Bridge of Spies – A Movie Review

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Oct 172016
 

Bridge of Spies Movie PosterDuring the cold war, a lawyer, James B. Donovan is recruited by the CIA and involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers. The pilot was arrested alive after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission and stays in the company of a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel, who was arrested for espionage in the US.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Stars: Tom Hanks, Alan Alda, Mark Rylance, Domenick Lombardozzi, Victor Verhaeghe, Mark Fichera
Runtime: 142 min; Rated: PG-13; Genre: Drama, History, Thriller; Released: 16 Oct 2015

Lay wasn’t feeling great, so after going out to grab a bite, we came home and watched this from Amazon, and we both enjoyed the movie a great deal. Continue reading »

Inside Llewyn Davis-A Movie Review

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Jun 022014
 
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We watched this from Redbox on March 30.

Wow, not sure what to say about this one. I really expected I would enjoy this movie, as did Lay. Unfortunately, I didn’t like it at all. Lay would rate a little higher, but we were both disappointed.

The reason I saw this film is that it’s a Coen Brothers film–and I nearly always love their films–whether they are comedies or dramas. However, “Inside Llewyn Davis” was, for me, a completely boring film with very little to recommend it. If I hadn’t known it was a Coen film, I never would have guessed it aside from having John Goodman in an odd little role and a reference to Ulysses. It has received many good reviews, so if you’re a fan of the Coen brothers, or like their style, by all means, see it. Continue reading »

Burn After Reading – A Movie Review

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Jan 032009
 

burnafterreading_poster2.jpgAn ousted CIA official’s memoir accidentally falls into the hands of two unwise gym employees intent on exploiting their find.

Genres: Comedy and Crime/Gangster; Running Time: 1 hr. 35 min.; Release Date: September 12th, 2008 (wide); MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence.

Cast: George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Brad Pitt
Written, Produced and Directed: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

I wasn’t sure it would be as good as he thought/ In the end I am so glad we went. This is a very good dark comedy. The story is all over the place, yet the Coen brothers find a way to bring it all together at the end. This movie contains great acting including superb performances by Brad Pitt and John Malkovich. Viewers that do not enjoy dark comedies or movies that do not follow linear plots will not enjoy this movie.I thought the acting was excellent and the storyline was unexpected and fresh! I would even go see this one again!

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