She Came to Me: Berlinale 2023 Review

Year: 2023 Runtime: 102 minutes Written and directed by Rebecca Miller Actors: Anne Hathaway, Marisa Tomei, Peter Dinklage, Joanna Kulig, Brian d’Arcy James, Evan Ellison, Harlowe Jane, Dale Soules By Sarah Manvel “She Came to Me” is an old-fashioned movie in the best possible way. What we have here is a stacked cast including two Oscar winners, an unusual setting in a familiar location (Brooklyn), … Continue reading She Came to Me: Berlinale 2023 Review

Pride Month, Retrospective Review: Brokeback Mountain

Sometimes the notion of a “forbidden romance” in films seems tantalizing, but other times… it’s just heartbreaking. It’s really dependent on the forces keeping these two people apart. With “Brokeback Mountain,” (2005) a beautifully heart-wrenching film, it’s tragic. It’s only “forbidden” because the two don’t think they can or sometimes, should, be together. Which is what makes it so inherently effective. No matter how many times I see this movie, it always finds its mark: right through the heart. Continue reading Pride Month, Retrospective Review: Brokeback Mountain

When a Woman does a Man’s Job: An In-depth look at the films “Spy” and “The Hustle”

It’s always a refreshing experience to see films with female protagonists; films which tell a woman’s story–the kind of story that is unique to the female lived experience. These female-focused stories are just as valid as the ones that men have, and we see male stories embodied in films constantly. Being a man is not the default state of what it means to be human. Continue reading When a Woman does a Man’s Job: An In-depth look at the films “Spy” and “The Hustle”