White Bird: A Wonder Story Trailer

Movie Trailer for White Bird: A Wonder Story.”

 

Directed by: Marc Forster

Screenplay by: Mark Bomback

Based on the Book by: R.J. Palacio

Starring: Ariella Glaser, Orlando Schwerdt, Bryce Gheisar, with Gillian Anderson and Helen Mirren

Genres: Biography, Drama, War
Rated: Not Yet Rated

Produced by: Todd Lieberman, p.g.a., David Hoberman, p.g.a., R.J. Palacio

Distributed by: Lionsgate

 

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ELVIS Movie Review

If you’re hoping for expanded details about the “King of Rock n’ Roll” in this biopic, they’re here. When you hear the name Elvis Presley, outside of the songs he courted us with, you can’t help but think of the loud outfits, big belt buckles, the mismanaged movie career and his fondness for karate. Baz Luhrmann’s usual glitz and flash are all over “Elvis” because that’s who the singer was.
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Good Luck to You, Leo Grande Movie Review

Nancy Stokes is a 55-year-old widow played believably by 63-year-old, two-time Academy Award winner, Emma Thompson. Leo Grande is played by Daryl McCormack from “Peaky Blinders.” Thompson looks fabulous and is remarkable in the part while he, perhaps surprisingly from someone so new to the business, holds his own with a gifted actor who has been performing longer than McCormack has been alive. ​
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Don’t Make Me Go Trailer

This summer, from Amazon Prime, comes a sincere and honest father and daughter story.

 

Directed by: Hannah Marks
Written by: Vera Herbert
Starring: John Cho, Mia Isaac, Mitchell Hope, Jemaine Clement, Stefania LaVie Owen, Kaya Scodelario
Produced by: Donald De Line, Leah Holzer, Peter Saraf

 

Rated: R
Run Time: 1h 49m
Genre: Drama

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Montana Story Film Review

Directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel use as their backdrop in “Montana Story” the idyllic, monumental beauty of the mountains in Montana themselves. Montana is also known as “Big Sky Country.” Here you’ll see why. In the film, they’re snow covered and absolutely gorgeous.

The picturesque beauty of the land that surrounds a ranch home where, inside, lies an ailing and incapacitated father is very different from the ugliness that has happened inside the home. However, what is now and has always gone on inside is in complete contrast to what is going on inside the home now.

 

Cal, played by Owen Teague, makes his way back to the ranch where he grew up. He’s there to handle the business that takes place when death comes knocking. His father is brain dead from a terrible stroke and is under hospice care. Ace, played by Gilbert Owuor, is the nurse who takes cares for the patient. He attends to the needs of the body, essentially. Outside of his incoherent patient, he’s alone so he likes to puzzle to keep himself from being too bored. The man in the hospital bed is getting worse when suddenly Ace has two other people in the house. It’s a nice change but signals the end is near.

 

Erin (played by Haley Lu Richardson), who left years before Cal did, wanders in. This is something Cal did not, for good reason, expect to see. She mentions that her abusive father looks as if he’s sleeping but is assured he won’t be waking up. His brain is badly damaged and now only functions enough to keep his body running. At this point, if he didn’t have needles in his arms and a tube down his windpipe, he simply wouldn’t be. As Erin looks down at him, she doesn’t understand the strange bit of pity she feels.

She and Cal go to the barn to visit with the old horse, Mr. T, she left behind. He’s now full of arthritis and there’s no one available to properly care for him so Cal has arranged to have him put down. This will not do. When things got hard in life, she always had her friend Mr. T. Seeing him again makes her realize she still needs him and decides then and there to arrange getting him to her home in upstate New York. This leads the brother and sister to begin a discussion about where they’ve been the last few years and what made them leave one another for greener pastures; especially Erin.

 

The movie is rather slow in the beginning. The first half drags on slowly, feeling very melodramatic, but when it finds its feet, it becomes an exceptional tale of two siblings who can get over the past if they’ll only approach the subject. What’s good, but also what makes it a bit slow is that what the past holds isn’t revealed until much later. That works as both a good and a bad thing in my opinion. This is an unpredictable, thought-provoking, sentimental narrative with an exceptionally well picked cast of actors. I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of them soon.

 

“Montana Story” is being released theatrically from Bleecker Street.

Montana Story

 

Written & Directed by: Scott McGehee and David Siegel

Starring: Haley Lu Richardson, Owen Teague, Gilbert Owuor, Kimberly Guerrero, Asivak Koostachin, Eugene Brave Rock, Rob Story, John Ludin and Kate Britton

Rated: R

Run Time: 1h 53min

Genre: Drama

Produced by: Scott McGehee, David Siegel, Gilbert Owuor, Jennifer Roth

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Three Thousand Years of Longing Official Trailer

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures presents

in association with FilmNation Entertainment, Elevate Production Finance, and Sunac

A Kennedy Miller Mitchell Production

A George Miller Film

 

“THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING”

 

What would you wish for?

 

 

Directed by: George Miller

Written by: George Miller and Augusta Gore

Based upon: The short story “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye” by A.S. Byatt

Music by: Tom Holkenborg

Starring: Idris Elba, Tilda Swinton

Rated: R
Run Time: 1h 48m
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

 

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