Watch This: Trailer for Seeing Allred

Seeing Allred is a documentary about women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred. It details her lifelong struggle for women’s rights. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Seeing Allred”

Watch This: Trailer for Tully

Tully has all the right ingredients. Stars include Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston, and Mark Duplass. It’s written by Diablo Cody. Come on, people. This is going to be pure gold. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Tully”

Watch This: New Trailer for Red Sparrow

I’m not sure how I feel about Red Sparrow. It has Jennifer Lawrence in the starring role, but she doesn’t seem to be in control of her own destiny. Red Sparrow looks like male driven, violent drama to me. What do you think? Continue reading “Watch This: New Trailer for Red Sparrow”

Watch This: An Extended Trailer for Black Panther

Black Panther will be in theaters on February 15. This Marvel superhero flick has a fantastic cast. Continue reading “Watch This: An Extended Trailer for Black Panther”

Review: The Shape of Water

It’s fair to say I’m enthusiastic about The Shape of Water. This fantastical love story was beautiful and unique. Continue reading “Review: The Shape of Water”

Review: The Only Living Boy in New York

The Only Living Boy in New York looks like a love story at first glance. By the end it becomes clear it is a story about fathers and sons and about the loss of innocence. Continue reading “Review: The Only Living Boy in New York”

Watch This: Trailer for The Miracle Season

The Miracle Season is about 2011  the Iowa City West girls’ volleyball team. They took the state championship for the second year in a row. They did it after losing their star player Caroline “Line” Found and after losing their spirit to play without her. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for The Miracle Season”

Review: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, a documentary directed by David France, looks back at the death of one of the icons of the gay rights movement. Continue reading “Review: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson”

A Dozen Wonderful Films Directed by Women from 2017

I always preface these end of year lists with a disclaimer. I don’t see everything. I don’t subscribe to everything and I don’t go out to the theater weekly. Nobody is telling me what to see or paying me to go see things. I’m just watching what looks good to me. So, with that said, let me talk about 12 great films I saw in 2017 that were directed by women. Continue reading “A Dozen Wonderful Films Directed by Women from 2017”

Review: The Hero

The Hero stars Sam Elliott as the aging Western actor Lee Hayden. Sam Elliott is one of the few actors I consider sexy. If you’ve read anything on this blog before, you know that I seldom comment on how sexy some man or other is. But I do with Sam Elliott. Sam Elliott is one of the few actors who could make me watch a movie with a male lead character.  Spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: The Hero”