Review: Strange Weather

I wanted to see Strange Weather because I’m a Holly Hunter fan. I wasn’t disappointed by Holly Hunter’s performance, but it was the women around her who brought her back from the brink of her grief and into a semblance of acceptance. Continue reading “Review: Strange Weather”

Review: Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold is anchored by a warm and loving conversation between Joan Didion and her nephew Griffin Dunne. It wanders from the present back through the decades of her life and work. Continue reading “Review: Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold”

Review: Flint

Flint is a Lifetime TV movie about the public health crisis in Flint, Michigan caused by unsafe drinking water. Before the movie aired, I saw criticisms saying that the movie would make it seem like everything was all right now, even though it isn’t. Well, the movie did not do that at all. Continue reading “Review: Flint”

Watch This: Trailer for Mudbound

Mudbound is the latest from director Dee Rees. It’s the story of two families – one black, one white – bound uneasily together on the muddy farmland of the Mississippi Delta during the Jim Crow era. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Mudbound”

Review: Amnesia

I keep stumbling onto movies with Sense8’s Max Riemelt. Amnesia is one of those. Amnesia is set on the glorious island of Ibiza, which is as much a character in the story as the people. Continue reading “Review: Amnesia”

Watch This: Trailer for Flint

Flint is about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan and the 4 women who brought it to national attention. It premiers Saturday Oct. 28 on Lifetime TV. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Flint”

Review: You’re Not You

You’re Not You is a tearjerker about a woman dying of ALS and how that affects the people around her. It’s predictable in many ways but it’s elevated by an excellent group of actors who create outstanding characters in this story about both living and dying. Continue reading “Review: You’re Not You”

Previews of Coming Attractions

I’ve got a bunch of previews for you today. I give you my capsule comments. I’d love to hear yours in the comments. Continue reading “Previews of Coming Attractions”

Review: OtherLife

OtherLife, a sci-fi flick from Australia, features Jessica De Gouw as brilliant scientist Ren Amari. It’s a story about memory, lived experience, and artificially created experience. Continue reading “Review: OtherLife”

Review: Megan Leavey

Megan Leavey is based on the true story of a female Marine and her bomb-sniffing dog Rex. It is in theaters now and available on Amazon Video. Continue reading “Review: Megan Leavey”