Watch This: Trailer(s) for Notorious

Piper Perabo is back this fall with a new show on ABC, Notorious. She stars with Daniel Sunjata in this thriller. The story is about “the professional and personal relationship between a charismatic attorney and a powerhouse television producer as they attempt to control the media, the justice system, and ultimately – each other…”  Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer(s) for Notorious”

Review: In the Valley of Elah

In the Valley of Elah from 2007 is a searing condemnation of the war in Iraq. The story is a mystery about a father and a cop who investigate the son’s murder just outside a mythical Army base in New Mexico.  Continue reading “Review: In the Valley of Elah”

Review: Ashby

Sometimes you just get tired of scouring the streaming services in search of a film starring women or directed by a woman. Then you watch a comedy and hope for the best. Ashby is part comedy, part coming of age, part contract killer, and part end-of-life decisions. Continue reading “Review: Ashby”

Review: The Winding Stream

The Winding Stream tells the history of American music giants The Carter Family. The story begins with the original Carter family and carries down to today’s practitioners of the art such as Roseanne Cash and Carlene Carter.  Continue reading “Review: The Winding Stream”

Review: Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters is awesome. Don’t let anybody rain on your Ghostbusters parade. It’s hilarious. The special effects are excellent. The dialog is ridiculous. The actors are wonderful. It’s awesome.  Continue reading “Review: Ghostbusters”

On the Need for Female Reviewers

I’ve tried several times to leave comments on posts such as the most recent “Why It Matters That Male Film Critics Vastly Outnumber Female Film Critics” at Bitch Media. The remarks never seem to make it into the comments. My comments are rather lengthy, too. I decided to follow the rule of my friend Elisa Camahort Page and make my lengthy comments on female reviewers into a post on the topic. Continue reading “On the Need for Female Reviewers”

Review: Begin Again

How does Mark Ruffalo do it? Every time I see one of his movies I think, “This is Mark Ruffalo’s best performance ever.” Then I see another of his movies and I have the same feeling all over again. Welcome to Begin Again with Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley in two of their best performances ever.  Continue reading “Review: Begin Again”

Watch This: Trailer for Loving

Loving tells about a love story that changed the world. Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga) married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their Virginia hometown.  Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Loving”