The Holdovers, Killers of the Flower Moon, Maestro

Movie 1: The Holdovers

Holdovers is a term used at high end New England prep schools for students who don’t go home for Christmas Holidays. Paul Giamatti plays the teacher who was picked to “babysit” the group. This is a very well done and satisfying drama. Good acting all around. In theatres now but soon on Peacock.


Movie 2: Killers of the Flower Moon

Set in the 1920s in Oklahoma as the Osage Native American tribe becomes wealthy with the discovery of oil on their land. Based on true events this Martin Scorsese written and directed crime drama is a masterpiece in every way. This is a three and half hour epic that is an unsettling, romantic western crime whodunit. There will undoubtedly be numerous Oscar nominations. Only in theatres.


Movie 3: Maestro

This is an immense and powerful drama about the love story between Leonard Bernstein and his wife Felicia Cohn Bernstein. A hugely complicated and talented man, Bernstein is portrayed by a magnificent performance by Bradley Cooper. Equally Oscar worthy is the performance of Carey Mulligan as his wife. This could be Cooper’s year to finally win an Academy Award. In theatres now and on Netflix 20 December. Don’t miss this one.


4 thoughts on “The Holdovers, Killers of the Flower Moon, Maestro”

  1. Thanks appreciate your discerning posts. They are always great to refer to when I’m making a decision about films to watch,

  2. Three films on my target list. Loved Scorsese film. Not a wasted minute of 3.5 hours.

    The other two are on my list too.


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