Waco, on Netflix

If you’ve been on Netflix lately, you’ve probably seen some hype about the show Waco. It’s a six-part series featuring Taylor Kitsch and landing in the “Top 10” section of Netflix, what’s not to like? Well, if you love the American Crime Story from FX (like the OJ Simpson miniseries or the Versace one), youContinue reading “Waco, on Netflix”

Beneath Us

Wow. Not many movies leave me speechless. But wow. What a take on our society today. If you’ve ever seen Blackkklansman, you know how powerful that ending is. It leaves the entire movie theater silent, processing what they’ve just seen and how it relates to modern society. The ending of this movie had the sameContinue reading “Beneath Us”

Brahms: The Boy 2

               When I first saw the preview for this movie, I was both surprised and confused.  The original, The Boy, was one of my favorite horror films of 2016, in part because of how nicely it ended and how it did not leave much room for a sequel.  I also enjoyed it because (spoiler alert): Continue reading “Brahms: The Boy 2”

Walkin’ in Memphis

Another great weekend trip is only 3 hours to our west:  Memphis!  There are plenty of obvious activities to do, like check out Beale Street, go to the Civil Rights Museum, or head to a Memphis Grizzlies game.  But if you want to experience what locals experience, here are some tips: Eat. Pho Binh. ThisContinue reading “Walkin’ in Memphis”

Netflix’s Locke and Key

There’s been lots of hype lately about “Locke and Key,” one of Netflix’s newest thriller series. Especially given Netflix’s new Top 10 feature, it seems like lots of people are watching it. At first, I understood the hype. The first episode is creepy, and introduces a seemingly-complex story that is sure to be exciting andContinue reading “Netflix’s Locke and Key”

Onward

This preview just did not really speak to me, but I couldn’t figure out why…. I’m not a huge fan of mythological adventure, the characters aren’t as cute as Pixar’s normal characters, maybe something else, I wasn’t too sure.  But when I got the chance to attend an advance screening of the film, I tookContinue reading “Onward”

Downhill

               I’m not sure you can find this movie in theaters anymore, but that’s okay.  You aren’t missing anything.  With Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus as lead characters, I (at first) thought it was very strange that this movie did not get much press.  Quirky preview, (pretty) big names, why aren’t they advertising this asContinue reading “Downhill”

This Month in Review: February 2020

Below are all of the movies I have watched throughout the month, along with the rating I would give each one. Now in Theaters “The Rhythm Section” – 3.5/10 “Just Mercy” – 9.5/10 “The Photograph” – 7/10 “Portrait of a Lady on Fire “ – 8.5/10 “Birds of Prey:  The Emancipation of Harley Quinn” –Continue reading “This Month in Review: February 2020”

The Rhythm Section

A vague, catchy title, a trio of A (minus) list actors, and an action-filled trailer: what could go wrong? Well, it turns out, a lot. . . Blake Lively plays a struggling twenty-something who is trying to accept her new reality. Three years prior to the opening scene, her entire family died in a planeContinue reading “The Rhythm Section”

This Month in Review: January 2020

Below are all of the movies I have watched throughout the month, along with the rating I would give each one. Now in Theaters “Prati Roju Pandage” – 5/10“Dark Waters” – 8/10“Little Women” – 8/10“1917” – 9.5/10“Underwater” – 5/10“Dolittle” – 2.5/10“The Gentlemen” – 4.5/10“Jojo Rabbit” – 10/10Oscar Shorts Nominations: Animation and Live Action – 9.5/10Continue reading “This Month in Review: January 2020”