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. Continue reading “Review: Miss Stevens”
The Innocents is one of the most beautiful and touching films I have ever seen. It’s set in 1945 Poland. A French doctor Mathilde Beaulieu (Lou de Laâge) is in Poland taking care of wounded French soldiers. She is called to a convent by a frantic nun. She discovers a number of pregnant nuns, all about to deliver. Continue reading “Review: The Innocents”
Juana Inés is a mini-series from Mexico. It tells the story of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a brilliant writer, poet, scholar, and nun who lived in Mexico City in the late 1600s. Juana Inés is a beautiful retelling of her life and achievements. Continue reading “Review: Juana Inés”
When We Rise is an 8 hour mini-series to air on ABC on four nights. When We Rise tells the story of the LGBTQ rights movement, tracking key figures from their first days as activists to the present day. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for When We Rise”
About Scout is a warm-hearted story about family, friendship and acceptance set in the most harrowing of circumstances. Spoilers ahead.
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Darby Stanchfield is moving herself into the director’s chair. She’s normally in front of the camera in Scandal. In this short 6 part web series, Scandal: Gladiator Wanted, the Scandal team is looking for a new Gladiator, and Darby Stanchfield is directing.
You can view the series any time on abc.com. Continue reading “Darby Stanchfield Directs Scandal: Gladiator Wanted Web Series”
Jasper Jones is an Australian mystery starring Toni Collette, Levi Miller and Aaron L. McGrath in a tale compared to To Kill a Mockingbird for its racial underpinnings. It’s a murder mystery which uncovers the overt and covert racism in the 1960s Western Australia. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Jasper Jones”
One Day at a Time is a new imagining of the long-running series of the same name from the 70s and 80s. It’s streaming now on Netflix. Some things remain the same, some things are different. The new version is as charming and funny as its ancestor. Continue reading “One Day at a Time, season 1”
I Dream Too Much is a coming of age story about 20-year-old Dora (Eden Brolin). I almost abandoned the immature but charming Dora in the first few minutes, but I held on. I was rewarded with a good story. Minor spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: I Dream Too Much”
Belle tells the story of a mixed-race woman raised as an aristocrat in 18th Century England. The political overtones of the story are as relevant today as they were then. Continue reading “Review: Belle”