Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Logan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Great Ziegfeld, Cavalcade

A few months ago, I realized that I'd seen all but five Best Picture Oscar winners - three of them from the 1930s. So I set out to see all five. I saw Mrs. Miniver and Cimarron in FilmStruck's last weeks. Thanks to Netflix DVD, I recently saw the last two Oscar winners of the … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Logan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Great Ziegfeld, Cavalcade

Destroyer: Nicole Kidman as one tough dame

B+ Crime thriller Written by Fred Berger, Phil Hay, & Matt Manfredi Directed by Karyn Kusama Crime and grime penetrate Los Angeles in this very dark noir. The deeply dense plot works mostly as a structure for presenting atmosphere and character. But then, in the last few minutes, that plot suddenly becomes clear and everything … Continue reading Destroyer: Nicole Kidman as one tough dame