Mr. Homes

Sir Ian McKellan’s (Gandalf) performance as an aging Sherlock is a brilliant, subtle, graceful and vital performance of a man struggling to grow as a person in the twilight of his life, and learning, painfully, the value of listening to the heart and not just the head. The subtle difference between the 60’ish and the 90’ish detective is truly a master at his craft.
If you are a fan of Sherlock Homes, you will enjoy this look at his later years.

Love and Mercy

Must Go
An awesome, unorthodox biopic that takes risks with form and narrative, has strong performances, script, cinematography, and of course, an amazing soundtrack. It will expose young people to the brilliance of Wilson’s music and give older fans an insight into why Wilson is the poster boy for using creativity as an escape and an outlet from the pain of life and mental illness.
I thought it would be another musical biopic like “Walk the Line” or “Ray”. It’s nothing like those movies. This is the most intense, in-depth, and soulful look at the fragility of the creative mind since “All That Jazz”. “All That Jazz” is the best film ever made about choreography and dance, this is the best film ever made about rock ‘n roll. Dark, often depressing, but also exhilarating, “Love & Mercy”, like “All That Jazz”, captures the sense of loneliness and despair many creative geniuses suffer. And when the music starts, it’s cool, loud, and breathtaking.
The film provides rare insights into mental illness and shines a light on the need for the families and friends of such patients to remain active and attentive regarding their loved one’s care. Beach Boys fans, and really, all music fans, will enjoy seeing the creative process behind one of the most important influences in the history of American popular music.


“When I started out, people said a woman could never rob a bank as well as a man. Well, times have changed.” Scarlett Overkill. This is 1968 and the minions are at Villain Con.
Minions isn’t as great a story as Despicable Me, but it’s definitely a lot of fun. You will laugh out loud.

The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

“Things are what they are, and whatever will be, will be.”
“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”
Centenarian Allan Karlsson (Robert Gustafsson) escapes from his old-age home just before his birthday celebration. He quickly ends up getting involved in a drug-money adventure, sought by both police and criminals. Will Allan be able to keep the money? More relevantly, does he even want it?
An unexpectedly great movie ala Forrest Gump. I wasn’t anticipating much from this Swedish independent, but was laughing all the way through. Fast paced and written with wry deadpan humor.
If you like to be surprised and entertained, I cannot really think of anyone that wouldn’t enjoy watching this. Find it. Watch it. Enjoy!