Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana veil red dress Spencer
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Movie Review: Spencer (Middleburg Film Festival)

SPENCER, directed by Pablo LarraĆ­n (JACKIE), has been one of my most anticipated films since I first heard about it in the production process. Not only does it check all of the boxes of my interests (royals, a female lead, costumes, a haunting score, breathtaking cinematography), but it also has one of the strongest performances… Continue reading Movie Review: Spencer (Middleburg Film Festival)

Olivia Colman on the beach in The Lost Daughter
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Movie Review: The Lost Daughter (Middleburg Film Festival)

Another year back in beautiful Middleburg, VA for the Middleburg Film Festival, an event that continues to grow and get better and better every year. This year's schedule is so strong, I was having my own Sophie's Choice over which movies to view at what time. But one thing was for sure, THE LOST DAUGHTER… Continue reading Movie Review: The Lost Daughter (Middleburg Film Festival)

Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha dancing in a club
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Movie Review: Sylvie’s Love

I am a complete sucker for throwback romance films and SYLVIE'S LOVE is just the kind of movie I have been yearning for this year. I am so glad I was able to catch it virtually at the Middleburg Film Festival! Director Eugene Ashe builds the perfect 1950s/1960s atmosphere in Harlem, with dazzling (and well-researched)… Continue reading Movie Review: Sylvie’s Love

Clare Dunne with kid piggyback in Herself movie
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Middleburg Film Festival Movie Review: Herself

Despite COVID and social distancing, I was able to attend the *virtual* Middleburg Film Festival this year and I am happy to report that I did not see one bad movie. Bravo to all involved for making such compelling choices for the lineup. Believe me, those of us at home need the amazing content. And it… Continue reading Middleburg Film Festival Movie Review: Herself

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TIFF Movie Review: Ford V Ferrari

FORD V FERRARI is a thrilling crowd-pleaser that works whether you know the outcome of the story or whether it's all new to you; I was the latter. Although the movie does feel a bit formulaic, its thrilling race scenes and incredible performances from a cast at the top of their game make it an exciting… Continue reading TIFF Movie Review: Ford V Ferrari

hustlers movie poster cardi b jennifer lopez
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TIFF Movie Review: Hustlers

As I sit here listening to the HUSTLERS soundtrack and writing this review, I am here to tell you that this movie is worth all the hype. It is entertaining, celebrates diversity and female friendships, has the best music of the year, and most importantly stars Jennifer Lopez in one of the best performances of… Continue reading TIFF Movie Review: Hustlers