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All the money in the world

Greed is good so said Gordon Gecko. Take that to another level with J.Paul Getty, (Christopher Plummer) once the richest man who had ever lived. Now add in a level of frugal, which defies belief of someone that rich, a man who cares more about his artwork than paying the ransom for his own Grandson who in July 1973 in a Rome Piazza has been by kidnapped by an Italian crime mob. Continue reading All the money in the world

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Mildred (Frances McDormand) is fed up, her daughters murder has gone unsolved and she takes a somewhat unusual step to get the attention of the local Police Chief (Woody Harrelson). She rents out three billboards on a practically deserted road with slogans that certainly will get the Police Department riled up. Continue reading Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Arrival

I like these Alien encounter movies, one of my favorite movies ever is ‘Contact’, the Jodie Foster led 1997 Blockbuster from the book by the great Carl Sagan. Arrival lives up to those standards. Louise (Amy Adams) is an expert Linguist living a life of a college professor when the military come calling; Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker) needs her language skills when 12 Alien spacecraft land on Earth. Continue reading Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

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Mel Gibson is back. He may have gone on a Jewish rant and called a policewoman ‘sugar tits’ but hey, forgiveness is good for the soul. Would you believe the Australian Government (tax incentives) and Hollywood, that town of virtue has forgotten past sins or more likely seen this movie as a potential moneymaker and welcomed ‘our’ Aussie larrikin back into the fold.  Continue reading Hacksaw Ridge