Bad Times at the El Royale

Taking place in the late 1960s, an aging priest suffering from early signs of dementia (Jeff Bridges), a struggling female singer (Cynthia Erivo), a salesman (Jon Hamm), and a unfriendly/sarcastic young women (Dakota Johnson), all arrive by chance on the same day at Lake Tahoe’s “El Royale,” a rundown motel operated by a troubled staff… Continue reading Bad Times at the El Royale

Hell or High Water

Always use suspicion whenever a film is critically acclaimed BEFORE it is released, but this time it’s deserving. A modern day western that is as much about the coming changes in this millennium as Peckinpah’s Ride the High Country was about the 19th century confronting the impending end of the Old West! Jeff Bridges is the soon-to-be retiring… Continue reading Hell or High Water

The Giver

The dazed stupor of the hysterical do-gooders who foster racism while calling for censorship disguised as fair play find the fruits of their labor realized in director Phillip Noyce’s adaptation of Lois Lowry’s 1993 children’s classic, The Giver. After the Ruin, boundaries were set to achieve “true equality” that hinged on “precise” language and curfews.… Continue reading The Giver