The Light Between Oceans (2016): Viewed and Reviewed

The Light Between Oceans (2016) dir. Derek Cianfrance written by: Derek Cianfrance     starring: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz   2.25 out of 4 stars Why is it that I do these things to myself?  I had no interest in reading The… Continue Reading

Jason Bourne (2016): Viewed and Reviewed

Jason Bourne (2016) dir. Paul Greengrass written by: Paul Greengrass, Christopher Rouse starring: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles      2.75 out of 4 stars Placing nine years between installments pegs limited memorability for series.  When that… Continue Reading

Dramatic Acting Honors 2015

This was a very difficult list to narrow down.  Some of the longlists numbered three times the five I allow.  Let’s see what I chose. My nominees are: The Gentlemen Best Actor in a Leading Role, Drama  Abraham Attah – Beast of… Continue Reading

Viewed and Reviewed: Testament of Youth (2015)

Testament of Youth (2015) dir. James Kent written by: Juliette Towhidi starring: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harrington, Taron Egerton, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Joanna Scanlan, Miranda Richardson         3 out of 4 stars For this year, and likely those following, we praise Alicia Vikander.  With a Jessica Chastain/Jennifer… Continue Reading

Viewed and Reviewed: The Danish Girl (2015)

The Danish Girl (2015) dir. Tom Hooper written by: Lucinda Coxon starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ben Whishaw, Amber Heard 2.5 out of 4 stars Awards bait runs amok every December, often sweeping up awards attention and undeserved prizes along the… Continue Reading

Viewed and Reviewed: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

The Man from U.N.C.L.E(2015) dir. Guy Ritchie written by: Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram starring: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Hugh Grant 1.75 out of 4 stars I wouldn’t count myself as a connoisseur of 60’s Cold War TV spy programs.  In… Continue Reading