1) "Worth"--Netflix--film--2 hours--Synopsis: In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks a lawyer faces an emotional reckoning as he attempts to put a dollar value based on the lives lost--the aftermath of 9/11 and what was paid out--how much do you base it on and what--age? Potential? Education? Income? Possible income? Father? Single woman?--Would you want to name a number? 'Dramatics' are kept to a minimum but the question is not an easy one to answer!
2) "Hustle"--Netflix--film--1 hour & 57 minutes--Synopsis: a washed up basketball scout discovers a phenomenal street ball player while in Spain and sees the prospect as his opportunity to get back in the NBA--I haven't always been a an of Adam Sandler but he brings a warmth and sweetness to the film--It's the "Rocky" of basketball and it still works!
3) "Sylvie's Love"--Prime--film--1 hour & 55 minutes--Synopsis: Star-crossed lovers passionate about jazz in the late-'50s/early '60s New York--it paints life in New York City at that time when interracial couples are accepted--I love a good love story and this is a good one with a great soundtrack of old songs by some of the best in the business (and which I could listen to all day and do!)
4) "Cinderella"--Prime--film--1 hour & 53 minutes--Synopsis: really? You need one?--a new cast--Cinderella wants to be a businesswoman--bring in Idini Menzel as the wicked stepmother and have her sing " Material Girl"--the only negative I have is Billy Porter's schtick--not funny anymore (and I will have to eat those words when I review his latest movie "Anything's Possible"!)--no matter how many versions you have seen of Cinderella it is always a winner!
5) "Procession"--Netflix--Documentary--1 hour & 55 minutes--Synopsis: it follows 6 men who suffered abuse by priests looking for peace--this is not an easy film to watch especially as we realize we, as a society, failed them--and the priests, mainly, just walked away--I have never been physically abused and I don't recall ever reading stories about abuse by rabbis but male or female, priests, rabbis or any adult abusing a minor should not be excused and allowed to walk away--see this film!