Review: Fatima

Fatima is the story of a Moroccan woman living in France. She’s raising her two daughters on her own. Fatima (Soria Zeroual, in her first ever role) speaks and writes only Arabic. Her French isn’t very good, even after years of living there. Continue reading “Review: Fatima”

Watch This: Trailer for Jasper Jones

Jasper Jones is an Australian mystery starring Toni Collette, Levi Miller and Aaron L. McGrath in a tale compared to To Kill a Mockingbird for its racial underpinnings. It’s a murder mystery which uncovers the overt and covert racism in the 1960s Western Australia. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Jasper Jones”

Review: Travelers, season 1

Travelers is a Netflix original from Canada’s Showcase. It’s a sci-fi tale about consciousness travel from a distant future back to the 21st Century. The purpose – the mission – is to save the world and all the people in it from the horrible future. Continue reading “Review: Travelers, season 1”

One Day at a Time, season 1

One Day at a Time is a new imagining of the long-running series of the same name from the 70s and 80s. It’s streaming now on Netflix. Some things remain the same, some things are different. The new version is as charming and funny as its ancestor. Continue reading “One Day at a Time, season 1”

Review: La La Land

La La Land opens with a reference to Cinemascope and closes with a reference to Panavision. Everything in between is a love story to the musicals of the past filmed in Cinemascope and Panavision. Continue reading “Review: La La Land”

Look at the Arrival Visual Effects Secrets

Arrival released a visual effects video showing glimpses of how the film was made to look the way it does. Continue reading “Look at the Arrival Visual Effects Secrets”

Review: I Dream Too Much

I Dream Too Much is a coming of age story about 20-year-old Dora (Eden Brolin). I almost abandoned the immature but charming Dora in the first few minutes, but I held on. I was rewarded with a good story. Minor spoilers ahead.  Continue reading “Review: I Dream Too Much”

Review: I’ll See You in My Dreams

I’ll See You in My Dreams is a beautiful, tender story about age, friendship, love, life and heartbreak. A magnificent Blythe Danner leads the cast and appears in every scene. Continue reading “Review: I’ll See You in My Dreams”