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”

Watch This: Trailer for Miss Sloane

Jessica Chastain stars in Miss Sloane, a political drama about a powerful Washington lobbyist. The story deals with gun control lobbying, a topic the creators thought would be important in the election. The election turned out differently from what anyone expected, but that’s no reason to stop celebrating what looks like a boffo performance from the women in Miss Sloane. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Miss Sloane”

Review: The Crown

Netflix’s 10 part drama The Crown makes the the first years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign a human tale of love and sacrifice. And it makes very clear that being the Queen of English is a terrible job to be stuck with. Continue reading “Review: The Crown”

Review: Interstellar

Interstellar is a space adventure about time, space and the power of love to cross dimensions. The main character, Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) is a pilot who sets off on a mission he believes will save earth and his two children.

Mild spoilers ahead.

The film starts on a dying earth subject to massive dust storms. Cooper is a former pilot, now a farmer living with his two kids. The kids are Murph (Mackenzie Foy) and Tom (Timothée Chalamet). They live on a farm growing hundreds of acres of corn. That’s the only thing that will still grow on earth. Cooper’s father (John Lithgow) lives with them. Young Murph has a brilliant mind. Together Cooper and Murph puzzle out a mysterious anomaly that leads them to a secret NASA installation headed by Professor Brand (Michael Caine). The professor’s daughter, simply called Brand, is played by Anne Hathaway. Brand is another scientist. Continue reading “Review: Interstellar”