Movies: The Third Wife, All is True, Dark Phoenix

The Third Wife

This film is set in 19th century rural Vietnam where the wealthy landowner marries his third wife, a 14 year old named May. The goal is to bear a male child for her husband and gain status.

Much of this film is visually stunning. That said, it’s also often confusing and without explanation. That also said, it is the unspoken nuances that are intriguing and make this movie so interesting. We think this film is worth seeking out. It’s a fascinating peek into the past. Vietnamese with English subtitles.

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The Third Wife (January 11, 2019)

Release Date: January 11, 2019
Starring: Nguyễn Phương Trà My, Trần Nữ Yên Khê, Lê Vũ Long, Mai Thu Hường
Genres: Drama
Runtime: 96 min
Original Title: The Third Wife
Original Film Language: Tiếng Việt
Production Companies: An Nam Productions, Three Colors Productions, Mayfair Pictures
Though only 14 years old, May is selected to be the third wife of a wealthy landowner. Her new home seems idyllic, her husband favours her, and she quickly becomes pregnant with what she is certain will be the desired male progeny. But trouble is quietly brewing: she witnesses a forbidden tryst that will spark a chain reaction of misfortunes — and stir in May urges that until now had been dormant.

Cast The Third Wife

  • Nguyễn Phương Trà My
  • Role: May
  • Trần Nữ Yên Khê
  • Role: Ha
  • Lê Vũ Long
  • Role: Hung
  • Mai Thu Hường
  • Role: Xuan
  • Như Quỳnh
  • Role: 

Crew The Third Wife

  • Ash Mayfair
  • Director
  • Chananun Chotrungroj
  • Cinematography
  • Julie Béziau
  • Editor
  • Ash Mayfair
  • Producer
  • An Ton-That
  • Music
  • Edouard Morin
  • Sound Designer
  • Ash Mayfair
  • Screenplay


All is True

Here is another audience worthy production featuring Kenneth Branagh as an aging William Shakespeare who returns home to resume the family activities as his fame and fortune transition in his senior years.

It’s a wonderful film with exceptional acting, a rare peek behind the curtain. The viewers will need to decide for themselves if “all is true” or not.

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All Is True (December 21, 2018)

Release Date: December 21, 2018
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Kathryn Wilder
Genres: Drama
Runtime: 101 min
Original Title: All Is True
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: TKBC
A look at the final days in the life of playwright William Shakespeare.

Cast All Is True

  • Kenneth Branagh
  • Role: William Shakespeare
  • Judi Dench
  • Role: Anne Hathaway
  • Ian McKellen
  • Role: Henry Wriothesley
  • Kathryn Wilder
  • Role: Judith Shakespeare
  • Jack Colgrave Hirst
  • Role: Tom Quiney
  • Matt Jessup
  • Role: Frank
  • Lydia Wilson
  • Role: Susanna
  • Alex MacQueen
  • Role: Sir Thomas Lucy
  • Hadley Fraser
  • Role: John Hall

Crew All Is True

  • Kenneth Branagh
  • Director
  • Patrick Doyle
  • Music
  • Zac Nicholson
  • Cinematography
  • Ben Elton
  • Writer

Dark Phoenix

Dark Phoenix is indeed dark! The unity we’ve come to expect begins to melt. Trust begins to dissolve. Powerful unknown forces threaten the X-Men world as we know it. The scenes become quite intense and destructive.

We were surprised to see some young children in attendance. Even though the film is rated PG-13, we do not recommend this for young children.

Special Note: The X-men series, part of 21st Century Fox, was one of the most innovative and successful franchises for almost 20 years. When Disney acquired most of Fox’s assets as part of a $71.3 billion package, everything changed. Time will tell the future of the X-men product.

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Dark Phoenix (June 5, 2019)

Release Date: June 5, 2019
Starring: Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence
Genres: Science Fiction, Action
Runtime: 114 min
Original Title: Dark Phoenix
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: The Donners' Company, 20th Century Fox, Genre Films, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Marvel Entertainment, Kinberg Genre
The X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe when one of their own, Jean Grey, starts to spiral out of control. During a rescue mission in outer space, Jean is nearly killed when she's hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. The X-Men must now band together to save her soul and battle aliens that want to use Grey's new abilities to rule the galaxy.

Cast Dark Phoenix

  • Sophie Turner
  • Role: Jean Grey / Dark Phoenix
  • James McAvoy
  • Role: Charles Xavier / Professor X
  • Michael Fassbender
  • Role: Erik Lensherr / Magneto
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Role: Raven Darkholme / Mystique
  • Jessica Chastain
  • Role: Vuk
  • Nicholas Hoult
  • Role: Hank McCoy / Beast
  • Evan Peters
  • Role: Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver
  • Tye Sheridan
  • Role: Scott Summers / Cyclops
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee
  • Role: Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
  • Alexandra Shipp
  • Role: Ororo Munroe / Storm
  • Lamar Johnson
  • Role: Ben Hammil / Match
  • Kota Eberhardt
  • Role: Selene Gallio
  • Scott Shepherd
  • Role: Dr. John Grey
  • Summer Fontana
  • Role: Young Jean Grey
  • Halston Sage
  • Role: Alison Blaire / Dazzler
  • Brian d'Arcy James
  • Role: President of the United States
  • Hannah Anderson
  • Role: Elaine Grey
  • Ato Essandoh
  • Role: Jones
  • Andrew Stehlin
  • Role: Ariki
  • Chris Claremont
  • Role: White House Guest

Crew Dark Phoenix

  • John Byrne
  • Comic Book
  • Simon Kinberg
  • Screenplay
  • Simon Kinberg
  • Producer
  • Lauren Shuler Donner
  • Producer
  • Chris Claremont
  • Comic Book
  • Simon Kinberg
  • Director
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Music
  • Mauro Fiore
  • Director of Photography
  • Richard Norton
  • Stunt Coordinator
  • Stan Lee
  • Executive Producer
  • Lee Smith
  • Editor
  • Alyssa Weisberg
  • Casting
  • Claude Paré
  • Production Design
  • Michele Laliberte
  • Supervising Art Director
  • Daniel Orlandi
  • Costume Design
  • Chris Dowell
  • Post Production Supervisor
  • Justin Haut
  • Production Supervisor
  • Brian Smrz
  • Second Unit Director
  • Richard King
  • Supervising Sound Editor
  • Randy Torres
  • Sound Designer
  • Michael W. Mitchell
  • Sound Effects Editor
  • Cameron Waldbauer
  • Special Effects Supervisor
  • Frederic Breault
  • Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Phil Brennan
  • Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Hugo Léveillé
  • Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Jonathan Piche-Delorme
  • Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Zachary Tucker
  • Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Hank Amos
  • Stunt Coordinator
  • James M. Churchman
  • Stunt Coordinator
  • Michael Scherer
  • Stunt Coordinator
  • Tim Wong
  • Stunt Coordinator
  • Nina Lauren
  • Stunt Double
  • Michael Langford
  • Animation Supervisor
  • Wesley Chandler
  • Animation Supervisor
  • Daniel Auclair
  • Production Manager
  • Dr Bhanu Pratap Singh
  • Assistant Director

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