Molly’s Game (2017)

Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba in Molly's Game

Director: Aaron Sorkin Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O'Dowd, Bill Camp When Molly Bloom, the eponymous “Poker Princess” of “Molly’s Game” was ready to have her memoir adapted for the screen, she knew exactly whom she wanted to write that translation: Aaron Sorkin. In retrospect, Bloom’s story of … Continue reading Molly’s Game (2017)

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The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

Director: Niki Caro Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton, Daniel Bruhl The latest installment in Niki Caro’s filmography is what The New York Times calls, “Schindler’s List With Pets,” which is a fairly accurate description. Jessica Chastain stars in and executive produces the war drama (holding a different animal in every scene, so that … Continue reading The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

The Martian (2015)

Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan,Aksel Hennie, and Chiwetel Ejiofor With Ridley Scott’s most recent films having been significant disappointments, there was initially a lot of uncertainty surrounding his most recent film: The Martian. Fortunately, Scott has proven that Alien was no … Continue reading The Martian (2015)