Movies I’d watch…

…but not in the suburbs?

Only in the Boston Metro area, I don’t go into the Boston Metro area.

After the Storm (2016)

Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother (Kirin Kiki) and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son (Taiyo Yoshizawa) – until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.

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Frantz (2016)

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé’s grave to lay flowers.

Kedi PosterKedi (2016)

In the city of Istanbul, its citizens have more than just the humans. There is also the stray domestic cats of the city who live free with an interesting relationship with the people themselves. This film follows a selection of individual cats as they live their own lives in Istanbul with their own distinctive personalities. However, with this vibrant population, is the reality of an ancient metropolis changing with the times that may have less of a place for them. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

The Islands and the Whales (2016)

In their remote home in the North Atlantic the Faroe Islanders have always eaten what nature could provide, proud to put local food on the table. The land yields little, so they have always relied on harvesting their seas. Hunting whales and seabirds kept them alive for generations, and gave them the way of life they love; a life they would pass on to their children. But today they face a grave threat to this tradition. It is not the controversy surrounding whaling that threatens the Faroese way of life; the danger is coming from the whales themselves. The Faroese are among the first to feel the affects of our ever more polluted oceans. They have discovered that their beloved whales are toxic, contaminated by the outside world. What once secured their survival now endangers their children and the Faroe Islanders must make a choice between health and tradition.

These sound like interesting movies, I’ll probably watch most of them on Netflicks some day.

What’s at the multiplex locally?; dreck…

Smurfs: The Lost Village

Going in Style

Ghost in the Shell (Ghost in the Shell 3D!)

The Boss Baby (The Boss Baby 3D???)

Beauty and the Beast

Kong: Skull Island (Kong: Skull Island 3D naturally )

All the local suburban multiplexes, with their many screens, advanced digital sound, and popcorn machines; all have the same movies at the same time.  And nothing interesting or original.  Dreck.

With one exception;

The Case for Christ PG 1 hour 52 minutes

In 1980, Lee Strobel’s award-winning, investigative reporting earns him a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Tribune.



About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the God-Emperor Donald. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
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3 Responses to Movies I’d watch…

  1. My first pickup for the town Senior Medical Van cancelled and left me with a couple of hours of unplanned free time this morning, hence the last two posts.
    Idle hands and so forth….

  2. We did get to see “Case for Christ”. Very good, but very few people will see it. The only suburban theater showing it only had three screenings a day for Easter week. No evening performances. No advertising.

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