Movie 1: The Two Popes
This is a fascinating peek at the monumental power and influence of today’s Catholic Church. It’s beautifully filmed. The story is laser focused on the liberal Pope Francis and the arch conservative Pope Benedict. Together they collaborate and find common ground.
It’s a “MUST SEE” if you have any interest in the topic or genre. This film is in very limited release in very few theaters. It’s also available on Netflix. English, Latin, Spanish and Italian with English subtitles.
Movie 2: Little Women
Finally a screen version of the 1868 classic by Louisa May Alcott that is worthy of the novel. Exceptional cinematography, set in post Civil War, four very different sisters find strength and support in each other.
It’s occasionally confusing but well worth the investment of the 134 minute run time. It’s sure to be an Oscar contender.
Movie 3: A Hidden Life
Wow! This film is set in 1907 and spans into the 1930’s when Adolph Hitler dominated Austria and its surrounding areas. But the focus of the film is a poor rural Austrian family entangled in the Nazi goal to overtake Austria and its surrounding areas as its territory.
It makes a riveting film experience on many levels. If you haven’t already seen this, seek it out and see it as soon as possible. (Golden Globes are coming January 5th!)