Thelma, The Bikeriders, Robot Dreams

Movie 1: Thelma

What a wonderful little gem of a movie. A very senior citizen gets scammed out of $10,000 and goes out to get it back. This movie is difficult to categorize as it’s part action, part drama, part comedy. All great fun. June Squibb is an absolute treasure.


Movie 2: The Bikeriders

A group of Chicago friends and fellow motorcyclists decide to start a riding club. Set in the late 1960’s this movie does a fine job of evoking a certain era of Midwest biker clubs. This very masculine film is uniquely told through the eyes of a woman. Good acting all around.


Movie 3: Robot Dreams

Set in 1980’s New York City, a dog assembles a robot for companionship. We were not expecting such a wonderful movie. There is virtually no dialogue, just a periodic musical soundtrack. Yet somehow this animated film conveys deep felt emotions of love, loss, loneliness and hope. It received a well deserved Oscar nomination earlier this year for Best Animated Film. Really unique and special.


4 thoughts on “Thelma, The Bikeriders, Robot Dreams”

  1. Hi
    I’m very excited you gave Thelma and The Bikeriders a good review. I’m planning on seeing both.

  2. Wow. I hadn’t heard of “Thelma” before. I’m looking forward to watching it! AND Robot Dreams. Thanks for the great reviews!

  3. With you 100% on Robot Dreams. A great movie with no dialog. I wouldn’t have thought it possible, but they sure did it.

    And Thelma was superb! I don’t know if it would resonated so deeply with younger folks but, for my age group, it was a perfect portrait of the many challenges seniors and their families face.

    You guys had a great week at the movies. Thanks for the stellar reviews.

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