Review: “Queen of the Desert”

“Queen of the Desert” – “I doubt there is anyone in the world as happy as I am now.” – Gertrude Bell (Nicole Kidman) Gertrude Bell was a pioneer, an explorer during the turn of the 20th Century, a time when women were generally not pioneers or explorers.  Gertrude’s circumstance is even more unique, because [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:04:26-07:00April 7th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “A United Kingdom”

“A United Kingdom” – Effective love stories stir emotion.  Effective historical dramas help enlighten. In a recent interview, David Oyelowo (“Selma” (2014), “A Most Violent Year” (2014)) said that after reading the book “Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Khama and His Nation”, he wanted to play Seretse Khama on the big screen and then [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:05:04-07:00February 17th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Loving”

“Loving” – “Your blood doesn’t know what it wants to be.” In 1958, Sheriff Brooks (Marton Csokas) utters these words to Virginia bricklayer Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton), because he, a white man, married Mildred (Ruth Negga), a black woman.  In that place and at that time, interracial marriages were illegal.  In 2016, Virginia’s old state [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:06:06-07:00November 11th, 2016|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments