Saturday, March 8, 2014
A wealthy, liberal couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is black.
A dodgy topic is handled with the utmost care and taste and an underchallenged cast and has dated quite badly by now.
Halliwell**: "The problem picture that isn't really, since everyone is so nice and the prospective bridegroom is so eligible. It looks like a photographer play, but isn't based on one; the set is unconvincing; but the acting is a dream."
Maltin***: "Glossy tale...Fluff is given strength by Oscar-winning Hepburn and Tracy in his last film appearance."
Friday, March 7, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians.
Good documentary with some surprises (the music choices!), heart-rending scenes and a few insights what it can be like to grow old.
Maltin***: "Proving that age is all about attitude and a desire for "Staying Alive" (one of the highlighted tunes), this moving film captures moments of glory and sorrow as these lively subjects rehearse their remarkable show."