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  • The Mule

    The Mule

    ★★★

    Eastwood plays an elderly man who is shunned by his immediate family, but still sought out by his granddaughter. As an horiculturist, his house ends up being foreclosed because his business cannot compete with online convenience and providers. The film is enjoyable to pass the time.

    There is a lot of potential to connect to the main driver but the challenge is that we only get snippets over years long periods. If it was up to me, the DEA scenes…

  • Widows

    Widows

    ★★★½

    The film captivates you from the beginning. The early minutes do not reveal the direction the film is about to take, but it unravels it masterfully piece by piece. It balances well the dramatic elements of grief and the adrenaline tension of desperation. It is based on a book and a major drawback is that one can notice the jumps in storytelling that are taken to keep the running time within limits.

    Despite the drawbacks, it is worth a watch…

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  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow

    ★★★½

    A fun science fiction mix of Groundhog Day and alien movies. Cruise plays a military man in charge of the media department who suddenly finds himself labeled a traitor and sent to the front lines of the war against an alien invasion. Good humor and action throughout the film with provocative questions about identity, time and free will.

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★½

    Like most of the movies, it rises just high enough to entertain. It is a fun ending to the series. I think some become bitter because Marvel movies always under-perform to their potential, but many, as I have, just enjoy the entertainment value.