Together, Together (2021)

“When a young loner becomes the gestational surrogate for a single man in his 40s, the two strangers come to realize this unexpected relationship will challenge their perceptions of connection, boundaries and the particulars of love.” – IMDB A platonic rom-com. Let me clarify… For all of the millions of rom-coms in the cinematic universe,Continue reading “Together, Together (2021)”

One Night in Miami (2020)

“A fictional account of one incredible night where icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown gathered discussing their roles in the Civil Rights Movement and cultural upheaval of the 60s.” – IMDB Underrated. Underrated. Underrated. That’s what kept running through my head as I watched One Night In Miami. Let me clarify…Continue reading “One Night in Miami (2020)”

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017)

“Victoria Cruz investigates the mysterious 1992 death of black gay rights activist and Stonewall veteran, Marsha P. Johnson. Using archival interviews with Johnson, and new interviews with Johnson’s family, friends and fellow activists.” -IMDB Rating: WORTH THE WATCH! If you like this movie, you should also watch: Disclosure, Independent Lens Streaming: Netflix Directed By: David […]

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

“A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.” -IMDB Even though Lars and the Real Girl came out nearly 15 years ago (it physically hurts me to say that 2007 was almost 15 years ago…seriously, I think I just broke a hip), this film is stillContinue reading “Lars and the Real Girl (2007)”

My Octopus Teacher (2020)

“A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world.” – IMDB Sometimes a movie comes along that I only hear good things about. From critics to friends, they all rave, so I prepare my bowl of popcorn andContinue reading “My Octopus Teacher (2020)”

Daughters of the Dust (1991)

“Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last bastions of these mores in America. Set in 1902.” -IMDB If you have never heard of Daughters of the Dust, youContinue reading “Daughters of the Dust (1991)”

Promising Young Woman (2020)

“A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.” – IMDB Wow. Just wow. I am still processing the wild twists and turns that this unique and deeply satisfying film had to offer. While I may be a gullible and easily-fooled audience member (whichContinue reading “Promising Young Woman (2020)”

Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

In a realm known as Kumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon. -IMDB It’s unfortunate to me that Raya and the Last Dragon hasn’t gained the traction leading up to its release that we see with many Disney/Pixar films. I think audiencesContinue reading “Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)”

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021)

“Lifelong friends Barb and Star embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time – ever.” -IMDB Okay so when I recently watched 2001: A Space Odyssey, I was left thinking, “wow, that was amazing, I can only imagine what it would like toContinue reading “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021)”

Citizen Kane (1941)

“Following the death of publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; ‘Rosebud’.” -IMDB Everyone knows that Citizen Kane is supposedly the greatest film ever made, but I also know an equal amount of people who say that it’s overrated, so I wasn’t sure which category I wouldContinue reading “Citizen Kane (1941)”

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

“After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.” -IMDB So for probably the first half of this “classic,” I was rolling my eyes. I thought “Okay, this is just one of those movies that everyone callsContinue reading “2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)”