They Came Together

This movie received a not-so-spectacular 69% on Rotten Tomatoes, but I adored it. To get a sense of what it’s like, definitely skip the trailer and just watch sample scenes like the one above.

And there is a silver lining to these poor reviews: You can rent it on Amazon for only 99 cents! Do it.


Magic in the Moonlight

Yes, it’s already that time of year!

This is looking like a combination of Scoop and Midnight in Paris, so, I’m onboard. And I’m impressed by how the observatory scene appears to echo Manhattan without full-on copying it.

There could be less of an age difference, but I think Colin Firth can still swing “indeterminate”–should be an interesting production to say the least.

Hirokazu Koreeda’s Like Father, Like Son

When I first read about this Japanese film, the premise struck me as a bit of a stretch: Didn’t “switched at birth” movies die out 20 years ago? But, it turns out the movie’s full of touching moments–I  watched it on the plane and it’s stayed with me for weeks since.