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”

Watch This: Trailer for Stefan Zweig, Farewell to Europe

Stefan Zweig, Farewell to Europe is from director Maria Schrader. Schrader wrote and directed this story of Stefan Zweig, the Austrian Jewish writer and his life while in exile from 1936 to 1942. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Stefan Zweig, Farewell to Europe”

Review: Divines

Divines is a high energy French film about teenagers in the Paris suburbs from first time director Houda Benyamina. Benyamina won the Golden Camera at Cannes last year, and the film was nominated Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language at the Golden Globes. Divines is now on Netflix. Continue reading “Review: Divines”

Review: Learning to Drive

Learning to Drive stars Patricia Clarkson as Wendy, a NYC book critic whose marriage ends abruptly. She’s always depended on her husband (Jake Weber) to do the driving. Continue reading “Review: Learning to Drive”

Review: The Dressmaker

Since 2015, when it was released, I’ve waited to see The Dressmaker. It had everything. A female director (Jocelyn Moorhouse). It’s based on a novel by a female writer (Rosalie Ham). It stars Kate Winslet and the wonderful Judy Davis. Continue reading “Review: The Dressmaker”

Review: Me, Myself and Her (Io e lei)

Me, Myself and Her (Io e lei in the original Italian) is a 2015 romance from Italy. It features two women in love, which some reviews I read consider a revolutionary idea for an Italian film. Continue reading “Review: Me, Myself and Her (Io e lei)”

Review: Around the Block

Around the Block is an Australian Hamlet story. It’s set in a Sydney high school where the students are mostly indigenous or Maori or Pacific Islanders. It’s beautiful and tragic and full of unforgettable images.  Beware the spoilers. Continue reading “Review: Around the Block”