Booksmart (2019)

From IMDb: “On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.” What I liked: This is a deep, smartly-written film featuringContinue reading “Booksmart (2019)”

The Mandalorian (2019) – Episode 3 [SPOILERS]

From IMDB: “The battered Mandalorian returns to his client for his reward.” SO…A LOT of stuff happens in this episode. Some of it is major to the plot, but some of it is minor. So if you haven’t watched it yet, but just want my overall opinion, I’ll post it right under this blurb. IfContinue reading “The Mandalorian (2019) – Episode 3 [SPOILERS]”

The Mandalorian (2019) – Episode 2

From IMDB: “Target in-hand, the Mandalorian must now contend with scavengers” What I liked: Hey, some returning species from the original Star Wars trilogy! In an age of forgettable music scores, Ludwig Göransson‘s score is pretty memorable. You’ll be able to hum it after a while. Listen to the soundtrack here. The camera work isContinue reading “The Mandalorian (2019) – Episode 2”

The Mandalorian (2019) – Episode 1

From IMDB: “The travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.” What I liked: The show introduces us to a brand new, mysterious lead character, played by Narcos’ Pedro Pascal. He speaks very little in this episode, adding to the mystery. The musicContinue reading “The Mandalorian (2019) – Episode 1”

The Love Witch (2016)

From IMDB: “A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, with deadly consequences.” What I liked: THE LOOK. This movie was shot (and edited) in an “old-fashioned” way, giving the film a real classic quality to it. From the compositions to the colors to the lighting toContinue reading “The Love Witch (2016)”

Dolemite Is My Name

From IMDB: “Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.” What I liked: Having grown up on Eddie Murphy, it’s so good to see him back in something mainstream. He seemed reallyContinue reading “Dolemite Is My Name”

S&M²: Metallica & the San Francisco Symphony (CONCERT REVIEW)

From Metallica: “A must-see celebration of the 20th anniversary of Metallica’s groundbreaking S&M concerts and album recorded with the San Francisco Symphony. See them once again perform with the Symphony as legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads a portion of the show, kicking off his final season in San Francisco. Including several tracks from theContinue reading “S&M²: Metallica & the San Francisco Symphony (CONCERT REVIEW)”

Swamp Thing (2019)

From IMDB: “Abby Arcane returns home to Marais, Louisiana to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, only to discover the dark, terrifying mysteries of the swamp.” Story: A wonderfully woven horror/mystery/relationship drama set in the swamps of Louisiana. Side note: I’ve been wanting to visit Louisiana for many years, and this just makes me want toContinue reading “Swamp Thing (2019)”