Sprinter Eric Liddell\’s Life after Olympic Glory Chronicled in Bittersweet Biopic

Chariots of Fire (1981) chronicled the real-life exploits of Eric Henry Liddell (1902-1945), aka \

For movies opening December 15, 2017

Ferdinand (PG for action, rude humor and mature themes) John Cena plays the title character in this animated adventure about a peace-loving bull who\’d rather stop to smell the roses than chase a matador\’s red cape around an arena. Voice cast includes Kate McKinnon, Anthony Anderson, Gabriel Iglesias, Boris Kodjoe and Davud Tennant.

Reese Witherspoon Romantic Romp Released on Home Video

After separating from her husband, Austen (Michael Sheen), Alice Kinney (Reese Witherspoon) decides to move from Manhattan to L.A. with her two young daughters, Rosie (Eden Grace Redfield) and Isabel (Lola Flanery). Although her dad has passed away, the return to the house she grew in is a no-brainer, since the girls will have a chance to live in the lap of luxury while being pampered by their doting grandma, Lillian (Candice Bergen).   

NY Film Critics Online Awards for 2017

New York Film Critics Online, to which I belong, held its 18th annual awards meeting in Walter Reade Theatre\’s Furman Gallery in Lincoln Center, December 10, 2017, and voted winners in fifteen categories:

Top Ten DVD List for December 12, 2017     

Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season [Winter Is Here] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01H2JPULU/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 All Saints [Based on a Powerful True Story] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B075G2J7QR/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Announces First-Ever Year-End Awards Winners

The Philadelphia Film Critics Circle, to which I belong and which was established earlier this year as the first film critics association in the Philadelphia region, met on December 10th and selected the winners of its first-ever year-end awards.

For movies opening December 8, 2017

Just Getting Started (PG-13 for profanity, suggestive material and brief violence) Unlikely-buddies comedy about a retired FBI agent (Tommy Lee Jones) and a former Mafia lawyer (Morgan Freeman), both residing in a luxurious Palm Springs resort, who reluctantly join forces to take on the mob. With Rene Russo, Joe Pantoliano and the late Glenne Headley.    

Saoirse Shines as Rebellious Teen in Touching, Coming-of-Age Adventure

Saoirse Ronan is only 23, but she\’s already been nominated for an Academy Award twice, for Brooklyn (2015) and Atonement (2005). Now, she\’s a shoo-in to land another nomination for her memorable turn as the title character in Lady Bird.

New Woody Allen Pic Proves Terribly Disappointing

I suppose Woody Allen was due for a dud. After being distracted during the Nineties by a bitter divorce and custody battle, the four-time Oscar-winner had enjoyed quite a resurgence since the turn of the century with a string of critically-acclaimed offerings that included Small Time Crooks (2000), The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

DVD Features True Case of Justice Delayed   

In the spring of 1980, Colin Warner (Lakeith Stanfield) was wrongfully accused of murder on the streets of Brooklyn by a 15 year-old juvenile delinquent (Skylan Brooks) who picked him out of a photo lineup provided by the police. That supposed \

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