Movies: The Two Popes, Little Women, A Hidden Life

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!)    



2 thoughts on “Movies: The Two Popes, Little Women, A Hidden Life”

  1. I wasn’t going to watch Little Women; how many “Little Women” movies have I watched and not really enjoyed? I figured this would be just another in a long line. But I guess I will give this one a chance. Thanks for the review.

  2. Saw Little Women today. A great ending juxtaposing Jo watching her book being printed with her walking through the school. It was wonderful in all ways and you called it re Oscar nominees! Disappointed as Greta really deserved a nomination for best director, too. And saw The Two Popes on Netflix last week. So engaging and beautiful to watch.

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