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
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
It's hard to believe that a movie like SAVE YOURSELVES! was made before we really knew what 2020 had in store for us with COVID-19 and the great quarantine. But to put it mildly, the film is extremely prescient... especially as current events and being locked up inside has made us exceedingly conscientious about the… Continue reading Movie Review: Save Yourselves!
In a bit of a departure from regular scheduled programming about the entertainment world, I wanted to tell you about my experience with an awesome program available in most states that enables you to acquire unclaimed property (aka MONEY). I used the state of Virginia's Unclaimed Property website, so that is what I will focus… Continue reading Tips on Acquiring Your Unclaimed Money From Virginia!
THE GLORIAS, based on the incredible life of Gloria Steinem, is just as unconventional a biopic as is its subject. Directed by legendary Broadway director Julie Taymor, the film actually feels as though it could be on stage. It intimately weaves together important vignettes from Steinem's childhood through today, with four actresses playing her throughout… Continue reading Movie Review: The Glorias
You know I am unabashedly biased when it comes to Kate Winslet movies because, well, she is the best actress on the planet and can do no wrong. But I can say with full confidence that despite the bleak subject matter in BLACKBIRD, it is actually one of the best films I have seen at… Continue reading TIFF Movie Review: Blackbird
I CARE A LOT is one of my first surprise hit movies of the year. Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film is incredibly entertaining, a mixture of jet black comedy and intoxicating thriller.
Mulan is a beautiful film, led by a female director, starring a talented, diverse cast. Show Hollywood we want more of this!
Man oh man, BOYS STATE is quite a ride. I should have known what I was getting into with such a politically-charged documentary. But I didn't know just how invested I would get in the documentary's subjects, particularly Steven Garza. And by invested I mean hysterically sobbing at the end of the movie. I won't… Continue reading Movie Review: Boys State
JAWS did to swimming in the ocean what THE RENTAL does to staying in Airbnbs. This horror-thriller, co-written and directed by Dave Franco, is one of the genre's best of the year... just be prepared to go into your next vacation rental with a totally different mindset. And by mindset I mean checking the entire… Continue reading Movie Review: The Rental