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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

‘Cinema Paradiso’, unassuming masterpiece worth rewatching

Cinema Paradiso – Italy – Available on DVD at Richter Library and on Netflix instant watch Subtly, in the way that only an unassuming masterpiece...

‘Summer in February’ strays from genre, contains plot twists

Dan Stevens fans who are mourning his departure from “Downton Abbey” can find consolation in his role in  “Summer in February,” the new period...

“Last Night” probes with questions about infidelity

As simple as a storyline could ever be, "Last Night" is, for the same reason, an insightful portrait of the delicate line between loyalty...

Norwegian odyssey makes waves

"Kon Tiki" - Norway - Netflix Instant Watch "Kon-Tiki" chronicles the odyssey of a Norwegian hero, Thor, but unlike the one from Norse myths or...

Child star brings warmth, sheds light through grim realism

"Valentin" - Argentina, France, Italy – Netflix instant watch The daily joys and woes of nine-year-old Valentin are genuinely recounted in this artistic film that...

Synchronized cast proves central in French comedy

“The Women on the 6th Floor” (France) – Netflix Instant Watch and Amazon Prime Instant Video While it could easily have indulged in cartoony stereotypes...

Danish resistance story breaks WWII movie mold

"Flame and Citron" -Denmark - available on Netflix instant watch and Amazon Prime By showcasing the efforts of two Danish resistance assassins who risked their...

‘Le Populaire’ pays tribute to the ’50s with standout scenery

"Le Populaire" // France – available for instant streaming on Netflix Set in the 1950s, when the typewriter revolutionized the meaning of the modern woman,...

‘Doctor Who’s’ David Tennant stars in bubbly British romcom

The Decoy Bride  - Scotland/England - Netflix instant watch and Amazon Prime "Doctor Who" fans who impatiently await David Tennant's appearance in "The Day of...

International combination of director, cast, setting shine in ‘Daisy’

"Daisy" – Available for streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime Few movies can accomplish the delicate balance that "Daisy" achieves between action and romance. This cross-genre...

The petit pain au chocolat of French films

Clara et Moi - available for free streaming on Amazon Prime Like a simple petit pain au chocolat, "Clara et Moi" is everything you'd want...

‘Senna’s’ cinematography, characters seduce audience

Whether you recently went to see "Rush" and experienced the glory of Formula One racing or have never seen a checkered flag wave, "Senna,"...