The Novitiate

I don’t think this movie will encourage you to become a nun, but it was fascinating to watch.  A young neglected girl falls in love with the church and we watch as she goes through the stages to take her vows. Simultaneously Vatican II is happening outside the walls, and eventually inside.  I was shocked to find that 90,000 nuns left their calling as the repercussions of Vatican II.

LBJ

Absolutely marvelous! And from Rob Reiner so I want to believe it’s accurate. All about the civil rights bill and Johnson’s role. A great look back at the times without being preachy.

aida’s secret

Once again I found myself walking across the park to The Lincon Center Movie Theatre. A new story, a documentary, a reason to reflect, count your blessings, remember horror, and a journey.   I could have liked the characters more, but i didn’t need to.  the story was just compelling enough to keep me interested. And free.

Wonderstruck

A perfect made for tv movie.  Wonderstruck is another example of two stories converging, you are left wondering how.  A few interesting characters but too many that aren’t.  If you haven’t noticed, I am not recommending it.