Movie 1: The Farewell
We love the tagline! “The Farewell is an uplifting tale based on an actual lie.” It’s the story of a Chinese family whose matriarch has only weeks to live. The family gathers in Changchun, China under the guise of a wedding.
It’s simple, complicated and believable all at the same time. The acting is excellent and compelling. Do seek this film out. It’s in wide release in major markets but may be challenging to find or in limited release in smaller markets.
Movie 2: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
It had to happen sooner or later. Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s characters join forces to thwart evil doer, Idris Elba. It’s concurrently funny, goofy, unique and satisfying.
The script and production won’t garner any major industry awards but it will attract audiences. It’s a little goofy but still worth a watch.
Movie 3: Maiden
It’s not often a Documentary film gets attention or credit for its impact on a global scale. This film chronicles how a 24 year old female charter boat cook became the skipper and leads her all female team in the Whitbread Round the World sailing competition in 1989.
It’s simply brilliant film making and an inspiration to anyone challenged to stretch conventional limits. That should come as no surprise to those of us who already know that women are very much the equal to men.