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”

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”

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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Watch This: Trailer for Beatriz at Dinner

Want to watch a wealthy white man make an ass of himself? Not the one on the news – the one played so accurately by John Lithgow in Beatriz at Dinner. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Beatriz at Dinner”

Review: The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden tells a familiar story to followers of writer Sarah Waters and her novel Fingersmith. That version of the story was made into a film called Fingersmith, set in Victorian England. Continue reading “Review: The Handmaiden”