Moving from past to present, this autobiopic tells the story of an Iranian American daughter & her mother coming to terms with each other.
Written and directed by Richard Curtis, who also wrote Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones’s Diary, Love Actually has much to recommend it, despite a couple of storylines of questionable taste. The film is book-ended by scenes of arrivals and departures at London’s Heathrow Airport, as we hear a narrator state …
Writer-director Celine Song leaves the fantasy world of The Wheel of Time, which she scripted, to give us a heart-warming story set in the present world of the romantic, yet pragmatic. Divided into three parts, hers is a spiritual film, though that of Buddhism rather than Christianity. It is infused with such wisdom and restraint …
I have enjoyed most of Wes Anderson’s droll comedies, especially Moonrise Kingdom and Isle of Dogs. This time his satirical tale set in the desert town of Asteroid City, Population 87, left me a bit cold and nonplussed. Its hero is a husband grieving over the recent loss of his wife and his inability to …
An ordinary white man and a mixed blood woman’s marriage leads to the Supreme Court case that struck down Virginia’s miscegenation law.
A boy from the lower class & an upper class girl fall in love on the ill-fated maiden cruise of the Titanic.
A spectacular adventure film with two Indian heroes, at times friends, then enemies, fighting against the British Raj for justice & freedom.
A female narratologist in Istanbul is wooed by the Djinn in a bottle she has purchased, he hoping she will set him free by making 3 wishes, but when she refuses, he tells her stories of his past to convince her.
An LGBTQ+ version of star crossed gay lovers, set in mid-70s Soviet-occupied Estonia based on a true story.
The true story of how a profane boxer joined the Catholic Church because of a girl & after a crash was called to be a priest, persisting even when struck by a disease.