Early 1800s sea life on board a British warship during the Napoleonic Wars is the setting for this fine film from director Peter Weir. Russell Crowe plays the ship’s captain wonderfully. More of a depiction of time and place than it is an action packed war movie.
The Great Muppet Caper 1981
The second Muppet movie was a delightful throwback back to 1930s movie musicals, screwball comedy, and heist films. Charles Grodin is great as the floral pattern wearing bad guy who becomes enamored with Miss Piggy. That water ballet number is as impressive as it is hilarious.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 2020
Aaron Sorkin has long been a favorite screenwriter of mine. His dialogue is smart and witty. He’s proving himself a fine director as well. The 130 minute run time flies by in a blink. The cast is fantastic, particularly Redmayne and Cohen.