By Joan Amenn If there was any cinematic solace to be had for me in 2020, it was Misha Green’s “Lovecraft Country.” COVID-19 became symbolized in the supernatural horror of the series while the injustices of this year were echoed in the experiences of the characters in the 1950’s. As producer, writer and director (of the episode, “Jig-a-Bobo”) Green brought the issues that were flashing … Continue reading Surviving 2020: Watching “Lovecraft Country”
“Stockton on My Mind” explores the youngest Mayor of Stockton, CA and his uphill battle to heal the city in the current political landscape. Continue reading Review: Stockton on My Mind
Found this gem almost by accident on HBO and immediately fell head over heels for it. “We’re Here” is about real-life stories with 3 drag queens – Eureka (David Huggard), Shangela (D.J. Pierce) and Bob the Drag Queen (Caldwell Tidicue) who traverse small-town America where they have residents from each town participate in a one night only drag show. Continue reading Review: We’re Here -Taking Pride Down The Drag Road
Want to feel deeply anxious and maybe a little depressed? Look no further than HBO’s miniseries “Sharp Objects.” Amy Adams stars as crime reporter Camille Preaker. Camille comes back to her small Missouri hometown after a second teenage girl is found murdered.
But coming home comes with more than just trying to cover and solve the murders of two young girls. Camille is once again with her mother, Adora (Patricia Clarkson) and spending time with her younger half-sister Amma (Eliza Scanlen). While she sorts through her past and her relationship with her family, she also tries working in tandem with Detective Richard Willis (Chris Messina) who has been called in from Kansas City to help with the investigation. Continue reading Social Isolation Review: “Sharp Objects”
To celebrate the last decade 2010-2019 we are counting down the best actresses and discussing some of their most notable and memorable performances of the last decade. With the help of Film Twitter, the ITOL team have selected 30 actresses. Entry No. 27 is Regina King, and writer Michael Frank discusses her career over the last decade. Continue reading Best Actress of the Decade, Entry No. 27 : Regina King