CALL ME BY YOUR NAME - This is an award-winning gay, coming of age film and it was well-done.
OUR RANKING: 4 out of 5 Stars
PLOT: Elio, a 17-year-old Jewish-American-Italian youth, lives with his parents in rural Northern Italy. His father, a professor of archaeology, invites a 24-year-old Jewish-American graduate student, Oliver, to live with him and his family over the summer and help with his academic paperwork. Elio, an introspective bibliophile and musical prodigy, initially finds little in common with Oliver, who has a contrastingly carefree and exuberant personality. Elio resents having to give up his bedroom for Oliver for the duration of his stay. He spends much of the summer reading, playing piano, and hanging out with his girlfriend, Marzia. Oliver is meanwhile attracted to one of the local girls, much to Elio's annoyance.
Elio and Oliver begin a seductive courtship: they swim together, go for long walks into town, and accompany Elio's father on an archaeological trip. Elio begins a sexual relationship with Marzia and brags about it in front of Oliver to gauge his reaction, but nonetheless finds himself increasingly attracted to Oliver.
GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN - This is a 2017 British biographical drama film about the lives of Winnie-the-Pooh creator A. A. Milne and his family, especially his son Christopher Robin.
TOM'S RANKING 4 out of 5 Stars (Rob didn't watch it)
PLOT: Alan Alexander (A.A.) Milne – nicknamed "Blue" by his friends and family – and his wife Daphne had a son they named Christopher Robin Milne. A.A. suffered from PTSD from being in WW2. Reluctantly at first, A.A. takes his son along on walks in the woods and begins making up stories about the boy's adventures with the stuffed animals the parents have bought for him. Blue invites his illustrator friend Ernest to join them at the house, and together they begin to develop the Winnie-the-Pooh books.
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI - Episode VIII is a 2017 film written and directed by Rian Johnson. It is the second installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy and the eighth main installment of the Star Wars franchise, following Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).
ROB'S RANKING: 2 out of 5 Stars (Tom didn't watch it). WHY? The plot seemed really, really thin. There was a rebel group of space ships that were attacked by the evil empire and all but 1 was destroyed.
PLOT: It's all about getting that 1 ship to safety while a young woman wants to train to be a Jedi under an aged Luke Skywalker (who moved to a deserted island - which is actually on the coast of Ireland's Dingle Peninsula. we know that because we were vacationing in Ireland just after it was filmed there).
NOTE: It was Carrie Fisher's final film before she passed.
ROB'S RANKING 5 out of 5 Stars. (100 times better than those Avengers movies) Of course, I'm totally biased, as these are ALL of my favorite heroes. Every one of the actors did an Amazing job portraying the characters as they are from the comics.
PLOT: In Justice League, the superhero team, consisting of Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Flash (Miller), Aquaman (Momoa), and Cyborg (Fisher) forms to honor the memory of Superman (Cavill) and to save Earth from the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds) and his army of Parademons.
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