Decision to Leave, Prisoners, Matilda the Musical

Movie 1: Decision to Leave

This is a film noir murder mystery and romance rolled into one. Beautifully filmed, acted and directed. Nonetheless, we found this movie confusing and not visually cohesive. This is South Korea’s official entry for the 2023 Oscars and just today earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Korean with English subtitles.


Movie 2: Prisoners

This 2013 film is currently on Netflix. Two young girls in Pennsylvania are kidnapped on Thanksgiving. Police arrest and release a suspect as the girl’s parents actively search for the kidnapper. The all star cast give excellent performances. We have watched this movie twice in the last few years and both times found it fascinating.


Movie 3: Matilda the Musical

This is a wonderful family musical. A young, gifted British girl with an extraordinary imagination confronts the wicked old school head mistress. Fun songs, acting and great cinematography. Emma Thompson is marvelous as the head mistress. Currently in theatres in the US and UK, and on Netflix starting Christmas Day.


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