Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Murder on the Orient Express, The Learning Tree, Finding Oscar, The Leopard Man, & Loving Vincent

Just another selection of random movies I've finally got around to seeing. A-¬†Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Grand Lake Theatre Much better than the stagey 1974 version, and a whole lot more fun - even if it does take considerable liberties with period details and basic plausibility. Director and star Kenneth Branagh turns Hercule … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Murder on the Orient Express, The Learning Tree, Finding Oscar, The Leopard Man, & Loving Vincent

The Divine Order: Women’s suffrage finally comes to small-town Switzerland

B+ Historical drama Written and directed by Petra Biondina Volpe Switzerland fought women's suffrage longer than other western democracies. Women didn't get to vote in that tiny country until 1971, and they had to wait another twenty years before they could vote in all elections. This feel-good drama about that struggle places the fight not … Continue reading The Divine Order: Women’s suffrage finally comes to small-town Switzerland

Sexual Abuse: The filmgoer’s Dilemma

Sexual predators in the movie business (and elsewhere) are finally getting the attention they deserve‚Ķas opposed to the attention they want. The Harvey Weinstein scandal has punched a hole in the culture and let some light in. For the moment at least, the entertainment industry isn't safe for sexual predators. In addition to Weinstein, Kevin … Continue reading Sexual Abuse: The filmgoer’s Dilemma