It’s that time of year; start watching for countdowns and best-of lists!
But first, a pie photo. A gratuitous pie photo that helps justify the blog name:
These are taffy pies. Yep, that’s meringue…
The Girl on the Train – No, have yet to read! I know, right? What’s up with that? I’ve just not gotten around to it. Actually had a friend loan me her Kindle but had to return it before reading the book. oops.
The Birth of a Nation – as far as I could tell, Nate Parker wrote this about Nat Turner as an original screenplay. You may be interested in The Confessions of Nat Turner, supposedly or ‘sold as’ a primary account but even this is controversial.
Moonlight – coming of age story, original screenplay.
Hacksaw Ridge – WW2. Mel Gibson.
Loving – such a sad story about brave people.
Arrival – “A linguist is recruited by the military to assist in translating alien communications.” Go ahead, tell me what this sort of reminds you of. THE SPARROW! Yea, a little different but still. Linguistics and space aliens! Renner plays a mathematician.
Elle – French revenge. Based on a novel by Philippe Djian.
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk – based on the book by Ben Fountain I have yet to read.
Manchester by the Sea – Casey Affleck. Looks heart-wrenching. Original screenplay.
Nocturnal Animals – Tom Ford wrote and directed Nocturnal Animals, which is based on Austin Wright’s novel Tony and Susan. Tom Ford makes visually beautiful films. Or the one I’ve seen was gorgeous anyway.
Allied – WW2. Original screenplay.
Lion – Based on A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley. I’m hoping it is happy.
Jackie – Natalie Portman as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.
Miss Sloane – Gun control politics. Jessica Chastain.
La La Land – it’s a MUSICAL PEOPLE! Can’t wait.
Patriot’s Day – I’ll watch it for sure. Boston Strong.
Passengers – love story in space. Actually, when I first saw the photo that accompanied this story, I couldn’t help thinking about that Julia Roberts rom com movie where she plays an actress that goes to space…
Silence – Based on Shusaku Endo’s novel of the same name. Might as well add it to my Classics list (1966).
Hidden Figures – YES! And click here to go to goodreads and put the book by Margot Lee Shetterley on your tbr. Mathematicians. <— MATHS PEOPLE.
Fences – Adapted screenplay based on a play? Great cast.
BLUE titles based on books as far as I could tell. I hope to see at least one or two before the Oscars and maybe read one, or two.
I’m just going to leave this here… and walk away.
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