YESTERDAY – Review by Diana Saenger

As a Baby Boomer I really enjoyed hearing all the Beatles songs that took me back to many places and many unforgettable memories. I hope some of the younger generation will see the movie; and I’m sure they will like the songs that have never stopped showing up across the world for many years. They will also like Himesh Patel as Jack. His singing is so well done when he faces a field of thousands of screaming fans.

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ROCKETMAN – Review by Diana Saenger

Filmmakers couldn’t have found a better actor than Taron Egerton to play Elton John in Rocketman. Even before critics were invited into the theater, a buzz of anxiety whirled through the lobby. Chatter inside the theater turned into a screaming and clapping audience eager to become invested in the story.. For me, Rocketman is a bit of history, a ton of laughs — and a terrific musical.

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THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM – Review by Diana Saenger

Many people have plans or ideas about what they would love to do. Seldom do those dreams come true. But that’s not the case with John Chester and his wife Molly as this intriguing documentary unveils.

They picked a spot, 200 acres of land in Ventura County, California to start their farm and named it Apricot Lane Farms. They based their plan on farms from early days and begin to gather about 200 animals that would be part of the farm once it’s completed as they imagine.

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ON THE BASIS OF SEX – Review by Diana Saenger

On the Basis of Sex, written by Daniel Stiepleman and directed by Mimi Leder is intriguing and the cast of Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Kathy Bates, Justin Theroux, and Sam Waterson really bring this story to life. The film is an inspiring drama and already gaining award nominations. I really enjoyed learning about this true story and how hard Ruth worked for women’s rights and is a must see!

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INDIVISIBLE – Review by Diana Saenger

In this true docudrama the Turner Family; Father, Mother and three children are among others just like them in our country that go beyond a normal life to pave a better road of happiness and well-being. Darren Turner (portrayed by Justin Brening) not only signed up with the Army to fight at Bagdad in Iraq, but also went to a Seminary to be commissioned as a Chaplain.

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SPOTLIGHT August 2017: Kathryn Bigelow, Auteur, Oscar Winner, Director of DETROIT

bigelow head 2Although she’s said she prefers to be considered a ‘director’ rather than a ‘female director,’ Kathryn Bigelow consistently shatters the movie industry’s gender-based barriers. Her name is associated with a roster of ‘first and/or only woman to win…’ accomplishments. And, now, there’s Detroit. Continue reading…

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