• Bob Marley: One Love

    Bob Marley: One Love

    ★★½

    I should have watched this at home with subtitles in English.
    Rastafari, mon.

  • Argylle

    Argylle

    ★★★½

    Oh, come on people! Stop hating on Matthew Vaughn. Lighten up and have a little fun, for goodness sake.

    This film is obviously cut from the same cloth as Vaughn's Saville Road tailor shop franchise, "The Kingsman." In fact, for those who hang around the theater long enough to see the credits roll (I was the only person in my audience who did), there is a nifty scene that takes place 20 years earlier that hints at the Argylle-Kingsman connection.…

  • Glengarry Glen Ross

    Glengarry Glen Ross

    ★★★★★

    Ranked #44 among My 50 Favorites

    I think I have seen this film six times now, and it never fails to stab me like a steak knife. So much of this story is unnervingly familiar. I was in sales for several years, first selling kitchenware as a college student and later offering payroll services to small businesses when I was in my 50s. Each rewatch takes me back to why I never really made it in sales... thank God.

    Jack…

  • American Fiction

    American Fiction

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "Ah think ah jus bin punked." - Me exiting the theater.

    A black author pens a satire to poke fun at the publishing industry's pandering to white readers, who buy books about the "true African-American" experience. To his chagrin, the novel becomes a bestseller and is made into a Hollywood movie to cater to white audiences, who buy tickets to see blaxploitation films. Acclaim and award nominations follow.

    The author is Percival Everett. The book is "Erasure" (2001). And the…

  • Poor Things

    Poor Things

    ★★★★

    Representing 2023 among Films Nominated for Best Picture

    Amazingly bizarre. And it is bizarrely amazing that this very adult fantasy has been nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award. Yet it is easily the best I have seen from director Yorgos Lanthimos and from actress Emma Stone, and a wonderfully unique character is played by Willem Dafoe.

    I must note that the theater was about half full for the matinee I attended, and only one person walked out, possibly offended by the graphic sexual content. From a feminist POV, this is Barbie on steroids laced with LSD. See it by all means!

  • About My Father

    About My Father

    ★★★

    Film #36 among my 52 Films by Women 2023-24

  • How to Blow Up a Pipeline

    How to Blow Up a Pipeline

    ★★★★

    Recently added to my LGBT Films Ranked

  • Maestro

    Maestro

    ★★★½

    Ranked #122 among my LGBT Films Ranked

  • Past Lives

    Past Lives

    ★★★★

    Film #35 among my 52 Films by Women 2023

  • A Thousand and One

    A Thousand and One

    ★★★½

    Film #34 among my 52 Films by Women 2023

  • Julie & Julia

    Julie & Julia

    ★★★½

    Film #33 among my 52 Films by Women 2023

  • Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

    Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

    ★★★

    Film #32 among my 52 Films by Women 2023