She Said, going public with charges of sexual abuse
She Said tells the story of the work done at the New York Times to expose the history of Harvey Weinstein as a sexual predator. It’s a powerful look at the work and effort that went into preparing the story and making it public.
The Last Movie Stars, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward
The Last Movie Stars from director Ethan Hawke is a love letter to two Hollywood icons, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. But it’s more than an exploration of this famous couple and their lives together. It’s a look at Hollywood history for the last 60 or 70 years, crammed with stars from both then and […]
The Kindness of Strangers moves slowly toward survival
The Kindness of Strangers is a slow moving story of one woman’s escape from an abuser. Zoe Kazan plays the woman. She took her two sons and fled in the middle of the night. What happened when she reached New York City forms the story. There are some spoilers ahead. The film is on Prime […]
Review: The Big Sick
The Big Sick, with the worst title ever inflicted on a movie, is a sweet and charming love story. One of the characters does get sick in the middle of the story. Beware the spoilers.
Watch This: Trailer for Our Brand is Crisis
You’ve probably seen the trailer for Our Brand is Crisis 15 times on your TV already, because it’s heavily promoted there. I wanted to mention it and include the trailer here because it looks interesting. It’s interesting because it stars Sandra Bullock in a role written for a man. A great move by the film’s […]