What should teenagers, other single people, and even married couples do when they are shocked by unexpected pregnancies? ‘I Lived on Parker Avenue’ shows the beauty and happiness of the adoption option.
‘Phantom Thread’ has played to such rave reviews that I am loathe to dissent, but I found the main characters so morally repellent that I could not enjoy myself despite the movie’s production qualities.
‘Darkest Hour’ is nominated for six Academy Awards and it is a masterpiece because had Churchill opened talks with Hitler, morale would have collapsed, Germany would have won the war, and this movie shows how close he came.
The ‘I, Tonya’ biopic of figure skating star Tonya Harding leaves truth of her involvement in attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan in doubt. Allison Janney plays Tonya’s mother, she is superb and nominated for an Oscar.
With a provocative story, a skilled cast, and the beautiful interiors and streetscapes of New York City, the film sounds like it’s worth a summer’s afternoon spent in air conditioning — so long as you don’t think too hard about it.
The story follows the Caldwell brothers as they attempt to fulfill their mother’s dying wish that they seek out and reconcile with their estranged, abusive father. On the way, they fall into his old bad habits themselves.