TTN at the Movies in February!!
February 25, 2019The February Film group discussion was hosted by Miriam Baker who served a delicious dinner in her lovely Ft. Lee home.
Snow disrupted our attempts to have our own Academy Awards balloting prior to the ceremony but didn’t stop us from having a great rehash – the surprises (Green Book and not Roma or Bohemian Rhapsody), the disappointments (Glenn Close), the gowns (too many to list ), and the steamy GaGA/Cooper duet – a favorite of almost everyone!. It was great to see that all of the nominated films had been recommended viewing for our group!
Our films last month – “If Beale Street Could Talk” – mixed reviews – a “gentle love story,” “not realistic,” “too simplistic”, good performance by Regina King
6 were , 1 was , and 1 was (aka “OK)
“Vice” – pretty well-liked – the transformation of Christian Bale to Dick Chaney was amazing – “informative,” “learned a lot about Lynne Chaney,” “scary how he manipulated and subverted the political system and the government” – 5 were , 3 were
“On the Basis of Sex” – lukewarm reaction – “documentary was better,” “why did they even make this film,” “who wants to see RBG in a sex scene,” it trivialized her,” had value for younger women to see where women were in the 1950’s and her inability to get a job despite her stellar credentials - 4 were , 6 were