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I’m finding it harder and harder to watch movies about the Holocaust and I can’t bear to watch anything bad happen to animals so, in theory, The Zookeeper’s Wife should not be a movie I’d want to see.
But I love Jessica Chastain, I adore animals and I’m finding it more important than ever to learn as much as possible about the Holocaust.
With too many similarities happening today, I wish everyone would see The Zookeeper’s Wife, which is based on the true story of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Jan, who oversaw the Warsaw Zoo and who hid hundreds of Jews during the Holocaust.
It is an astonishing story of heroism and proof that every person has the power to make a difference in the world. [Read more…]
Although I’m going to write 399 more, there’s really only one word you need to know about Beauty and the Beast, and that’s “magical.”
Watching the new live action version of the Disney animated classic in IMAX was one of the most enjoyable and deeply satisfying theater experiences I’ve had in a long time. There were so many times I wanted to burst into applause. Or tears. Or simply with joy.
The movie is just magical. [Read more…]
It feels appropriate to end my 2016 movie reviews with Weiner, don’t you think?
This has been a year of crushing disappointments in both politics and male behavior, and Weiner is the perfect representation of both. [Read more…]
Sorry, Amy Adams, Emma Stone and Emily Blunt, but this year’s Academy Award for Best Actress is pretty much guaranteed to go to Natalie Portman for her stunning portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie.
Not only does she channel the First Lady’s look, mannerisms and, oh, that distinctive voice, but she transforms herself into a woman we all thought we knew so well and reveals a whole other side of her. Her performance is haunting. [Read more…]
Arrival seems like a fitting movie for this election season, and I couldn’t help wishing it had been released before we voted so people could have seen the importance of having a strong, smart woman in charge.
But I digress. [Read more…]
I admit a serial killer on the loose is an odd choice for a musical — which is one of the reasons I was absolutely riveted by London Road.
Based on a British stage play about a real-life crime, the movie version of London Road is vibrant theatre in its own right. [Read more…]
There is something about The Light Between Oceans that just makes me sob. I cried at the end of the book, and I cried at the end of the movie. And, oh, I’m talking the ugly cry, with tears running down my cheeks and salting my popcorn.
In other words, I loved it. [Read more…]
It’s hard to beat a cast that includes Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts and Jason Sudeikis.
Mother’s Day, released this week on Blu-ray + Digital HD, not only boasts those A-listers but is directed by the late Garry Marshall, who directed some of my favorite movies, including Pretty Woman, Overboard and Runaway Bride.
I’m thrilled to be giving away half a dozen copies of Mother’s Day, which looks adorable. [Read more…]
As any child can tell you, Disney is synonymous with magic.
This documentary proves that without a doubt, as it tells the story of Owen Suskind, who was diagnosed with autism at age three and who found a way to communicate and cope by watching Disney movies. [Read more…]