Category Archives: Movie Reviews

Reviews of movies.

McClintock!

Of all the Hollywood duos I ever saw onscreen, I think I enjoyed watching John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara most. John Wayne I already knew from several Westerns. He reminded me strongly of my father, though I would not exchange … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s Persuasion

I enjoy the version of Pride and Prejudice where Colin Firth plays Mr. Darcy, and there are two versions of Sense and Sensibility which I appreciate. I do not know who plays who in my version of Emma, but I … Continue reading

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Captain America: Civil War – Vision

Sometime back I was watching Captain America: Civil War – again. During this viewing I noticed something very interesting and rather disturbing. At the beginning of the movie, as the battle in Lagos ends, we watch Crossbones blow up three … Continue reading

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Secondhand Lions

Secondhand Lions is a great movie starring Robert Duvall, Michael Caine, and Haley Joel Osment.  The film takes place mostly in the late fifties or early sixties.  Osment plays Walter, a young boy who lives with his mother.  Walter’s mother … Continue reading

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Captain America: Civil War – Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow

There is very little in the Black Widow’s life that is straightforward.  While competent and practical, Natasha has not always made the right decision in every situation.  This is normal enough; everyone makes mistakes.  It is part of being human. … Continue reading

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Captain America: Civil War – James “Rhodey” Rhodes/War Machine

“Why do you hate War Machine so much?” “I don’t hate him. He just doesn’t interest me. Why do you like him?” “His armor’s got more guns than a military base. What’s not to like about that?” This is a … Continue reading

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Captain America: Civil War – The Honorable Mentions

I do not know which Marvel movies I will be watching before Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel appear in theaters, readers. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 looks promising, as does the Black Panther film. The third installment in … Continue reading

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