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)”

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)”

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)

“During a recording session, tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable ‘Mother of the Blues.’” -IMDB Before you go into this movie, you have to prepare yourself for the devastation that is seeing Chadwick Boseman in one of his last roles. It’s a roleContinue reading “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)”

Sound of Metal (2020)

“A heavy-metal drummer’s life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.” -IMDB In order to explain the lense through which I watched this movie, I have to give you a little background about my husband, Mike (whose consent I have to share this information). Let me clarify… About eight years ago,Continue reading “Sound of Metal (2020)”

Time (2020)

“Fox Rich fights for the release of her husband, Rob, who is serving a 60-year sentence in prison.” – IMBD It felt like an important, if difficult and emotional, day to watch Time. Let me clarify… Given Brandon Bernard’s state-sanctioned murder not 24 hours ago and given the federal government’s unprecedented bloodlust to continue withContinue reading “Time (2020)”