Review: The Light of the Moon

The Light of the Moon is real and powerful and brilliantly acted and written. The film begins when Bonnie (Stephanie Beatriz) is raped on her way home from a night out with friends. The Light of the Moon shows her struggle to cope. Continue reading “Review: The Light of the Moon”

Review: Thelma

Thelma was Norway’s submission for the Foreign Language Film Award of the 90th Annual Academy Awards. It’s received worldwide nominations for everything from acting to cinematography to directing to music. For all its glory, I don’t think it’s a mainstream film I recommend to everybody. There are spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Thelma”

Review: Fair Game

I find it interesting that 2010’s Fair Game is back on Netflix now as a trending selection. This is the true story of how the George W. Bush administration used disinformation and the outing of one of their own CIA operatives in the run-up to the Iraq war. Continue reading “Review: Fair Game”

Review: A Million Happy Nows

A Million Happy Nows is a love story with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. As grim as that can be in real life, this is a warm story with a relatively happy ending. There are spoilers in this review. Continue reading “Review: A Million Happy Nows”

Thrilled by my local library in #DirectedbyWomen month

When I learned about the #DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party throughout September 2018, I went to my local library branch and talked to them. They have a lot of DVDs to borrow. They didn’t have them in the database with a category for the gender of the director. But they were interested in celebrating women directors. Continue reading “Thrilled by my local library in #DirectedbyWomen month”

Watch This: Trailer for Where Hands Touch

Where Hands Touch, the latest from writer and director Amma Asante, tells the story of a bi-racial teen struggling to survive in Nazi Germany. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Where Hands Touch”

Watch This: Trailer for Intelligent Lives

Intelligent Lives follows the story of three three young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie. They challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Intelligent Lives”

Review: The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle gut punched me when I read it about 10 years ago. It’s now a film. As a film, it still conveys the emotional wreckage of a dysfunctional family upbringing in vivid ways. Continue reading “Review: The Glass Castle”

Review: Like Father

Like Father is a heartwarming story about a father and daughter reconnecting 20 years after he abandoned her. It stars Kelsey Grammer and Kristen Bell. Continue reading “Review: Like Father”

Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

The Netflix original To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before leads us on a journey we haven’t taken before. Not because the story is unusual. Because the cast is unusual. Continue reading “Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”