One Day (2011): Brief Review

One Day directed by Lone Scherfig (2011), is a film about how two strangers become friends and then eventually more. This film is one of the more well done friends to lovers stories. A more accurate simplistic timeline would be: strangers ➞ failed lovers ➞ friends ➞ acquaintances ➞ friends ➞ lovers ➞ married couple. TheContinue reading “One Day (2011): Brief Review”

Dead Poets Society (1989): Brief Review

Dead Poets Society directed by Peter Weir (1989), is a film about a group of kids that area few in their class that have rallied and somewhat rebelled against societies expectations of them through the inspiration of their English teacher who was once a student at the school. This film was not like anything I hadContinue reading “Dead Poets Society (1989): Brief Review”

Stage Beauty (2004): Brief Review

Stage Beauty directed by Richard Eyre (2004), is a film about the height and then transition of male portrayal of females to females themselves, all in dramatic fashion. I cannot tell what tone they were going for in this film entirely. Most of it seems very serious but then there are odd comments and comedic situationsContinue reading “Stage Beauty (2004): Brief Review”

Downfalls High (2021): Brief Review

Downfalls High directed by Machine Gun Kelly and Mod Sun (2021), is a music based film about the story of a boy through his romance with a girl from his school. It felt rushed in spots but was fairly enjoyable. All of the music was ok. Nothing that I would go back to but not outright horrible.Continue reading “Downfalls High (2021): Brief Review”

Patti Cake$ (2017): Brief Review

Patti Cake$ directed by Geremy Jasper (2017), is a film about a young poor woman trying to express herself, show everyone else that she does have a talent, and that she will go the additional step to make sure she is successful on her own terms. It’s a somewhat inspiring film. I liked the characters themselves.Continue reading “Patti Cake$ (2017): Brief Review”

Plus One (2019): Brief Review

Plus One directed by Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer (2019), is a film about the classic romance trope of friends to lovers set against the wedding season of their friends. I do have to say this one sets itself apart from the normal romantic comedy. It’s not a neat tidy chuckle fest of a romantic comedy. It’sContinue reading “Plus One (2019): Brief Review”

Green Room (2015): Brief Review

Green Room directed by Andrea Berloff (2015), is a film about a youthful punk rock band that’s caught in a situation where they are at the wrong place at the wrong time but fight to the absolute end. The band itself seemed very true to the real world handling of punk. Absolutely loved their cover of NaziContinue reading “Green Room (2015): Brief Review”

The Kitchen (2019): Brief Review

The Kitchen directed by Andrea Berloff (2019), is a film about three women who come into their own once their husbands are locked up and they are released from their own shackles of being a wife. The story is really great. All of the women grow beyond their husbands and do better than them. It shows howContinue reading “The Kitchen (2019): Brief Review”

The Edge of Seventeen (2016): Brief Review

The Edge of Seventeen directed by Kelly Fremon Craig (2016), is a film about mid-teen kids dealing with the trauma of the death of their father and the fallout of their mother not being able to handle it at all. It shows the difficulty of dealing with family that all process their emotions differently and to whatContinue reading “The Edge of Seventeen (2016): Brief Review”

Juno (2007): Brief Review

Juno directed by Jason Reitman (2007), is a film about mid-teen kids dealing with adult decisions and consequences after their experimental exploration of sex while keeping a sense of humor. This story is hilarious but truly grounded in a sense. There is love between all of the characters on a certain level even if it just reflectsContinue reading “Juno (2007): Brief Review”