Saturday, January 9, 2016
Cine Beaverhausen: For Mature Audiences
The trend seems to have started with 5 Flights Up last year, starring Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman.
Ben Kingsley and the ever-divine Patricia Clarkson team up in Learning to Drive, a wonderful film released late last summer that I highly recommend about an attractive older woman and Ben Kingsley of Gandhi back in ethnic disguise as her instructor.
Richard Gere is a perennial and does one of his finest performance jobs in the deeply affecting Time Out of Mind, a 2015 release about a NYC homeless man of a certain age that also stars the wonderful Ben Vereen. An absolute must-see for all ages.
A Walk in the Woods stars Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson in a bromance comedy that's not all fluff. And Michael Keaton continues on a comeback roll co-starring in Spotlight, based on a true story about the press uncovering a scandal within the Catholic Church. It also stars Mark Ruffalo and is highly worthy of your time.
Yes, movies recommended for mature audiences -- but not only that demographic -- are back. Baby boomers are still a big audience at theaters. Movie-makers are now clearly seeking out a niche market for the older crowd, and isn't that wonderfully refreshing?