Review: Difret

In Amharic, the word Difret means courage. This film about a 14 year old Ethiopian girl and the young female lawyer who represents her tells a true story of courage and the right to be free. Continue reading “Review: Difret”

Brain Dump: Thursday Nights on ABC

I haven’t done a brain dump in a while. My definition of a brain dump is sharing a few thoughts about several things at once. This time it’s Thursday night on ABC with Grey’s Anatomy, Notorious and How to Get Away with Murder on my mind. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Thursday Nights on ABC”

Review: 13th

13th is a documentary written and directed by Ava DuVernay. It looks at how America came to be the country with the most incarcerated people on the planet and how institutional and societal systems keep it that way. Continue reading “Review: 13th”

Review: Larry Crowne

I saw Larry Crowne back in 2011 when it was first released. I remembered enjoying it. When it showed up on Netflix I watched it again. I enjoyed it just as much the second time. Continue reading “Review: Larry Crowne”

Watch This: Trailer and Clip for The Man in the High Castle season 2

The Man in the High Castle season 2 begins on Amazon December 16, which is after the election. No matter how the election turns out, season 2 will take us on a journey into “the normalization of evil.” It’s a subject America needs to study right now for its relevance to our current political climate. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer and Clip for The Man in the High Castle season 2”

Review: Burn Burn Burn

Burn Burn Burn is a 2015 British comedy directed by Chanya Button. It’s an offbeat road trip orchestrated by a dead man that takes our two heroines all over the UK before it’s finished. Continue reading “Review: Burn Burn Burn”

Watch This: Trailer for Jackie

When it happened back in 1963, it was all about LBJ and Lee Harvey Oswald and John John’s salute at the funeral. Jackie was just there, looking sad and beautiful, an accessory. The new biopic Jackie with Natalie Portman playing Jacqueline Kennedy is out to fill in the gaps in the story. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Jackie”

Review: Ghost Town

Ghost Town from 2008 is a comedy that slipped past me when it came out. It recently caught my eye on Netflix and I found it good for a lot of laughs. Continue reading “Review: Ghost Town”

Review: Luke Cage

Sweet Christmas but Luke Cage is good. This Marvel comic book come to life is dramatic theater and thrilling action. It’s populated with thoughtful goodness and evil greed. It’s a love song to Harlem, black history, and black lives matter. There are some spoilers ahead, so beware. Continue reading “Review: Luke Cage”

Review: The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 was the only one of the series I missed seeing in the theaters. It’s been a long wait for it to reach a streaming service, but it is at last on Amazon Prime. This film seemingly ends the saga of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her quest to save the world. Continue reading “Review: The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2”