See How They Run (2022) Review – Saoirse Ronan + Sam Rockwell delight in a farcical whodunit

Most people know Agatha Christie for her detective novels and there seems to be a resurgence for them in the movies lately with Kenneth Branagh's Poirot movies, Murder On The Orient Express and Death On The Nile. Christie didn't just write novels, she also wrote a murder mystery play The Mousetrap, the world's longest-running live …

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GREENLAND (2021) Review – A surprisingly grounded disaster movie featuring Gerard Butler’s best performance in years

It’s been all over the news this weekend that NASA is launching its DART mission, aka Double Asteroid Redirection Test tonight. Its spacecraft will deliberately slam into an asteroid as part of a planetary defense protection. So it’s really kismet that my hubby and I chose to watch Greenland on Saturday night, before we actually …

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Twin Cities Film Fest unveils star-studded lineup for 2022 October festival

Happy Autumn Equinox!! 🍂 🍁 For the past decade or so, I have always associated Fall season with Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF), an organization I've been privileged and honored to be a part of since its inception.  A couple of days ago, TCFF unveiled its complete 2022 film catalog, revealing more than 140 movies …

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Don’t Worry Darling Review – Florence Pugh’s performance makes this tedious utopian mystery watchable

Even if you just casually browse news or social media, one would be hard pressed NOT to hear any of the drama about this movie. I tried to tune it out but it's virtually impossible. Well, in an industry where there's no such thing as bad publicity, Olivia Wilde's sophomore effort could practically market itself …

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ANDOR Review – an intriguing espionage sci-fi thriller set in the vast Star Wars universe

I read a tweet recently from a critic lamenting about how Star Wars has been picked apart for parts and thus it’s no longer special to him. I can relate to that sentiment and it’s obvious Disney has been milking that franchise dry that even if they had bought Star Wars for 14 instead of …

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Adieu Jean-Luc Godard – 8 Great Films from the pioneer of the French New Wave

Last week, legendary French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard passed away at the age of 91. Though I personally have such a big blindspot on his work, it's hard to deny that he's a master of cinema as the father of the French New Wave. I was first introduced to his work when I participated in the …

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All hail Viola Davis in THE WOMAN KING (2022)

How many historically-inspired epics do you remember that have a strong female force as the lead? Still raking your brain? Well, that’s because there hasn’t been any in Hollywood with a cast of largely black women of THIS scale on the big screen. Set in the 1820s, The Woman King tells the story of the …

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