Review: Deidra & Laney Rob a Train

Deidra & Laney Rob a Train is a fanciful and improbable story about two teens who resort to train robbery when their mother is incarcerated. Continue reading “Review: Deidra & Laney Rob a Train”

Watch This: Trailer for A Quiet Passion about Emily Dickinson

I can’t tell you exactly how many Emily Dickinson poems I know by heart, but it’s a big number. I’ve read and reread and recited her poetry all my life. Now there’s a film about her life called A Quiet Passion starring Cynthia Nixon as the poet. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for A Quiet Passion about Emily Dickinson”

Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife

I saw The Zookeeper’s Wife on opening weekend at the earliest matinee. The theater was packed! I didn’t hear any sobbing, but, frankly, I felt like sobbing uncontrollably several times during the film. That doesn’t mean it was a bad film. The Zookeeper’s Wife was a very good film. Continue reading “Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife”

Watch This: Trailer for Queen of the Desert about Gertrude Bell

The intrepid adventurer Gertrude Bell will be played by Nicole Kidman in Queen of the Desert. Gertrude Bell was traveler, writer, archaeologist, cartographer, explorer, and spy for the British Empire at the dawn of the 20th century.
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Review: To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters

To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters is a look into the Brontë family life during the time when the three Brontë sisters – Charlotte, Emily and Anne – began publishing their writing. It was also the time when their brother Branwell’s drinking and profligate ways brought disaster to their home life. Continue reading “Review: To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters”

Review: A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom was beautifully, lovingly directed by Amma Asante. It’s based on a true story about an African prince and the Englishwoman he married. David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star. Continue reading “Review: A United Kingdom”

Grace and Frankie Season 3 is the Best Yet

Grace and Frankie season 3 is the best yet. It fine tunes relationships and how they work – or don’t work. It’s hilarious, it’s heartfelt, and it’s true to life. Continue reading “Grace and Frankie Season 3 is the Best Yet”

Watch This: Trailer for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri looks so good. So good. It stars Frances McDormand in a part that if it wasn’t written for her, it should have been. It promises to be wonderful, if the trailer can be believed. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”