The Old Man: VII Season 1, Ep 7
Chase is forced to face the consequences for his past choices. Harper learns an impossible truth. [more inside]
The Old Man: VI Season 1, Ep 6
Chase and Zoe enter the lion's den; as Harper ends one partnership, another begins.
The Old Man: V Season 1, Ep 5
Chase and Harper face decisive tests; Zoe finds a new path forward as old stories resurface.
The Old Man: IV Season 1, Ep 4
Both Chase and Harper try to move forward with their plans, but their choices backfire.
The Old Man: III Season 1, Ep 3
Forced to flee, Chase finally tells Zoe the truth about his past, but it might be too late.
The Old Man: II Season 1, Ep 2
Chase finds a temporary hideout, but Harold Harper and the authorities are still after him. [more inside]
The Old Man: I Season 1, Ep 1
A former CIA officer, who's living off the grid, finds himself on the run from people who want to kill him. Starring Jeff Bridges (whose cancer and subsequent life-threatening bout with COVID shut down production for a long time), John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman, and Alia Shawkat, and airing on FX in the US. [more inside]
A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger. The best of movies based on John Grisham's legal thrillers (in my opinion). The last film from Alan J. Pakula before his death (And similar to his earlier Paranoia trilogy, Klute, Parallax View and All the President's Men). Memorable Pelican theme by James Horner. Terrific cast. Love this.
Louis Creed, his wife Rachel and their two children Gage and Ellie move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie 'Pet Sematary' located nearby. After the tragedy of their cat being killed by a truck, Louis resorts to burying it in the mysterious pet cemetery, which is definitely not as it seems, as it proves to the Creeds that sometimes dead is better.
Salma Hayek faces John Lithgow. The earhly, spiritual hired help vs. the crass, lion-hunting billionaire. Neunced and subtle one set play in a minor key. Shot before the election.
The Crown: Gloriana Season 1, Ep 10
Margaret and Peter are reunited, but another obstacle stands in their way. Elizabeth is torn between her duty as Queen and her love for her sister. (Season finale) [more inside]
The Crown: Assassins Season 1, Ep 9
As tensions with Philip increase, Elizabeth spends time with her old friend Porchey. Churchill's portrait is painted for his 80th birthday. [more inside]
The Crown: Scientia Potentia Est Season 1, Ep 7
As the Soviets test the H-bomb, both Churchill and Eden have major health crises. Angry about her inadequate education, Elizabeth hires a tutor. [more inside]
The Crown: Gelignite Season 1, Ep 6
Margaret and Peter come to Elizabeth with a request. With a royal scandal about to break in the newspapers, the Queen Mother intervenes.
The Crown: Smoke and Mirrors Season 1, Ep 5
Elizabeth rejects protocol by appointing Phillip to coordinate her coronation, but his ideas create conflict. The Duke of Windsor returns to London. [more inside]
The Crown: Act of God Season 1, Ep 4
When dense fog cripples London for days and creates a serious health hazard, Churchill's inaction leaves him vulnerable to his political enemies.
The Crown: Windsor Season 1, Ep 3
With Elizabeth in a new role, Phillip tries to assert some power. Churchill wants to delay the coronation. King George's disgraced brother arrives. [more inside]
The Crown: Hyde Park Corner Season 1, Ep 2
With King George too ill to travel, Elizabeth and Philip embark on a four-continent Commonwealth tour. Party leaders attempt to undermine Churchill. [more inside]
The Crown: Wolferton Splash Season 1, Ep 1
A young Princess Elizabeth marries Prince Phillip. As King George VI's health worsens, Winston Churchill is elected prime minister for the second time. [more inside]
Cult film club: Neurosurgeon/rock musician/physicist Buckaroo Banzai (pre-"Robocop" Peter Weller) meets a troubled girl (Ellen Barkin) at a club in New Jersey. Emilio Lizardo (John Lithgow) just wants to go home, assisted by his bickering hench-aliens (the sublime trio of Dan Hedaya, Christopher Lloyd, and Vincent Schiavelli). Buckaroo and the Hong Kong Cavaliers (Jeff Goldblum, Lewis Smith, Robert Ito, et al.) discover that Orson Welles was telling the truth all along. [more inside]
The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered for his comedy on The Goon Show (radio), as Inspector Clouseau from the Pink Panther movies, comedy records, and much more. [more inside]
John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, settling into old age and comfortable in their decades-long partnership, are forced into couch surfing by economics and homophobia. The upheaval this causes them and their community is explored with gentle humor and compassion.