Category: Film

  • Mother of All Shows: Spoiler-Free Review

    Mother of All Shows: Spoiler-Free Review

    On its official website, Mother of All Shows is described as a Mother / Daughter Traumedy, and that’s a wonderful description for Melissa D’Agostino’s first feature. For those of us navigating the fraught waters of how to deal with narcissistic parents or negative body image, not only will this resonate, but there’s healing and redemption […]

  • Kenneth Branagh’s Dead Again Film Review

    A Neo-Noir with fine performances and a fun set of twists — like only … opera can deliver. As a child I loved Shakespeare, so as a teengaer I was one of those theatre kids. What else was I going to be in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere, PA? In the 90’s, […]

  • Only In Theaters

    Only In Theaters

    The Laemmle family has been in film since the beginning, and ‘Only in Theaters’ chronicles this iconic family’s impact on cinema, in particular the impact of the chain of theaters in Southern California bearing their name and run by CEO Greg Laemmle. Opening at the Laemmle family’s Shabbat table, the documentary weaves images and film […]

  • Bristol Fashion

    Bristol Fashion

    ‘Bristol Fashion’ is a sweet, moving slice of life movie that follows a young transgender woman, Christina (Lea Nayeli) as she navigates the fraught waters of her life. ‘Bristol Fashion’ is an intimate look at her life in these moments, and it escapes stereotypes and cliches. We are offered a window into this turbulent time […]

  • I Was At The Pre-Premiere of Tommy Wiseau’s New Movie, Big Shark

    I Was At The Pre-Premiere of Tommy Wiseau’s New Movie, Big Shark

    It Is One of My Top Movie-Going Experiences Ever. You’re either going to understand what that means, and you’ll continue (or perhaps you’ll stop reading right there), or you’ll think, ‘huh?’ Allow me to present the trailer, and you can decide if you want to stick around. I’ll be as spoiler-free as the trailer is.This […]

  • Death to Smoochy

    Death to Smoochy

    There are three types of people in the world: people who hate Death to Smoochy, people who love Death to Smoochy, and people who don’t care about it at all. I love Death to Smoochy. It’s a movie done with a lot of talent and care for the craft. It’s hilarious. Its themes of the […]

  • The Mysteries of a Harmless Room: Exploring Amir Motlagh’s Three Worlds.

    The Mysteries of a Harmless Room: Exploring Amir Motlagh’s Three Worlds.

    Amir Motlagh has a knack for making films that leave me feeling moved and raw. They also challenge me to evaluate my connections – or lack thereof – quite keenly. When I sat down to rewatch Motlagh’s film “Three Worlds” so I could write something meaningful and cohesive about it, I had three questions written […]

  • Review of the Darkly Hilarious Film Short, “Okay Google”

    Review of the Darkly Hilarious Film Short, “Okay Google”

    One of a fun set of dark sci-fi comedy shorts by Writer-Director-Actor Sam Lucas Smith Described as “a dark comedy starring Rebecca Black as a vindictive AI assistant who breaks out of ‘the cloud’ to exact revenge on her owner,” I knew that film short ‘Okay, Google’ was going to be worth a watch. I […]

  • Phantom of the Paradise

    Phantom of the Paradise

    Take a break and watch this fun flick that pairs well with cannabis. Phantom of The Paradise A Cult Classic That Pairs Well With cannabis. The 70’s were a crazy time, and in 1974, Brian De Palma wasn’t famous yet — but Paul Williams sure was, and the two of them teamed up to create The Phantom of […]

  • A Most Unusual Schooling

    A Most Unusual Schooling

    Spiritual Lessons in The Secret Society For Slow Romance When I first watched The Secret Society For Slow Romance, I loved it for a few reasons. It felt happy and joyous. It is a kind movie. I felt as though it had some important teachings to impart to viewers. It contains a lot of information […]