Drew Barrymore Joins the Zombies in Santa Clarita Diet

Netflix has a new 10 part take on the zombie phenomena in Santa Clarita Diet. The series stars Drew Barrymore and Tymothy Olyphant. The preview looks crazy funny, with a new twist on the popular zombie theme. Continue reading “Drew Barrymore Joins the Zombies in Santa Clarita Diet”

Review: Fatima

Fatima is the story of a Moroccan woman living in France. She’s raising her two daughters on her own. Fatima (Soria Zeroual, in her first ever role) speaks and writes only Arabic. Her French isn’t very good, even after years of living there. Continue reading “Review: Fatima”

Watch This: Trailer for Jasper Jones

Jasper Jones is an Australian mystery starring Toni Collette, Levi Miller and Aaron L. McGrath in a tale compared to To Kill a Mockingbird for its racial underpinnings. It’s a murder mystery which uncovers the overt and covert racism in the 1960s Western Australia. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Jasper Jones”

Review: La La Land

La La Land opens with a reference to Cinemascope and closes with a reference to Panavision. Everything in between is a love story to the musicals of the past filmed in Cinemascope and Panavision. Continue reading “Review: La La Land”

Review: I Dream Too Much

I Dream Too Much is a coming of age story about 20-year-old Dora (Eden Brolin). I almost abandoned the immature but charming Dora in the first few minutes, but I held on. I was rewarded with a good story. Minor spoilers ahead.  Continue reading “Review: I Dream Too Much”

Review: I’ll See You in My Dreams

I’ll See You in My Dreams is a beautiful, tender story about age, friendship, love, life and heartbreak. A magnificent Blythe Danner leads the cast and appears in every scene. Continue reading “Review: I’ll See You in My Dreams”

Review: Sister Cities

Sister Cities is an all-star Lifetime movie about 4 sisters and how they deal with the suicide of their mother. Continue reading “Review: Sister Cities”

Watch This: Trailer for Girls Lost

Girls Lost is a Swedish production. The title in Swedish is Pojkarna. It’s a story about coming of age, gender identity, gender roles, and friendship. Alexandra-Therese Keining wrote and directed the film, based on a YA novel by Jessica Schiefauer. Keining described the film as a “modern fairy tale.” Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Girls Lost”