Persuasion, modern sense and sensibility applied to Austen
Persuasion, based on the 1818 novel by Jane Austen, is a treatment of this tale made modern with techniques such as Bridgerton style characters of color, Fleabag style breaking of the fourth wall, and dialog straight out of pop culture.
Cha Cha Real Smooth, a journey to adulthood
Cha Cha Real Smooth was written and directed by Cooper Raiff, who also played the lead role as Andrew. Andrew was always falling in love. He thought he had about 1200 soul mates. At the moment when we meet him in this film he’s falling in love with Domino (Dakota Johnson), the gorgeous mother of […]
Review: The Nowhere Inn. It’s absurd.
The Nowhere Inn is a movie about making a documentary about a rock star. It was written by Carrie Brownstein and St. Vincent, who both play themselves in this movie about making a movie.
Review: The Lost Daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal directs
The Lost Daughter takes an intimate and unflinching look at the contradictions and imperfections of motherhood. Maggie Gyllenhaal wrote and directed this touching and disturbing film based on a novel by Elena Ferrante. It’s Gyllenhaal’s first time directing. You can see it on Netflix.
The High Note definitely sparks joy
The High Note tells the warm and inspiring story of Maggie (Dakota Johnson), an aspiring music producer. Maggie works as a personal assistant for the pop diva Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross).
Review: The Peanut Butter Falcon
The Peanut Butter Falcon puts a fleeing young man with Down Syndrome, a fleeing small time crook, and a care home worker into an adventure about coming of age, finding your chosen family, and floating down river on a raft. There are some minor spoilers ahead.
Watch This: Trailer for Book Club
Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, and Mary Steenburgen! Hell, I don’t even care what the movie is. Okay. The movie is called Book Club. It’s about a fairly stodgy book club that decides to read Fifty Shades of Grey.