Tag Archive: Alzheimers


Starring: Frank Langella, Peter Sarsgaard, James Marsden, Liv Tyler & Susan Sarandon
Written by Christopher D. Ford
Directed by Jake Schreier

A retired jewel thief is given a robot butler by his son to help with the old man’s care, and soon the two new friends are pulling off heists together.


Touching and funny.
This robot makes a better
friend than most people.

Grade: A-


c2012
By Daniel J. Hoag
Robot & Frank opens 8/12/12 in select cities.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1990314/
TCFF 12-04

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Starring: Peyman Moadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini & Sarina Farhadi
Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi

The separation of a married couple in Iran sets off a chain reaction of events that changes several lives forever.


Lesson: Don’t let your
divorce keep you from choosing
“the help” more wisely.

Grade: A


c2012
By Daniel J. Hoag
A Separation is playing now in select cities.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1832382/

Haiku Review: The Iron Lady (2011)

Starring: Meryl Streep & Jim Broadbent
Screenplay by Abi Morgan
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd

The story of the rise and fall of Margaret Thatcher, the former British Prime Minister.


Lesson: change the world,
trailblaze, but you’ll still end up
lonely and senile.

Grade: C+


c2012
By Daniel J. Hoag
The Iron Lady is now playing in select cities.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1007029/