Molly’s Game (2017)

Molly’s Game, the famed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, is the true story of ex-Olympic hopeful Molly Bloom’s ascendancy to the pinnacle of the poker underworld—an oxymoron, it seems. The movie is a quick-talking, nimbly-paced modern drama about a damaged woman in a man’s world. Continue reading Molly’s Game (2017)

Hidden Figures (2016)

For all its melodrama and hokeyness Hidden Figures is a worthy film; a genuine story of defying expectations and persevering to achieve the impossible. The crowd-pleaser is a three-part narrative telling the real stories of three African-American women in 1961 working as “computers” for NASA. Their names, hidden then and commemorated now, are Katherine Goble, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson. Continue reading Hidden Figures (2016)