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”

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”

Even the Rain (2010): Brief Review

Even the Rain directed by Icíar Bollaín (2010), is a film about the filming of a film about Christopher Columbus, his exploration of America, and his ill treatment of the tribal American peoples, which offers a view of how the modern native population in the America’s, specifically in South American in this film, are still treated. TheContinue reading “Even the Rain (2010): Brief Review”

In My Pocket (2011): Brief Review

In My Pocket, directed by David Lisle Johnson (2011), is a film about addiction and how it can lead from just trying it out to landing at rock bottom. It’s reductive in the experience it tries to tell. Not a great film on this subject. There are plenty out there that are better to watch. What thisContinue reading “In My Pocket (2011): Brief Review”

300 – Rise of an Empire (2014): Brief Review

300: Rise of an Empire directed by Noam Murro (2014), is a film about the second battle against the Persian army and King Xerxes. This time Xerxes has the help of Artemisia who is a devout warrior of the Persians who saved her as a child. She turned her anger from those that enslaved and abused herContinue reading “300 – Rise of an Empire (2014): Brief Review”

Blue Lagoon (The Awakening): Brief Review

Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, directed by Mikael Salomon & Jake Newsome (2012), is an unnecessary modern remake of a mediocre film. It’s all a setup to explore a romance between an edgy teen boy and a studious popular girl who are both lost in different ways. There was no need to have it under the Blue LagoonContinue reading “Blue Lagoon (The Awakening): Brief Review”

Return to Blue Lagoon: Brief Review

Return to Blue Lagoon, directed by William A. Graham (1991), is a second installment in the series of Blue Lagoon films. Richard, was born on the island but found in a boat with his dead parents, and Lilli and her Mother are new to the island after being separated on purpose from the ship they were onContinue reading “Return to Blue Lagoon: Brief Review”