Watch This: Trailer for Stefan Zweig, Farewell to Europe

Stefan Zweig, Farewell to Europe is from director Maria Schrader. Schrader wrote and directed this story of Stefan Zweig, the Austrian Jewish writer and his life while in exile from 1936 to 1942. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Stefan Zweig, Farewell to Europe”

Review: Divines

Divines is a high energy French film about teenagers in the Paris suburbs from first time director Houda Benyamina. Benyamina won the Golden Camera at Cannes last year, and the film was nominated Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language at the Golden Globes. Divines is now on Netflix. Continue reading “Review: Divines”

Review: Greenfingers

Imagine my delight when I cranked up Amazon Video and saw two Helen Mirren films sitting there side by side. Greenfingers from 2000 looked like a bit of fluff. Eye in the Sky from 2015 looked dead serious. I went with fluff. Continue reading “Review: Greenfingers”

Watch This: Trailer for Get Out

What is this Get Out film that is setting box office records? I hadn’t even heard of it and suddenly it was everywhere. I took a look at the trailer to find out more. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Get Out”

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”

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”

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”