Review: Nightmare Alley – what a cast!

Nightmare Alley is like a gigantic, room-sized painting of a film noir. Big, beautiful, and flat. It’s gorgeous to look at, and the cast is all top drawer, but the film is too long and dry as dust. You can stream it on HBO Max.

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Review: Don’t Look Up. Wait, do look up!

Don’t Look Up is a laugh-out-loud satire about real events that haven’t happened yet. It’s true but painfully so. It paints a portrait of a society gone mad and a world hurtling toward doom. In other words, it’s us right now.

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Review: Stateless

Stateless shines a light on the plight of people detained in immigration centers. It shows how these inhumane places destroy families and lives. It’s based on true events in Australia.

Stateless, created by Tony Ayres, Cate Blanchett, and Elise McCredie, tells a multilayered story. There are many characters, I’ll give you a glimpse into only a few.

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Review: Mrs. America, episodes 1-3

Mrs. America is the history of the struggle over the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the 1970s. The first 3 episodes dropped as a bunch on April 15, with the remaining episodes coming on Wednesdays until all 9 episodes have aired. The series runs on FX/Hulu.

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Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Where’d You Go, Bernadette is based on a novel I really enjoyed by Maria Semple. It’s impossible to have loved the novel and not be annoyed by the film.

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Review: This Changes Everything

I know you’ve seen the statistics from This Changes Everything about the percentage of women in front of and behind the camera before. But This Changes Everything takes you inside the story. It lets in you in on the struggle to count the data, check the boxes, and fight the fight.

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Watch This: Trailer for Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Where’d You Go, Bernadette is based on the 2012 best seller by Maria Semple. I absolutely loved the book and am wondering how in the world it’s been adapted into a screenplay.

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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: 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

Watch This: Trailer for Ocean’s 8

The Ocean’s 8 trailer is here! Just in case you don’t know what the Ocean’s films are about, here’s the synopsis for this version: “A criminal mastermind and seven other female thieves try to pull off the heist of the century at New York’s annual Met Gala.” Continue Reading: Watch This: Trailer for Ocean’s 8