What makes a great film?
Everyone has their own preferences about what they like in a movie. Some people like gunfights, car chases, and explosions, the more the better. Some people like romance and chick flicks. Some people like movies that make them laugh. Some people like movies that make them cry. Some people like movies that scare them.
The best sorts of movies usually are more than just pure entertainment, they make you think.
JVSO Film Club is open to all members. For now, all meetings will be via Zoom, and everyone will watch the movies at their leisure before the meeting. It is our hope that once the pandemic is under control we can all go out to the theater together, then gather at a restaurant to discuss it.
If you have a favorite you think the group would like, please share them with us. All movies will be chosen by a random draw.
Our film club has chosen the following films for 2022; click on the movie poster to read the Rotten Tomatoes Review.
In 1920s New York City, a black woman finds her world up-ended when her life becomes intertwined with a former childhood friend who's passing as white. Available on Netflix
After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression that causes him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever. Available on Netflix.
Tick Tick Boom
Based on the autobiographical musical by playwright Jonathan Larson, composer and lyricist of the groundbreaking 1990s musical Rent. It's the story of an aspiring composer in New York City who is worried he made the wrong career choice, whilst navigating the pressures of love and friendship. Available on Netflix.
Films for 2021
January - Judy
February - The Social Dilemma
March - The Life Ahead / Founder
April - Moneyball / A Man Called Ove
May - Sunset Boulevard / The Keeper
June - Philamena / Fanny's Journey
July - Blue Miracle / Sarajevo
August - Black or White / Athlete A
September - Rose Island / Hunt for Wilderpeople
October - What's Eating Gilbert Grape / Murder on the Orient Express
November - The Courier
December - Love Hard / A Boy Called Christmas
Films for 2020
July - Knives Out
August - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society / The Monuments Men
September - The Peanut Butter Falcon / The Iron Lady
October - Super 8 / Chappaquiddick
November - The Hundred-Foot Journey / The Ottoman Lieutenant
December - White Christmas / It's a Wonderful Life
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