Review: Learning to Drive

Learning to Drive stars Patricia Clarkson as Wendy, a NYC book critic whose marriage ends abruptly. She’s always depended on her husband (Jake Weber) to do the driving. Continue reading “Review: Learning to Drive”

20 Years After Buffy, What’s to Watch?

We all celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer last week. What can you watch now that compares? I’m sure you can come up with some ideas of your own. I’d love to hear about them in the comments. I’ll mention three of my favorites. Continue reading “20 Years After Buffy, What’s to Watch?”

Review: The Dressmaker

Since 2015, when it was released, I’ve waited to see The Dressmaker. It had everything. A female director (Jocelyn Moorhouse). It’s based on a novel by a female writer (Rosalie Ham). It stars Kate Winslet and the wonderful Judy Davis. Continue reading “Review: The Dressmaker”

The Time in Between (El tiempo entre costuras)

The Time in Between (El tiempo entre costuras in the original Spanish) is a sweeping drama from Spain. Sira Quiroga (Adriana Ugarte) begins her life as a dressmaker in Madrid just before the Spanish Civil War. She becomes part of history as circumstances compel her into spying for the British during WW II. Spoilers ahead. Continue reading “The Time in Between (El tiempo entre costuras)”

Review: I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore is a mix of dark comedy, crime drama, and gory thriller. It’s not one thing. It’s unique and quirky, even a bit of a mess. There are minor spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore”

Review: The White Helmets

The Netflix documentary short The White Helmets won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short in 2017. You can watch it now on Netflix. Let me rephrase that. You should watch it now on Netflix. Continue reading “Review: The White Helmets”

When We Rise

I don’t want to review When We Rise in the way I normally talk about a mini-series. Instead, I want to share some reflections on the events it dramatizes. Continue reading “When We Rise”