The Second Most Exotic Marigold Hotel (***1/2) treads delightfully

The Second story, featuring all of the surviving members of the cast, has the effect of so many episodes of the Love Boat. Everyone is looking for love, no one says what they mean and wacky hijinks rule the day.

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Belle (****) is a beautiful complicated being

Belle - 2013 Director Amma Asante Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Penelope Wilton, Sam Reid, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Tom Felton, James Norton Screenplay Misan Segay and Asante Belle has a premise quite unlike any I have seen.  This is not to say that there are no films that have covered the idea of race, freedom and proper British society … Continue reading Belle (****) is a beautiful complicated being

Cool Papa E’s Favorite Comedy Films of All Time

Live action comedy films are inexpensive to make but they are incredibly hard to master.  It's a generally accepted axiom that there is no generally accepted axiom as to what is universally funny.  That said, most makers of comedy barely even try.  Whether it's the rancid Scary Movie franchise, Tim Matheson's  Animal House / Meatballs … Continue reading Cool Papa E’s Favorite Comedy Films of All Time