*** MONDAY February 11th, 2019 *** The Wife *** DIRECTED BY Björn Runge *** INTERPRETED BY Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce and Max Irons

Joan and Joe remain complements after nearly 40 years of marriage. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as the great American novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm and diplomacy into the private role of a great man’s wife. As Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work, Joan starts to think about the shared compromises, secrets and betrayals.



*** MONDAY February 4th, 2019 *** BlacKkKlansman *** DIRECTED BY Spike Lee INTERPRETED BY John David Washington, Adam Driver and Laura Harrier



Spike Lee’s new joint, BlacKkKlansman, is his best nondocumentary feature in more than a decade and one of his greatest.       A.O. Scott –  NY Times


*** MONDAY January 28th, 2019 *** The Favourite *** DIRECTED BY Yorgos Lanthimos INTERPRETED BY Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz


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The Favourite is a wildly entertaining, bracingly cynical comedy of royal manners directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. It’s a farce with teeth. Full review

A.O. Scott
The NYTimes


Potluck: 5:45PM     Movie: 6:45PM

*** MONDAY January 21st, 2019 *** Vice *** DIRECTED BY Adam McKay INTERPRETED BY Christian Bale, Sam Rockwell, Amy Adams, Alison Pill, Tyler Perry, and Steve Carell


The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today. What makes this film even more interesting is the fact that it was directed by Adam McKay and interpreted by Christian(not just a pretty face) Bale as Dick Cheney  and Sam Rockwell as George W…


*** MONDAY January 14th, 2019 *** Y Tu Mamá También *** DIRECTED BY Alfonso Cuarón, INTERPRETED BY Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal and Daniel Giménez Cacho

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Two weeks ago we saw Alfonso Cuarón’s latest movie “Roma”. Now, we will look at his first film titled “Y Tu Mamá También” (2001). Referred to as both a comedy and drama movie, this film regards the story behind the relationship between two young Mexican boys, adult life, sex, and their interaction with an older woman as they road trip to a a secluded beach in Mexico called la Boca del Cielo.

“La vida tiene sus maneras de enseñarnos. La vida tiene sus maneras de confundirnos. La vida tiene sus maneras de cambiarnos. La vida tiene sus maneras de asombrarnos. La vida tiene sus maneras de herirnos. La vida tiene sus maneras de curarnos. La vida tiene sus maneras de inspirarnos.”

Life has its ways of teaching us. Life has its ways of confusing us. Life has its ways of changing us. Life has its ways of astonishing us. Life has its ways of hurting us. Life has its ways of healing us. Life has its ways of inspiring us.


*** MONDAY January 7th, 2019 *** Puzzle *** DIRECTED BY Marc Turtletaub, INTERPRETED BY Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan, David Denman, Bubba Weiler, Austin Abrams and Liv Hewson


Special Evening!

Marc Turtletaub, the director of this movie, will be joining us for the film and discussion.  Turtletaub, a part time Maui resident, produced “Little Miss Sunshine,” along with a number of other great films. This film is based on the Argentine Film “Rompecabezas.”

Come early to get a seat, this should be an interesting evening.

Since making her big-screen debut 20-odd years ago in “Trainspotting,” the Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald has made a specialty of stealing movies in supporting roles. She was devastating as the trusting wife in “No Country for Old Men” and perfectly cast as the stoic domestic goddess Dolly in Joe Wright’s dreamy adaptation of “Anna Karenina.” In the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire,” Macdonald didn’t so much revert to type as the naive woman in distress as infuse the trope with equal parts soul and steel.

In “Puzzle,” Macdonald has finally found a movie that she doesn’t need to steal, because it belongs to her completely. As Agnes, a Connecticut homemaker longing to break out of a comfortable but humdrum existence, Macdonald brings her characteristic quiet radiance to bear on creating a character who’s either on the brink of crisis or of rebirth, depending on how she makes the pieces fit.            By Ann Hornaday – Washington Post




*** MONDAY December 17th, 2018 *** Roma *** DIRECTED BY Alfonso Cuarón, STARRING Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira and Diego Cortina Autrey


We are very fortunate to be able to stream this wildly popular film on Monday night. Rave reviews from all quarters (just won the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival.)

The most personal project to date from Academy Award (R)-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien), ROMA follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s.

*** MONDAY December 10th, 2018 *** The Cakemaker *** DIRECTED BY Ophir Raul Graizer, STARRING Tim Kalkhof, Sarah Adler and Roy Miller


Welcome Back To Cinematiki Maui

We will continue with a film highly recommended by friends in NYC and France, “The Cakemaker.” Official submission of Israel for the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ category of the 91st Academy Awards in 2019.

Thomas, a young and talented German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who dies in a car crash. Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers. Keeping his secret for himself, he starts working for Anat, his lover’s widow, who owns a small café. Although not fully kosher and despised by the religious, his delicious cakes turn the place into a city attraction. Finding himself involved in Anat’s life in a way far beyond his anticipation, Thomas will stretch his lie to a point of no return.