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Lion

Lion

There are times when you want a movie experience to be up-lifting.  Many of us would agree that these are just such times.  Fortunately, there is a film that delivers . . . “Lion.” The quick synopsis is this:  a five-year-old Indian boy, Saroo gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, a thousand miles from

Jackie

Jackie

The assassination of John F. Kennedy is a historical touchstone for most of us Suddenly Solos. We can remember where we were and what we were doing when he heard the news in November of 1963.  The next few days were etched into the collective conscience of the world. The new film, Jackie dramatizes the

Manchester By The Sea

Manchester By The Sea

This film will likely be an Academy Award favorite with exceptional acting and a poignant story to make its case for Oscar glory.  That said, it is not an uplifting cinematic experience. Rather, it examines the fragile nature of human loss and guilt as experienced by “regular” people.  In this case, it is through the

Birth Of A Nation

Birth Of A Nation

The 1831 rebellion led by enslaved African American, Nat Turner in Virginia jolted the South at the time. It resulted in the deaths of over 50 white people before the revolt was put down in two days but mob retaliation by fearful whites killed over 200 blacks.  It was a bloody, sorry moment in the

Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

We are pretty much suckers for any movie with Jeff Bridges. He just seems to dissolve into any of the characters he plays.  He does not disappoint in Hell or High Water. Beautifully filmed in current day west Texas, writer Taylor Sheridan (Sicario) uses the expansive landscape to tell a well-developed story of a divorced

Sully

Sully

It’s hard to create a movie when you already know how everything is going to end. Leave it to Clint Eastwood’s, “Sully” to challenge you from the very first scene about your real understanding of the “Miracle On The Hudson”  landing in 2009. And that’s quite an accomplishment.  To create a story that has to

Hunt For The Widerpeople

Hunt For The Widerpeople

  We know it is very “in” to automatically like foreign films because it makes us sound very cultured and erudite.  But we can’t help ourselves with this small New Zealand gem. It’s just too good to not fall into the stereotype of foreign-film-fandom. This delightful movie is a perfect antidote to “blockbuster” films.  It

Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins

  Even with the incredible cinematic horsepower of Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant and a quirky, based on a true story plot, Florence Foster Jenkins just didn’t grab us. A quick Google search of the real Florence Foster Jenkins will pretty much tell you all you need to know.  Accurately labeled as, “the world’s worst

Book Review: “All That Is” by James Salter

Book Review: “All That Is” by James Salter

The melancholy but richly observed life of the fictional Philip Bowman as told by master author, James Salter has particular resonance for us Suddenly Solos. Bowman is old enough to have served in the Pacific during World War II and has loved and lost several times as he passes through life (sound familiar?) James Salter

Flavor Bombs

Flavor Bombs

When something comes along that makes life easier for us Suddenly Solos, we have to share the good news!  We are giving our Suddenly Solo Seal of Approval to  kitchen-terrific, Flavor Bombs which are frozen, all-natural flavored additives that make cooking easier and tastier than ever for us guys. They come in frozen, 2 ounce

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