The Post taps into the modern political situation like it was 1971. I don’t know how filmmakers tap into the zeitgeist of a particular moment with films like The Post that take months or years to make, but they do it again and again. Continue reading “Review: The Post”
Miss Meadows stars Katie Holmes in an eccentric and weirdly wonderful story about a prim and proper murderer. It’s one of the most delightful things I’ve seen: full of surprises and improbable in every way. Continue reading “Review: Miss Meadows”
Becks is a story about a musician who searches for love, struggles with life, and writes poetic, beautiful songs. It’s based on the life of Allyssa Robbins, who wrote the original songs used in the film. Continue reading “Review: Becks”
Outside In is from the minds of writers Jay Duplass and Lynn Shelton. Jay Duplass stars with Edie Falco and Lynn Shelton directs. It’s about an ex-con who gets out of prison and forms an intense bond with his former high school teacher. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Outside In”
Wonderstruck has been on my radar for quite a while. I like the director Todd Haynes past work very much, especially Carol and Far From Heaven. His films have such a distinctive artistic look that the mere looking becomes almost as important as the story. Continue reading “Review: Wonderstruck”
It’s two for the price of one today, with a theme to set your blood pumping.
Feeling the need for a good vicarious scare? Need to be horrified? Two upcoming films will help you with that. They are Unsane and Hereditary. Claire Foy and Toni Collette head the two films, which should be enough recommendation for most fans of these brilliant actors.
Continue reading “Watch This: Unsane and Hereditary will Give you a Good Scare”
Trailers are showing up for the July release of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Here’s a spot from the Grammys and a regular release trailer. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailers for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”
Fun Mom Dinner was a female bonding experience. It’s a simple but fun story starring women and written and directed by women. If you need a bit of relief from the stresses of life, don’t get drunk or stoned. Watch Fun Mom Dinner. They get stoned and drunk so you don’t have to. Continue reading “Review: Fun Mom Dinner”
Unrest is Jennifer Brea’s story. She’s a victim of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). But it isn’t just Jennifer’s story. She finds a way to connect with other sufferers from around the globe and document their stories, too. Continue reading “Review: Unrest”
Seeing Allred is a documentary about women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred. It details her lifelong struggle for women’s rights. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Seeing Allred”