Now for an entirely unrelated rant

I’m working on a review of The Politician. Here’s a screen grab that I plan to use in it.

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Review: Molly’s Game

Molly’s Game from 2017 is streaming on Netflix and several other services. I watched it and I really enjoyed it! If you haven’t seen it yet, I suggest you take a look.

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Review: Woman Walks Ahead

Woman Walks Ahead is based on a true story about New York City painter Catherine Weldon. She went to the Dakotas and painted a portrait of the Sioux Chieftain Sitting Bull. Parts of the story are true, parts are not. Overall I found the events improbable in the way they were told, but there’s no denying that the artist and the warrior met and paintings were done.

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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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Review: Miss Sloane

Miss Sloane is a story about guns and gun control. Only in the United States could a story like this be told. Every other country in the world has better sense where guns are concerned. Continue reading “Review: Miss Sloane”

Watch This: Trailer for Molly’s Game

Molly’s Game looks like a female-powered delight. I’m ready to see it right now, but it won’t be released until November 22. Jessica Chastain plays Molly Bloom. The story is based on a real person, who seems exceptionally kickass. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Molly’s Game”

Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife

I saw The Zookeeper’s Wife on opening weekend at the earliest matinee. The theater was packed! I didn’t hear any sobbing, but, frankly, I felt like sobbing uncontrollably several times during the film. That doesn’t mean it was a bad film. The Zookeeper’s Wife was a very good film. Continue reading “Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife”

Watch This: Trailer for The Zookeeper’s Wife

The Zookeeper’s Wife is set in Poland in 1939, immediately after the Nazi invasion. A married couple, who are the zookeepers of the Warsaw Zoo, begin a kind of underground railway for escaping Jews, using the zoo to hide them. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for The Zookeeper’s Wife”

Watch This: Trailer for Miss Sloane

Jessica Chastain stars in Miss Sloane, a political drama about a powerful Washington lobbyist. The story deals with gun control lobbying, a topic the creators thought would be important in the election. The election turned out differently from what anyone expected, but that’s no reason to stop celebrating what looks like a boffo performance from the women in Miss Sloane. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Miss Sloane”

Review: Interstellar

Interstellar is a space adventure about time, space and the power of love to cross dimensions. The main character, Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) is a pilot who sets off on a mission he believes will save earth and his two children.

Mild spoilers ahead.

The film starts on a dying earth subject to massive dust storms. Cooper is a former pilot, now a farmer living with his two kids. The kids are Murph (Mackenzie Foy) and Tom (Timothée Chalamet). They live on a farm growing hundreds of acres of corn. That’s the only thing that will still grow on earth. Cooper’s father (John Lithgow) lives with them. Young Murph has a brilliant mind. Together Cooper and Murph puzzle out a mysterious anomaly that leads them to a secret NASA installation headed by Professor Brand (Michael Caine). The professor’s daughter, simply called Brand, is played by Anne Hathaway. Brand is another scientist. Continue reading “Review: Interstellar”