Saturday, January 2, 2016

Quickies: January 2016

My Old Lady (2014) ✭✭✭
Amazon Prime

First and third acts are very good, but the middle descends into garment rending hysteria as Kevin Kline, Kristen Scott Thomas and Maggie Smith each get their chance to scenery chew. Worth it for great shots of Paris and Dominique Pinon in a supporting role.

Tout pour plaire (2005) ✭✭

French chick-flick that I remember absolutely nothing about. Nada. Zilch. Bupkis. I guess it's about three competitive women friends looking for love. That's what these movies are always about.

A Little Chaos (2014) ✭✭
Netflix Blu

Alan Rickman directs but only seems interested in the scenes he is in. All about Winslet designing a garden in Versailles but a hard rain ruins some of it.  Such problems. In a few years these people will have their heads chopped off and good riddance.

1 comment:

Deborah Lawrenson said...

Happy New Year, David - and here's to many happy hours watching great movies!

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