Movies: Who Will Write Our History, Captain Marvel, The Wedding Guest

Who Will Write Our History

This film tells the story of Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg Shabes Archive in the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland during WWII.  Over 15 metal boxes buried in basements and floors contained over 30,000 pages of writings, photos, posters and other items including eyewitness accounts from the Holocaust.

The film is narrated by Joan Allen and Adrian Brody.  While the content is historically recreated, the archival footage is nonetheless painfully difficult to watch.  That said, it is essential these stories are shared with the public and future generations.

The film is not rated.  It is listed as a Documentary with a run time 95 minutes.


Captain Marvel

This film is set in the 1990s.  A galactic war reaches Earth when Carol Danvers becomes the most powerful super hero in the Universe, Captain Marvel.  Of course, this would not be possible were it not for Disney Movies and Marvel Studios.

The leading actors are Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, Djimon Hounsoi as Korath, Lee Pace as Ronan, Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau.  Also appearing are Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Rune Tempte as Bron-Char, Algenis Perez Soto as Att-Lass, Akira Akbar as Monica Rambeau, Annette Benning as Supreme Intelligence, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson and finally, Jude Law as Yon-Rogg.

The story includes Captain Marvel as a Kree warrior caught in an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls.  Captain Marvel struggles to discover and harness her superpowers to end the war.

It’s intended to lead the way to a new era of Marvel Superheros.  The films opening “shattered expectations with a huge global opening.”  We are pleased to share our viewing was in the largest local theater and it was packed on both the main floor and the expansive balcony.  We haven’t seen that in a very long time.

The film is rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive language. This film is absolutely suitable for children.  Its genre is Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy with a run time of 128 minutes.


The Wedding Guest

Jay, played by Dev Patel, who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding suddenly spins out of control when the bride becomes a hostage and the groom disappears.

Other cast members include Radhika Apte who plays the bride.  Jim Sarbh plays the groom.  Nish Nathwani, Harish Khanna, Meherbaan Singh, and Sidu Manpreet round out the primary cast.

The plot seems to drift all over the board with lots of twists and turns that appear to wander everywhere.  Fortunately the Dev Patel and Radhika Apte characters manage to develop enough chemistry to save the production.

It’s rated R for language, violence and brief nudity.  It’s listed as a drama with a run time of 97 minutes.  We do not think the film is appropriate for children.


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