Review: Blue Jay

Blue Jay is an indie from the Duplass brothers. When you see the Duplass name on a film, you know it’s going to be a little different. Not in a bad way. Just not the usual fare. Blue Jay is like that. Continue reading “Review: Blue Jay”

Watch This: Trailer for The Hero

Sam Elliott stars as an aging actor diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in The Hero. He tries to reconcile with his estranged daughter (Krysten Ritter) while striking up a new relationship with a young woman (Laura Prepon). Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for The Hero”

Mary Kills People, S1 E1 “Bloody Mary”

Canadian series Mary Kills People is now playing in the US on LifetimeTV on Sunday nights. This is a recap of the first episode of the 6 episode first season. Continue reading “Mary Kills People, S1 E1 “Bloody Mary””

Watch This: Trailer for The Beguiled

The only thing I remember about the first The Beguiled is that Clint Eastwood was in it. I wouldn’t even guarantee that memory. Now there’s a new The Beguiled directed by Sophia Coppola that promises to be a more female version of the story. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for The Beguiled”

A #HappyValleyTV hashtag Would be Welcome: What do you Think?

I use the hashtag #HappyValley on Twitter to see what people are saying about Happy Valley, the master work from Sally Wainwright.

Every time I do, the Twitter timeline is full of conversation about real places called Happy Valley. You have to sift through all that to find tweets about the TV show Happy Valley.

Why don’t we all agree to change the hashtag? #HappyValleyTV would work, wouldn’t it? Only two more characters, yet distinct from the tweets about actual places. We just have to publicize the idea enough that all the Happy Valley fans pick up on it.

Do you like the idea? Will you help spread the word if you do?

Review: Tracks

I’ve had the Australian film Tracks in my watch list on Netflix for quite some time. I finally watched it and I’m very glad I did. It’s an amazing film based on a true adventure. Continue reading “Review: Tracks”

Review: Ithaca, from first time director Meg Ryan

Ithaca is one of those women’s movies I’m always looking for. With Meg Ryan stepping up to her first ever directing role and several important positions behind the scenes filled by women, I had to watch it. Continue reading “Review: Ithaca, from first time director Meg Ryan”

Review: Raising Victor Vargas

Raising Victor Vargas is a 2002 indie about a hormonal teen from New York’s Lower East Side. It’s populated with young, inexperienced actors who muscle their way through the story with raw talent and sheer instinct.
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