‘My Old Lady’ review

Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith star in 'My Old Lady'

Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) arrives at what used to be a grand home in Paris. His father has died and left his middle-aged son a gold watch and the apartment. Mathias intends to sell the residence and move on with his life. After three failed marriages, he needs a fresh start. He blames his late father, an adulterer, for his own failures. Mathias enters the home and discovers an elderly woman, Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith), and her daughter, Chloé (Kristin Scott … [Read more...]

Cinema’s independent summer road trip Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, The Intouchables, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) is 6 years old and the only child of Wink (Dwight Henry) in Beasts of the Southern Wild Fox Searchlight

 Along with a few million people, I watched as four richly textured films opened this summer and gently held their own against crowd-pleasing blockbusters. From the darkened theater we traveled near and far.The starting point for our journey was the United Kingdom, but we jetted swiftly to India in "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." The film's title is the name of the retirement destination for "the elderly and beautiful" that seven disparate Brits read about in a brochure. … [Read more...]


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