THE HOLDOVERS = Director Alexander Payne brings this 1970’s flick to us with every nuance and detail of the decade. This is the story of teacher Paul Hunham … masterfully portrayed by Paul Giamatti. Nobody likes him, no students or faculty and he finds himself supervising students unable to journey home. One of the holdovers is a trouble-making 15-year old. This is where the story really begins. The pair forms a bond of understanding, caring and nurturing. This is a quiet film with excellent performances. More of a performance piece from the heart.
THE MARVELS = Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from a tyrant who has taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But, Captain Marvel finds herself shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe. Brie Larson is back in the lead role, Samuel L. Jackson is Nick Fury. If you’re keeping score, this is the 33rd film in the MCU-Marvel Cinematic Universe and marks Jackson’s 15th turn in the MCU. I’m little bit “over” the superhero movies. I want fewer and better releases from these worlds. THE MARVELS is definitely a good one for the ‘tween crowd. Of course, if you’re a Marvel fan, you’ll love it more than likely.