Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “It’s theoretically possible in the same way as a manned mission to Mars is theoretically possible.” A fabulously wealthy sheikh wants to bring salmon fishing to the desert of Yemen. On the surface, it seems an implausible project. But the British prime minister’s office was looking for a good news story involving Britain and […]

Take This Waltz

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{4.5/5} “You seem restless, in a kind of permanent way.” Margot meets Daniel on a business trip. Although she’s happily married to Lou, they form a connection. When they get home they discover that they live very close to each other. Margot is tempted to have an affair with Daniel, but is that what she […]

Pride and Prejudice

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{5/5} “Oh, my goodness. Everybody behave naturally.” Mrs. Bennet is doing her best to marry off her five daughters to the richest men possible. Things are looking good for Jane, her eldest daughter, who has caught the eye of wealthy Mr. Bingley. Elizabeth has some interaction with Bingley’s friend Mr. Darcy, but he seems arrogant […]

Before Sunrise

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{4/5} “Think of it like this: jump ahead, ten, twenty years, okay, and you’re married. Only your marriage doesn’t have that same energy that it used to have, y’know. You start to blame your husband. You start to think about all those guys you’ve met in your life and what might have happened if you’d […]

Playing By Heart

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{4.5/5} “Talking about love is like dancing about architecture.” Paul and Hannah have been married a long time. Paul just found out he has a brain tumour — he doesn’t want to talk about it, and there are other things he doesn’t want to talk about either. Joan and Keenan just met but they like […]

One Day

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{5/5} “If I could give you just one gift, do you know what it would be? Confidence. That or a scented candle.” Emma and Dexter went to the same school and ran into each other a few times. On graduation day they almost get together but decide to be friends. Dexter attains fame and fortune […]

Random Hearts

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{4/5} “What’s the last thing that you can remember about your husband that you know to be true?” Random Hearts, released in 1999 It’s only on rare occasions now that I will watch a movie that’s on TV, with my viewing interrupted by commercials — this is one of those occasions. This was my second time […]

Barney’s Version

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{5/5} “I’m just gonna keep talking here, ’cause I’m afraid that if I stop there’s gonna be a pause or a break and you’re gonna say ‘It’s getting late’ or ‘I should get going’, and I’m not ready for that to happen. I don’t want that to happen. Ever.” Barney’s Version, released in 2010 Barney […]

Midnight in Paris

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{4/5} “You’ve been wondering why I’ve been acting strange all day… You’re about to find out and you’re going to wonder why I wasn’t acting more strange, when you find out.” Midnight in Paris, released in 2011 Gil is a successful movie writer but he’d really like to be a novelist. His fiancee Inez would […]

Movies

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

I watch a fair number of movies. Most I watch at home and once in a while I’ll see one in the theatre. If you read my post from yesterday you won’t be surprised that I have a particular interest in science fiction and fantasy movies. And yes, there are lists for those on the […]