Watch This: Trailer for Mon Roi (My King)

Mon Roi, or My King in English, is a French film directed by Maïwenn, the 4th film from this director. Maïwenn also wrote the screenplay.

Vincent Cassel and Emmanuelle Bercot star as the couple in the film. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Mon Roi (My King)”

Review: The Truth about Emanuel

The Truth about Emanuel is a surreal film, written and directed by Francesca Gregorini. I watched it all with interest, so I obviously found it worth watching. It isn’t a great film, but it drags you into its unhinged world. It’s about madness and grief, wounded healers and magic. Continue reading “Review: The Truth about Emanuel”

Watch This: Trailer for Absolutely Fabulous the Movie

The British comedy series Absolutely Fabulous is now a movie. It will open in theaters the US on July 22. Be ready to go, sweetie darling.

Absolutely Fabulous reunites Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as the iconic Edina and Patsy along with the rest of the original cast that includes Julia Sawalha as Saffy, Jane Horrocks as Bubble and June Whitfield as Mother. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Absolutely Fabulous the Movie”

Review: All About E

Australian writer and director Louise Wadley brings us All About E, a story about an Arabic-Australian woman and her efforts to figure out her life. This effort includes losing love because of being closeted to her family, having lots of sex as a very cool DJ, absconding with a bag of money for a long road trip from Sydney to Wollongong, and finding love again.

Spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: All About E”

Watch This: Trailer for Maggie’s Plan

Maggie’s Plan has a great cast, a female writer and director, and a plot idea that seems original in concept.

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Review: Echo Park

Echo Park is Sophia’s (Mamie Gummer) story. We find her at a point in her life when she questions everything, she shakes up everything, and she turns a 180 on the way she’s been living.

There are spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Echo Park”

Watch This: Trailer for A Light Beneath Their Feet

A Light Beneath Their Feet stars Taryn Manning and Madison Davenport as mother and daughter in a coming-of-age drama about a family coping with bipolar disorder. Also featured is Carter Mark Jenkins as young Beth’s love interest. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for A Light Beneath Their Feet”

Review: Hateship Loveship

Hateship Loveship is an 2014 independent film starring Kristen Wiig as the slightly odd woman Johanna Parry. It’s a tale about love and trust as it unfolds in the life of the strange off-kilter Johanna.

Also featured in the film are Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sami Gayle, Christine Lahti, and Nick Nolte. Continue reading “Review: Hateship Loveship”

Review: The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom

The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom is such a catchy title, I couldn’t resist giving the film a try. It was charming and touching and quite satisfying.

The 2012 Canadian film was written and directed by Tara Johns, who said that the idea for the story came from her mother’s relationship with Joni Mitchell. When her mother told her Joni Mitchell had given up a child for adoption, the wheels began to turn. The film is set in 1976. Continue reading “Review: The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom”

Reflections on Series 2 of Happy Valley

Series 2 of Happy Valley is over on BBC One, and has been available on Netflix and iTunes for several days. I assume those interested in the show have taken the time needed to watch all 6 episodes either in the UK or in the US.

I wanted to share some overall thoughts and things I didn’t get into the individual episode reviews about series 2. Continue reading “Reflections on Series 2 of Happy Valley”