Women Talking, the choices are not easy
Women Talking, written and directed by Sarah Polley, based on a book by Miriam Toews, looks at the decision making process among a group of Mennonite women who lived in a remote colony in Bolivia. When it comes to stories about empowered women taking control of their own destiny, this is an outstanding one.
Review: The French Dispatch, a visual tribute to the written word
The French Dispatch, from director Wes Anderson, brings a sumptuous feast of visual images, coupled with an all star cast, to a tale about a magazine. The magazine is The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun. This American magazine, published in France, brought news of the world back to the homeland.
Nomadland: real people, real lives
Nomadland from director Chloé Zhao fits neatly with her previous work. She finds a story to tell and uses real people and their real lives to tell it. You can watch this one streaming on Hulu.
Watch This: Trailer for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri looks so good. So good. It stars Frances McDormand in a part that if it wasn’t written for her, it should have been. It promises to be wonderful, if the trailer can be believed.
Watch This: Olive Kitteridge
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, is a wonderful book – it won the Pulitzer. Olive is a stern New Englander, an aging former school teacher, and one of the best characters to ever inhabit the pages of a book. I cannot think of anyone more perfect to play her than Frances McDormand. If I were envisioning […]