Rocky’s Review
Little Women

Greta Gerwig is a writer and director with a clear and personal vision, and her adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's LITTLE WOMEN - opening 12/25 - is fresh, brimming with life and full of soul; so it is disappointing that the Foreign Press Association, who awards the Golden Globes, failed to nominate her - or any woman - as best director. The movie is a perfect holiday treat for all ages. "This is a film in love with its characters' passions, a rich and effortlessly vibrant examination of the four March "little women" and the ways...their practically bursting with the innocent it's-happening-right-now joy of being young and alive." - Los Angeles Times

     It's always a pleasure when Daniel Craig steps out of his steely James Bond persona and into a role that makes us laugh. He did this two years ago in LOGAN LUCKY, and now he's back in the laugh-out-loud whodunit KNIVES OUT. It's directed by Rian Johnson (STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI) and features an all-star cast, one of whom dispatched patricarch Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) to the netherworld. The suspects include Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon and Chris Evans. I know who did it, but I'm not telling. "What a kick to watch whip-smart director Rian Johnson shake the cobwebs off the whodunit genre and turn it into a terrific, twisted, all-star fun that actually does keep you guessing until the deliciously slippery end." -Rolling Stone

     And speaking of STAR WARS, the saga comes to a close with THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. J.J. Abrams, who successfully rebooted the franchise in 2015 with THE FORCE AWAKENS, returns with this exciting conclusion.

     Our final presentation of THE NUTCRACKER from the Bolshoi Ballet is this Saturday at 11:00 AM. And only a few tickets are remaining for IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, this Sunday at noon.

--Rocky