If this is your first time reading this blog, I think it’s obvious that I like to watch movies. However, the Coronavirus pandemic washing over the globe has created a sudden drop off in the number of new movies for not just mine, but others’, viewing pleasure. As many studios are moving their blockbusters to future dates or forgoing the silver screen to the flat screens of homes, it’s difficult to find new material to write about. Given that reality, I’ve turned to the streaming services and many decades of cinema preceding us for my viewing. While I am tempted (and will) go back to familiar favorites, I challenge myself to dive headfirst into films I have never seen. Sometimes that consists of a film in the last five years, ten years, maybe forty years! For the duration of this crisis, I’ll be keeping all my fans of the quality films that I’ve seen since being stuck at home.Read More »
Biopics about literary authors aren’t known for inspiring the most creative of filmmaking. Telling the life of a literary great; the struggles, tragic love stories, and success and failures doesn’t create three-dimensional storytelling. Director Josephine Decker’s take on horror author Shirley Jackson is something completely different for the genre.
This year, I decided to go bigger, better, adding more numbers! Like a normal sequel, right? With the addition of Hulu, move movies came along that I hadn’t gotten into while I also delved into On Demand and the library to expand to different genres. This year, I went into the classics of my childhood, animated favorites, and brought some heroes along the way.Read More »