Florence Foster Jenkins
Meryl Streep stars as a New York socialite who ,although she loves music, sings off key.Surrounded by sychophants and long time friends ,she financed her own concerts. Her devoted husband, played by Hugh Grant,helped to enforce her delusion and kept her spirit and determination alive. Streep is marvelous at being awful, and very funny, although there is a somewhat sad side to her quest to perform.For me, her accompanist, Simon Helberg, from TV's "Big Bang Theory",steals the show with his reaction to her singing. Chalk up another over the top performance from Streep.
Hell or High Water
A pair of Texan brothers become bank robbers in an effort to save their family farm. Ben Foster plays the older brother,an ex-con and loose cannon who masterminds the robberies and his brother(Chris Pine) a divorced dad who just wants to get a better life for his two kids.Jeff Bridges is the crusty old coot of a Texas lawman who is on the case and eventual shoot out. Directed by British director David Mackensie the film manages to depict the anxiety and frustration of our current era. It's a modern western that digs deep into the character of the cast and is one of the best of its genre. Don't miss it.