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  • The Danish Girl

    The Danish Girl

    ★★★

    Inspired by the true story of Danish painters Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener, The Danish Girl features English actor Eddie Redmayne as Elbe, commonly recognized as the first sex-change recipient (with a first surgery in 1930). Lili lives the first few decades of her life as a man named Einar Wegener, and marries Gerda (Alicia Vikander) in what appears a happy and fully functional marriage. About six years into their marriage, Elbe begins to show a desire to dress and…

  • Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange

    ★★★★

    Based on the eponymous Marvel franchise, Dr. Strange tells the story of the arrogant and talented surgeon Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) who, after a career-ending car accident, leaves society in search of a cutting edge solution for his physical difficulties. He travels to Nepal (where else?) where he encounters The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) and her school of wizards and librarians (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, others) who believe themselves to be keeping the world safe from spiritual foes. Initially Strange…

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  • It! The Terror from Beyond Space

    It! The Terror from Beyond Space

    ★★★½

    I am going to be completely honest here and say I adore old black and white drive-in science fiction and horror. As long as the picture quality is good, I'll probably enjoy the hell out of it.

    Look - I never promised you a fair and balanced, scientifically-curated ethos here at BmovieBFFs!

    It! Terror from Beyond Space is a space adventure with a simple plot, featuring one of the iconic monsters of Paul Blaisdell - although probably not his best…

  • The Fly

    The Fly

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It's a shame most people know this story, know the punchline as it were - and have probably even seen images of some of the film's pivotal moments. But tonight I had the pleasure of sharing this gem with my children who really didn't know the story. They were riveted - and so was I.

    Beautiful colors, stylish presentation. A simple story with Twilight Zone overtones. The scientist who meets his demise is a nice enough guy - but scientific…