With A STAR IS BORN, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga have (re)created a timeless love story for modern times. Exploring the relationship between love and mental health (with an amazing soundtrack as well), the film is clearly gearing up for a run at next year’s Oscars. This week, Steve welcomes back Shelley McVea and Andrew… [Read More]
What would you do if you lived on the streets and had to hide it in order to have a dream life with the one you love? Landing Up explores the dark underbelly of homelessness, eventually leaving the viewer with a nasty taste in their mouth.
Is there a difference between ‘love’ and ‘attention’? Can you ever truly break free from your family upbringing? These issues and more lie at the heart of Great Gerwig’s directorial debut, Lady Bird. Having held the record (briefly) for highest rated film in history on Rotten Tomatoes, this film is connecting audiences in a big way. This week,… [Read More]
not sure if you watch ABC’s The Middle; if not, you might consider it it’s just a family sitcom, but a pretty good one, especially if you watch with your kids, which is how we do it and how it’s intended, i’d say it’s in its 9th (and final) season, so i’ve been thinking a bit… [Read More]
God’s Own Country will no doubt be compared to Brokeback Mountain. The easy comparison crossed my mind as I watched the screener for this film. But the dynamics of this relationship bring an entirely different feel to this love story.
In a world filled with darkness and fear, what power does love have, if any?
this thing you’re reading is going to have zero jump scares in three expedient little parts: 1. a micro-review of the 2017 movie IT 2. mini-musing on the meaning of IT 3. more mini-musing on how *any* good story “means” in a similar way so, here we go… IT Reviewed you know what IT was? super… [Read More]
Lots of people will flock to see a good film that doesn’t quite reach the bar set by its predecessor.
“Maybe she wasn’t loved widely but she was loved deeply… and isn’t that more than most of us get?” – Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars) It’s hard to find love at the movies. Well, to be fair, it’s not hard to find what they think love is. Most films seem to have some… [Read More]
For our 1st ep of 2017, Steve welcomes Kevin McLenithan (co-host, Seeing and Believing) to sing the praises of Damien Chazelle’s LA LA LAND! In a great conversation, they talk about the tension between nostalgia and reality as well as finding a balance between love and purpose. In addition, the guys also reveal their Top 3… [Read More]