Brain Dump: Secret City, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, and Dietland

This brain dump will regale you with thoughts on the Australian TV series Secret City, the documentary film Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, and the AMC series Dietland. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Secret City, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, and Dietland”

Watch This: Two Trailers for The House with a Clock in Its Walls

The House with a Clock in Its Walls looks like a total fun romp. It stars Cate Blanchett and Jack Black as a witch and a warlock in a big creepy house with a ticking heart. Continue reading “Watch This: Two Trailers for The House with a Clock in Its Walls”

Review: Sunday’s Illness (La enfermedad del domingo)

Sunday’s Illness (La enfermedad del domingo) is a Spanish film currently streaming on Netflix. It’s the exquisitely beautiful and exquisitely painful story of a woman who searches out her mother 30 years after her mother abandoned her. Continue reading “Review: Sunday’s Illness (La enfermedad del domingo)”

Review: Brain on Fire

Brain on Fire is the true story of Susannah Cahalan, who underwent a frightening series of physical and behavioral changes at the age of 24. She was a reporter at the New York Post and should have been at the peak of her health and working hard to advance her career. Continue reading “Review: Brain on Fire”

Review: To Each, Her Own (Les goûts et les couleurs)

To Each, Her Own (Les goûts et les couleurs) is a French film now on Netflix. I found the main character irritating in numerous ways, but stuck with it to the end to see what she would finally do. What she finally did was irritating, too. Continue reading “Review: To Each, Her Own (Les goûts et les couleurs)”

Watch This: Trailer for The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give is based on Angie Thomas’ best-selling novel of the same name. Amandla Stenberg stars as Starr Carter, a high school girl who watches her friend shot by the police. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for The Hate U Give”

Watch This: Trailer for Skate Kitchen

Skate Kitchen from talented young writer/director Crystal Moselle is the story of a group of female skateboarders. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Skate Kitchen”

Brain Dump: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Set it Up, and The Bold Type

In this brain dump I’m disgorging tidbits about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Set it Up, and The Bold Type. One’s to binge watch, one’s a movie, and one’s a series on Freeform. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Set it Up, and The Bold Type”

Review: Manhattan Night

Manhattan Night from 2016 is now streaming on Amazon Video and other sources. I’ve wanted to see it since it first came out because it has Jennifer Beals. Continue reading “Review: Manhattan Night”

Review: Ocean’s 8

I’ve seen the other Ocean’s movies. What I remember about them is there was a heist and the actors seemed to have a wonderful time. That’s also what I’ll remember about Ocean’s 8. There was a heist and the actors seemed to have a wonderful time. They had a good time, so the audience did, too. It was infectious. Continue reading “Review: Ocean’s 8”