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  • Private Life

    Private Life

    ★★★

    I felt like this film was written for my demographic. It amused me that the niece kept making reference after reference to things from the 80s/90s. All things I knew about, and I wondered, do 25 year olds really know any of that stuff? Or is she still just the voice of Tamara Jenkins, who is just a titch older than me? In any case, I love Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn so it's just fun to watch them act.…

  • I Married a Witch

    I Married a Witch

    ★★★½

    Well, this was delightful. Veronica Lake is impish in the very best way. She is really at her best as a comedienne. It amazes me that she was only 20 in this. Though Emma Stone had that same witchy way at 22 in Easy-A. I also enjoyed the ancient special effects which added to the humor. This isn't a must watch, but if you are in need of something non-Horror to watch for the Halloween season this will do the trick nicely.

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★½

    This film is much like seeing an art masterpiece at a museum. I can recognize the amazing craft, the historical references, the surprising break from the known, the elegance and beauty in the work, and yet, if it doesn't engage my heart, leaves me impressed but ultimately cold.

  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★½

    Caveat: My mom was just 21 when she had me and 22 when she had my sister. She was a single parent for us from the time I was 3-14. She was on welfare until I was 7.

    I say all this because this film wrecked me. It is so non-judgmental and allows reality to breathe all the while capturing childhood in all its gritty innocence. This is an America that I am acutely aware of and which is too…