International Falls, another example of the value of indie films
International Falls is a painfully tender indie film about a failing comic and a wanna be comic who meet in a hotel bar in International Falls, Minnesota. They spend two fateful days together. It’s one of those quiet stories that feels completely honest and real.
Spontaneous – a big blowup
Spontaneous is a little bit of everything. It’s horror-lite and philosophy-lite. There’s comedy, sci-fi, coming of age romance, and the mysteries of life and death. It’s streaming on Prime and several other streamers.
Review: Transparent: Musicale Finale
Transparent: Musicale Finale takes a grieving Pfefferman family on a journey toward healing with music, Jewish traditions, and some truly bizarre turns of fantasy.
Review: Fun Mom Dinner
Fun Mom Dinner was a female bonding experience. It’s a simple but fun story starring women and written and directed by women. If you need a bit of relief from the stresses of life, don’t get drunk or stoned. Watch Fun Mom Dinner. They get stoned and drunk so you don’t have to.
Review: Transparent, Season 4
Transparent took a trip to Israel in season 4. The Pfefferman clan continues to struggle with issues of identity, gender, sexuality, trauma, family, belonging, and home. Beware the spoilers.
Review: Miss Stevens
Miss Stevens is a surprising indie about a teacher and 3 students who go to a drama competition. Lily Rabe stars as Miss Stevens, the teacher.
Review: Transparent Season 3
Transparent season 3 dives deeper in the the hearts of the Pfefferman clan than we have gone before with this series. After much thrashing about, some of these unhappy and broken people are starting to get a grip. Just barely. There are some season 3 spoilers ahead.
Transparent was fascinating and compelling. I watched it all the first weekend it was out on Amazon Prime. It’s a coming out story for the character brilliantly played by Jeffrey Tambor. I’ll try to review it without giving away too many surprises that can’t be gleaned from simply watching the trailer. The review has some […]