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
THE OLD GUARD is one of the surprise hits of the year with an original script, diverse cast, and thrilling fight scenes. And why am I surprised when the movie has two amazing women at the helm?! QUEEN Charlize Theron, who also produced the movie, goes full Imperator Furiosa/Atomic Blonde, kicking ass and taking names just… Continue reading Movie Review: The Old Guard
It's a bit hard to write a review of HAMILTON because everyone knows what a great and incredibly monumentous show it is. And I can't think of a better time for Disney to release it than now, on their streaming service Disney+... not only because we are all sitting at home in quarantine, but also… Continue reading Movie Review: Hamilton
I take no pleasure in saying IRRESISTIBLE has been one of my most disappointing watches of the year. I have been looking forward to this film for weeks because its written/directed by Jon Stewart, has an awesome cast, and an admittedly funny trailer. But overall, the movie is very forgettable, with serious pacing and tone… Continue reading Movie Review: Irresistible
A SECRET LOVE is my latest underrated movie discovery, this time on Netflix. I not only wanted to highlight this documentary because it is a sweet and important watch, but also because it is Pride month and I can think of no other movie that better highlights a generational-spanning romance than this. The hook of the film… Continue reading Movie Review: A Secret Love