Review: The Bookshop

The Bookshop, from Catalan director Isabel Coixet, is so very, very English that the emotional life of the characters is buried deep. Almost no action and an unnecessary voice over explaining things make this an unusual but ultimately moving film.

Continue reading “Review: The Bookshop”
Advertisements

Review: The Party

The Party brings a dysfunctional collection of people who know each other’s secrets into the same room. It’s a wild and wonderful thing to watch.

Continue reading “Review: The Party”

Review: Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects is dark and progressively more frightening as the 8 episode HBO mini series rolls. It’s full of brilliant performances built around a slowly revealed mystery.

Continue reading “Review: Sharp Objects”

Watch This: Trailer for House of Cards, the final season

I confess, I stopped watching House of Cards when Trump was elected. It was all too much with a real-life horrible man in the White House and a character no better than him at the top of House of Cards. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for House of Cards, the final season”

Review: Learning to Drive

Learning to Drive stars Patricia Clarkson as Wendy, a NYC book critic whose marriage ends abruptly. She’s always depended on her husband (Jake Weber) to do the driving. Continue reading “Review: Learning to Drive”