Thursday, June 17, 2021


Watching the kidnap thriller Kindred, I realize that the hallucinations are not as mysterious as they appear. This film has an unfortunate ending.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021


 The film Ride is a drama about a Mother helping her son through grief when he drops out of school. Her willingness to join his surfing world helps them both cope. I liked this drama.

Monday, June 14, 2021

No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics

 A cool look at five LGBTQ+ comic book artists through their careers and their art. No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics is a great documentary.

Friday, June 11, 2021

In the Heights

 Happy and hopeful, In the Heights is a journey of joy. The lives of the community in Washington Heights in New York City is presented with song and dance. The colors are vibrant. I explored the neighborhood, and the film depicts it well. This is a wonderful film that holds up to multiple views. It was my first visit to the theater since lockdown and I'm pleased with my choice. Well worth seeing.

Thursday, June 10, 2021


 The cast of Sneakers alone makes this film worth watching. A hacker film where everything they do adds up. This is a smart caper film with great performances. Well done

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Crazy Mama

 Cloris Leachman is brandishing pistols and kicking ass to save the family farm in Crazy Mama. This film is a fantastic wild ride. Full of action, humor and heart. What a great rental.

Monday, June 07, 2021

Air Guitar Nation

 The documentary Air Guitar Nation follows a very specific competition. The passion of the performers is impressive. Just goes to show that there is a world for everyone.

Sunday, June 06, 2021

Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted

 The stand up special Boyish Girl Interrupted is Tig Notaro and her signature style. I enjoy her comedy and enjoyed this special.

Saturday, June 05, 2021

Bo Burnam: Inside

Emotions surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown are discussed by Bo Burnahm in the special Inside.  This is a creative cathartic performance that reminds us what a profound effect isolation has. Well done. Thanks Bo.


In the film Jawbreaker a kidnaping goes horribly wrong, and a group of awful high school students scramble to cover up their dastardly deeds. A dark comedy I'm glad I rented this film.

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Oh Lucy!

Loneliness, acceptance and desperation are explored int the film Oh Lucy! A young woman in Tokyo takes an English class and discovers an alter ego. A touching film. 

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Dance, Girl, Dance

A 1940s look at making a living as a dancer. In Dance, Girl , Dance we are treated to a performance from Lucille Ball in her prime. Dancers struggle to get paid for their talents and of course, there's a love conflict. Solid classic. 

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

A Quiet Place Part II

After 2 tries (I walked out of a crowded theater yesterday) I have finally returned to the movies. Know your comfort level. I started where I left off. The last film I saw before lockdown was Portrait of a Lady on Fire at Mystic Luxury Theater. Today, 15 months later, I saw A Quiet Place Part II at Mystic Luxury Theater. There were a handful of people spread out around the theater, the film was great and I enjoyed a beverage and popcorn to make the experience complete. The staff seemed so happy to see people (tip your servers) and it just felt good. The film? A solid scary story. The less you know going in, the better. I got my share of jump-scares, monsters and rescues. It was a cool movie afternoon.