Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Beautifully produced movie with a well defined story arc

Movie title: Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Movie description: When Alita awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido, a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.

Rated PG-13, Action, Adventure, Romance, 122 minutes.

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In Love and War (I krig & kaerlihed) (2018)

Good script, acting, cinematography. Interesting.

Movie title: In Love and War (I krig & kaerlihed) (2018)

Movie description: Danish soldier Esben fakes his own death in an attempt to flee the war and reunite with his beloved wife Kirstine and their son Karl after being apart for three years. However, everything has changed while he has been away. A charming German officer has taken over the role as the family’s father and is courting Kirstine. While hiding in his own attic, Esben witnesses this very real nightmare and must do everything in his power to survive, win back the love of Kirstine and save his family.

Genre: Drama, Romance

Rated NR, Drama, Romance, War, 135 minutes

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Tell It to the Bees (2018)

Rated NR, Drama, Romance, 106 minutes
IMDB 7.4 (57), RT 43% (7 Critics), RT 100% (18 Users)

Reviews
8.0 – Well done; enjoyed story-telling, characters and cinematography. Predictable but with more depth than typically portrayed. (Jon, Carol N., Cynthia S., Meryl B., Sandy)
9.0 – Great vehicle for explaining the prejudices people, particularly gays, faced in the 1950’s. (Gary J.)
7.5 – Lovely story with good acting. (Phillip)
7.0 – (Michael S.)

Synopsis
In 1950s small-town Britain, a doctor develops an intimate relationship with her young patient’s mother.

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Metal Heart (2018)

Rated NR, Comedy, Romance, 90 minutes
IMDB 8.4 (14)

Reviews
6.5 – Nice story of sisters at odds maturing over a summer and coming to terms with each other. (Jon)
8.0 – (Mary G., Michael S.)
7.3 – Skilled directing and editing of predictable story. (Eliot D.)
6.0 – Pretty basic story with some funny one liners. (Gary)
4.0 – Skippable for sure: Predictable & sophomoric. (Carol N., Julia D.)

Synopsis
Twin sisters Emma and Chantal couldn’t be more unalike. When their parents leave them alone for the summer, their simmering sibling rivalry threatens to boil over and change their relationship and lives forever.

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Land of Hope (Oma maa) (2018)

Rated NR, Drama, History, Romance, 108 minutes
IMDB 6.8 (106)

Reviews
5.0 out of 10 – Beautifully shot; ponderous and slow. (Michael S.)

Synopsis
Anni, a daughter of a wealthy family and used to secure life, falls in love with Veikko, a war invalid of the Continuation War. Anni leaves her past behind her and starts leading the life of a pioneer, in the wild forests of northern Karelia, in a settlement farm. After a rosy start, the fate crushes Anni’s dreams and her love for Veikko is put to a test.

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