If you can stave off the initial boredom, the plot takes off like a rocket for the film’s second half.
CAST: Judi Dench
The owner and tenants of a retirement community in India look to expand in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. 2012’s The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel followed the travels of Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) as he struggled to turn his run-down Indian hotel into a profitable retirement option for European seniors looking to stretch their […]
A elderly woman and a stodgy former government adviser join forces to track down the son she gave up for adoption years before in Philomena. In the 1950s, a young woman in Ireland let herself experience a moment of carnal joy, only to find herself pregnant, alone and ostracized. Social tenets of the day drove Philomena Lee (Judi […]
We’re now celebrating 50 years of James Bond films and the latest installment is Skyfall. This entirely new story (that is one not written by Bond creator Ian Fleming) is the second such endeavor with the first effort being the extremely lackluster Quantum of Solace. This iteration came with a litany of glowing reviews but […]
Thankfully I got a chance on Saturday to catch the art house film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Here’s a film that boasts a bevy of European and Asian heavyweights that seemed too good to be true. The story involves several retiring Brits who, due to varied circumstances, are either drawn-to, or driven to retire in a […]
A newly elevated British secret agent embarks on his first mission as 007 in Casino Royale. The latest film in the James Bond canon returns to its roots with a bang and, I must say, I was very impressed with the result. Daniel Craig does an excellent job. In fact, by the end of the movie I […]