REVIEW: THE FATHER (2020)

“I saw it in his eyes — didn’t know who I was. It was like I was a stranger to him.” There’s something incredibly compelling about a story revolving around someone with dementia. The sadness, frustration, and anger that comes with someone whose mind is slowly betraying them. Still Alice and The Notebook have touched…

REVIEW: WANDER DARKLY (2020)

“And one for tomorrow…” The stories of a crumbling relationship are nothing new to cinema. However, there’s something so compelling about the examination of a relationship through the eyes of one, or both people involved. Wander Darkly, takes that intriguing storyline, and pairs it with a tragic event in the couple’s life. Wander Darkly tells…

REVIEW: PIECES OF A WOMAN (2020)

“We need —we need some justice here!” “No, you need. That is what you want. That is what you need. That is your way!” It’s incredibly hard when someone loses a loved one. But anytime a mother loses her baby, it hits even harder. Pieces of a Woman, tells the tale of a young couple,…

REVIEW: FATALE (2020)

“I have to say, you are one very convincing liar.” Barbara Stanwyck, Lana Turner, and Gene Tierney.  Besides these women being prominent figures of classic film, what do they have in common? At one time in their career, these actresses played a femme fatal — my personal favorite being Stanwyck in Double Indemnity. Their beauty…

REVIEW: WONDER WOMAN – 1984 (2020)

“Nothing good is born from lies, and greatness is not what you think.” 2017’s Wonder Woman exploded on screen bringing DC’s comic book goddess, Diana Prince, to fight off villains in her own solo movie. While the first film wasn’t perfect, it’s still entertaining and plenty of fun. And being a woman myself, it’s always…

REVIEW: PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (2020)

“Who needs brains? They never did a girl any good.” There are movies you watch for entertainment. There are movies you watch for the sake of art. Then there are movies like Promising Young Woman. In a controversial time, with the aftermath of #MeToo, and the flood of women demanding the men be brought to…

REVIEW: THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 (2020)

“We carried certain ideas across state lines. Not machine guns or drugs or little girls. Ideas. When we crossed from New York to New Jersey to Pennsylvania to Ohio to Illinois, we had certain ideas. And for that, we were gassed, beaten, arrested, and put on trial.” The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a…