Promising Young Woman, a revenge story like no other

Promising Young Woman is a brilliant new treatment of the revenge movie. It’s fresh and funny and barbed and full of heart. A masterwork. Written and directed by Emerald Fennell, the film is available to rent on Prime Video.

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The Dig unearths an Anglo Saxon treasure

The Dig is based on a true story about the excavation of an Anglo Saxon era ship from a mound on an English manor. The site was Sutton Hoo. The story is set in 1938 against the background of impending war. It’s on Netflix.

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Brain Dump: Collateral, Rise, For the People

Welcome to the scattered thoughts swirling around on the way out of my head in what I charmingly call a brain dump. This edition will talk about Collateral, Rise, and For the People. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Collateral, Rise, For the People”

Review: Mudbound

Mudbound grabs you from the first moments and won’t let go. It twists you up, wrings you breathless, and spits you out gasping. Finally, whew, finally, it shows you a break in the cloudy skies to let in a beam of sunshine. Continue reading “Review: Mudbound”

Watch This: Trailer for Mudbound

Mudbound is the latest from director Dee Rees. It’s the story of two families – one black, one white – bound uneasily together on the muddy farmland of the Mississippi Delta during the Jim Crow era. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Mudbound”

Watch This: New Preview for Suffragette

Suffragette will premier in the U.S. in late October. It’s premiering in early October in the U.K. at the London Film Festival. There’s a new preview available.

The film deals with the battle for women’s right to vote in late 19th and early 20th Century in England.  Suffragette stars Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep. Mulligan plays Maud, a wife and working mother who joins a group fighting to secure the right to vote for women. The group’s now-famous leader Emmeline Pankhurst is played by Streep. Continue reading “Watch This: New Preview for Suffragette”

Watch This: Trailer for Suffragette

Suffragette boasts a dream cast including Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson and Romola Garai in a story about the early British suffrage movement. Meryl Streep plays the leader of the Suffragettes Emmeline Pankhurst. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Suffragette”