Anna Kendrick's directorial debut, WOMAN OF THE HOUR, is a phenomenal depiction of the infamous and shocking true crime story of serial killer Rodney Alcala's 1978 appearance on The Dating Game. But more than that, Kendrick uses the story as a backdrop to explore the enduring struggles faced by women, such as not being believed… Continue reading TIFF Movie Review: Woman of the Hour
So I know I am over a year late to the game on this, but when I watched JERRY AND MARGE GO LARGE and it resulted in me being a puddle of emotions, I knew I needed to add a quick review for it. I don't know about you, but I am totally the person… Continue reading Movie Review: Jerry and Marge Go Large
I am so excited that I am once again attending the Toronto International Film Festival! It is one of my favorite festivals, not only because it is the precursor for awards season, but because many of my most anticipated movies each year premiere here. It is exhilarating to be in those audiences that are seeing… Continue reading My Most Anticipated Movies at TIFF 2023!
I love when movies illuminate a topic I have never really thought deeply about before, and that is exactly what Netflix's incredible new documentary THE DEEPEST BREATH does. Directed by Laura McGann, this film focuses on the treacherous sport of free diving, which is considered the second most dangerous sport (after base jumping). As a… Continue reading Movie Review: The Deepest Breath
If the title of this article didn't already warn you, there are major spoilers ahead as I try to answer the biggest question coming out of MISSION IMPOSSIBLE DEAD RECKONING PART I... is Ilsa Faust really dead? Please read at your own discretion. I was not planning to write anything about MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: DEAD RECKONING… Continue reading Is Ilsa Faust Really Dead in Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning?
NO HARD FEELINGS is my first movie surprise of the year. Admittedly, I am a Jennifer Lawrence fan, so I went into the movie mostly to support her because the trailer left little to be desired. As with most "R-rated" comedies, I was expecting the worst and hoping for the best... and I am so… Continue reading Movie Review: No Hard Feelings
The first three things I associate with an Indiana Jones movie are the best stunt work in Hollywood, kick-ass opening sequences, and of course the whip/fedora combo. I am happy to report that all of these key elements are showcased in DIAL OF DESTINY, which brings Indy's adventures back into my good graces. Because let's… Continue reading Movie Review: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
With a title like MAFIA MAMMA, I would hope you are going into this movie expecting a goofy comedy... and not anticipating the next GOODFELLAS. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the film stars one of my favorite actresses, the always amazing Toni Collette, and Monica Bellucci in a departure from her traditional serious roles. I love… Continue reading Movie Review: Mafia Mamma
I have been obsessed with the A24/Netflix series BEEF since I first saw it in January. A group chat with two of my best friends has pretty much revolved around us discussing the series for the last several months, excited for others to see it. Going into the series knowing nothing, I was shocked when… Continue reading TV Review: Beef
To say COCAINE BEAR makes for a fun time at the movies would be a severe understatement. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, this raucous film is a movie you need to see in theaters, with the biggest crowd possible, to bask in the entertaining cringes, "oh nos", and gasps of fellow audience members. Usually I hate… Continue reading Movie Review: Cocaine Bear