Washington, D.C. with wide open eyes.
It would have been nice if the character “Miss Elizabeth Sloane” had been a bit more in-depth. There is a lot of under-current that is not explored and this keeps the movie from being 5 stars.
It was great to see Sam Waterston who was the long time “DA” in the original NBC hit Law & Order.
“Miss Sloane” is definitely worth seeing and is worth the price of its ticket.
This is a 4 Star Movie!
Based on a comic book, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is about a very secret Spy Organization that is in need of fresh recruits, so they can continue to stay ahead of the latest global threats. The organization recruits a kid off the streets, but he isn’t just any kid; his father was a member of “The Secret Service” and he gave his life years ago to save his fellow team members.
The recruitment process is ultra competitive and at times it’s questionable as to whether any of the 6 recruits will rise to the top, but some do just in time because there is a Tech Genius who is launching a threat. The story unfolds from there…
“Kingsman: The Secret Service” is entertaining, thrilling, action packed and suspenseful.
There are some interesting special effects and some cool cinematography.
The movie is diminished a bit by some intense killing sprees, but other than that it’s very good.
“Kingsman: The Secret Service” is worth a look.
This is a 4 Star Movie!!
Nominated for Best Picture “The Imitation Game” is a very well executed movie.
Based on a true story, in 1952 the British Authorities entered the home of, celebrated professor Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) because of a reported burglary, but after their investigation they arrested Professor Turing on a charge of “Gross Indecency”. Back in those days homosexuality was against the law.
The authorities had no idea that they were arresting the man who along with his merry motley crew broke the code that would lead to stopping the German World War II Enigma machine.
“The Imitation Game” takes you through Professor Turing’s life from his school days to his working with Intelligence Agents to over throw the Enigma Machine.
Richard Cumberbatch’s portrayal of Alan Turing is haunting. The movie could be boring, but it’s not. It’s very educational from the stand point of the machine that Alan Turing created, we know today as a computer.
“The Imitation Game” is worth the price of admission.
This is a 4 1/2 Star Movie!