"We meet every month to discuss current movies. We usually exclude super-hero movies, but suggestions can include everything from romantic comedies to art-house films." New members can contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (781-629-3376) for the current list of films.
Recommended Films (revised)
Missing Link: From the studio that created Kubo and the Two Strings, comes this story of a Bigfoot-like character searching for his lost relatives in the Valley of Shangri-La. I’ve generally lost my taste for animation, but this one looks pretty good (thanks, Andrea, for your recommendation).
Long Shot: Starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron, this is not a typical “Seth Rogen stoner comedy”, although one critic does mention a “wild MDMA-filled night…” Most critics claim it’s a hilarious romantic/political comedy. I plan to see it in Danvers on a Tuesday. If I only spent $5 for the ticket, I wouldn’t mind as much if the critics were wrong.
Shadow: From famous Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou. The style is known as “wuxia”, an historical martial-arts genre--think Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon-- loosely based on actual events. As with most of his work, the production design is beautiful—much of it reminiscent of the look of Chinese calligraphy. Umbrellas also present a surprising element as weapons and in dance scenes. To get in the mood to see it, rent his famous earlier works: Raise the Red Lantern, Red Sorghum, House of Flying Daggers.
POMS : Diane Keaton moves to a retirement community. As the queen of meaningful living for older women, Keaton helps her neighbors form a cheerleading squad, proving that you're never too old to 'bring it!'. Don’t mean to be snarky—it’s really good to see more roles for older women.
Penguins: If you like penguins, you’ll like this too. A Disneynature film.
Ask Dr. Ruth: She’s almost 90 and still going strong. Dr. Ruth Westheimer is a Holocaust survivor, and America’s most famous sex therapist. In this documentary, she recounts her painful past, and details of her remarkable career.
Wild Nights with Emily: Dramatization of the little-known side of writer Emily Dickinson's life, in particular, her relationship with another woman. . Starring SNL’s Molly Shannon
Next meeting: Please look for addtional information re: date and time of our July meeting…