Last Flag Flying

Alberto’s Pick: Last Flag Flying directed by Richard Linklater Writers: Richard Linklater and Darryl Ponicsan Stars: Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne and Steve Carell Last Flag Flying is a 2017 American comedy-drama based upon the latter’s 2005 novel of the same name. In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy…

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour directed by Joe Wright Writer: Anthony McCarten Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army…

The Greatest Showman

Alberto’s Pick: The Greatest Showman directed by Michael Gracey. Stars: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Zendaya.   Hugh Jackman leads an all-star cast in this bold and original musical filled with infectious show stopping performances that will bring you to your feet time and time again. Inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum,…

The Shape of Water

Alberto’s Pick: The Shape of Water directed by Gullermo del Toro. Stars: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where Elisa works (Sally Hawkins), trapped…

The Zookeeper’s Wife

  Alberto’s Pick: The Zookeeper’s Wife directed by Niki Caro Stars: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh and Daniel Daniel Brühl The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the true story of Jan (Johan Heldenbergh) and Antonina Zabinski (Jessica Chastain), who own the Warsaw Zoo.  With Germany invading Poland, the couple sees their animals killed and their facility taken over by…

Megan Leavey

  Alberto’s Pick:  Megan Leavey directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite Stars: Kate Mara, Ramon Rodriguez, Tom Felton Meagan Leavey is about a young  woman who has a deadbeat life, without any ambition. She decides to join the military, searching  for some kind of direction in her life. She mets a military combat dog named Rex and…

Going in Style

Alberto’s Pick: Going in Style directed by  Zach Braff Stars Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret and Christopher Lloyd Joe (Michael Caine), Willie (Morgan Freeman), and Al (Alan Arkin) are three lifelong friends who spent decades working together for a steel factory. Towards the end of their lives, each one is worse for wear and…

A Dog’s Purpose

Alberto’s Pick: A Dog’s Purpose directed by Lasse Hallström Stars: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton Dogs provide unconditional love, non-judgmental companionship and teach us about loyalty, responsibility and mortality. Dogs aren’t with us for long. That’s what they have to teach us, that we have just so many of these moments and we shouldn’t…

Beauty and the Beast

Alberto’s Pick: Beauty and the Beast (2017) directed by Bill Condon Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans Beauty and the Beast is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating…

Monster Trucks

Alberto’s Pick: Monster Trucks directed by Chris Wedge Stars: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon Monster Trucks is a fun and enjoyable kid’s movie about the relationship between a teen boy named Tripp, living in a small country town with big dreams of getting out one day, and the squishy, alien-like creature, which he named…