Cadillac Records is a 2008 film that I just found on Netflix. It’s set in the 1950s in Chicago where a young Polish immigrant named Leonard Chess (Adrien Brody) opened a recording studio and started promoting the music of Black blues musicians. This fictionalized biopic remains interesting, largely because the music is timeless.Continue Reading: Cadillac Records, the music goes on
Jeffrey Donovan and KaDee Strickland return as Charlie and Linda Haverford in season 2 of Shut Eye. The series about con artists and scammers is a Hulu Original. Continue Reading: Review: Shut Eye, season 2
Shut Eye, a Hulu original series, is one of the more creative and surprising things I’ve seen in a while. Everything about it is unexpected. Continue Reading: Review: Shut Eye, season 1
Fort Bliss is a film about what it means to be a soldier, to serve in the Army. It was written, directed, and produced by Claudia Myers.
Spoilers ahead. Continue Reading: Review: Fort Bliss
Men go off to war and women support them and their country by staying at home, taking care of the kids, taking care of the house, and being there with love when the soldier returns. That’s what women do.
But when the soldier is a woman, a man may not do the same for family and country. A man may resent being the one who has to take care of things at home, raise the kids, do what women have done since forever. And a 5 year old son may grow away from his mother completely in 15 months of absence, especially if the parent remaining at home isn’t encouraging him to stay connected to his absent parent.
Fort Bliss is about a female army medic who serves 15 months in Afghanistan. The medic is played by Michelle Monaghan. Also starring in the film are Ron Livingston, Pablo Schreiber, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Dash Mihok and Oakes Fegley as the medic’s son.
As the medic struggles to reconnect with her son, she’s faced with the possibility of redeployment. Take a look at the trailer.
The film was written, directed and produced by Claudia Myers. It opens in September in theaters and will be available on demand at the same time.
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