THE AGE OF ADALINE (2015)
A film that is part romance, science fiction and fantasy that was brought together with a wholly believable script by J. Mills Goodloe and Salvatore Paskowitz and a wonderful lead performance by Blake Lively. Normally I would not buy a story this far fetched, but it is so well rendered in it’s writing and acting that I fully believed what was happening on screen. I should also mention that the performances by Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford and the wonderful Ellen Burstyn only
WOMAN IN GOLD (2015)
This film told the true story of Maria Altmann, who with the help of a young lawyer friend takes the Austrian government to court to regain family possessions, namely five Gustav Klimt paintings stolen by the Nazis sixty years before. It’s a thrilling story that balances action that happened sixty years prior with the present day story. What was remarkable about this film is that I remember the story as it happened here in So. Calif. and even went to the Los Angeles County Mu
THE LONGEST RIDE (2015)
This film based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks is actually two stories that interweave their dramas just beautifully to express the true meaning of love. Perhaps a bit old fashioned but completely satisfying with wonderful performances by Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Alan Alda, Oona Chaplin (Charlie Chaplin’s granddaughter), Jack Huston and Lolita Davidovich. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie who’s script was written by Craig Bolotin and directed by George Tillman Jr.