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.

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.

Loving Vincent

A delight to behold.  Animated with oil painting this visual masterpiece begs to be enjoyed.   I loved it.  The story, eh, who cares that much.  But the beauty… and who thought of it, who pulled it together.  How happy I am that they did.

loving vincent