I Care A Lot (2020)

Netflix’s I Care a Lot is a nightmare come to life. Imagine all of your life’s savings being dwindled and scammed away in your retirement years by a complete stranger! Rosamund Pike plays Marla Grayson, a woman who serves as a legal guardian for wards of the state who are deemed to be no longerContinue reading “I Care A Lot (2020)”

Beguiled (2017)

Director Sofia Coppola is known for her distinct viewpoint and stylistic mise-en-scène or better said the visual way she puts together a scene, rich with details, color, and most of all feeling. The main feature of all her films is the female mind; how women take in and feel about their sexuality, whether coming ofContinue reading “Beguiled (2017)”

Frontera Filmmaker Shorts

The San Diego Latino Film Festival does many short films showcases featuring a variety that follow a theme. Every year I make sure to check out one of their showcases, this year I attended the Frontera Filmmakers showcase, featuring movies made by directors near our border town of San Diego and Tijuana. Which has seenContinue reading “Frontera Filmmaker Shorts”

Nos Llaman Guerreras (2018)

I am currently attending the 26th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival this week and have had the opportunity to see a lot of great movies that I probably would not have had the chance to see. Here is a review of a sports documentary that almost brought me to tears. If you get theContinue reading “Nos Llaman Guerreras (2018)”

Beautiful Boy (2018)

What does the face of drug addiction look like in the United States? Is it the young white person who lives in an affluent neighborhood or the minority who lives off welfare and in the projects? The truth is that drug addiction has no barriers; it can affect anyone who is susceptible to the luresContinue reading “Beautiful Boy (2018)”

Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)

The charming character of Winnie-the-Pooh gives way to warm, childhood memories, but the reality is the children’s classic was wrought with the lifeblood of the author. The film Goodbye Christopher Robin, directed by Simon Curtis, tells the true story of how the character and book by A.A. Milne came to fruition. What appears to beContinue reading “Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)”

Lady Bird (2017)

Lady Bird is a thoughtful and engaging coming of age story that depicts the true melodrama that occurs in every teenager’s life. It shows a time when adolescents are completely self-absorbed, yet still dependent on their relationships with their parents. As much as they think they have it figured out; they don’t at all. TheContinue reading “Lady Bird (2017)”

Sisters Brothers (2018)

The Sisters Brothers film gives us a western movie with a masculine heart. It has many of the familiar western movie tropes such as, gunslinging, whiskey drinking, and saloon entrance making men, but what sets this movie apart from others is that it shows us that there is more to these men, then just theirContinue reading “Sisters Brothers (2018)”

Mid 90s (2018)

I must have been 17 or 18 at the time, and my younger cousin was about 13. I gave him my World Industries Wet Willy skateboard because to be totally honest, I sucked at skateboarding. From there he ran with it and fell in love with the sport. We would watch Shorty’s, Zero, Toy Machine,Continue reading “Mid 90s (2018)”

Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

When the original Mary Poppins film came out in 1964, it was a refreshing and light-hearted story that audiences ate up with a spoonful of sugar. The playful nanny and her chimney sweeper sidekick, provided the perfect distraction from the chaos and violence that was ripping through the outside world at the time, think theContinue reading “Mary Poppins Returns (2018)”