Workplace sexual harassment and abuse doesn’t qualify as “man bites dog” news. But in recent years it has become news because of the rich and powerful people involved. #MeToo has become the catchall term for such abuse, especially in the entertainment industry. Bombshell is based on the 2016 scandal that led to the ouster of… [Read More]
Destroyer tells the story of Detective Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman), an LAPD officer who, in her youth, went undercover to infiltrate a gang in the desolation of the California desert. Traumatized by the experience, Bell presently continues to work as a detective for the Los Angeles Police Department despite her overwhelming guilt. However, when the leader… [Read More]
Based on the memoir of Garrard Conley, and written and directed by Joel Edgerton, Boy Erased is based on a true story that shows us the struggle of coming out, particularly in a religious home, and the dangers of conversion therapy. Jared Eamons (Lucas Hedges) was the son of a pastor and grew up in a… [Read More]
What is it that corrupts our lives? In The Beguiled, Sofia Coppola’s Southern Gothic film set in the Civil War, there seems to be a world that is pure and innocent. But is it really? Is this a fall from grace, or was there a state of grace to begin with?
In Monterey, the men are clueless and the women are mean. While both may not be absolutely true all of the time… it’s close. In the HBO adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s novel of the same name, five women fight and gossip about each other, assuming, deceiving, and corrupting as they go. But in the end,… [Read More]
Based on Liane Moriarty’s book of the same name, Big Little Lies explores the darkest secrets of a circle of otherwise ‘normal’ moms. You can win a digital code by entering below – otherwise, you’ll be waiting to buy the Blu-ray/DVD copy in August! Right now, enter the name of your favorite TV drama to be considered… [Read More]
In Lion a child faces perhaps the most frightening of all prosepects—being separated from his family and far from home. That he manages to find a new family in a faraway land may seem like a rescue (and it is), but what of the family he lost?