Musings on ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD & Tarantino’s treatments of women + minorities

It's nearly a week ago that I saw the movie, and though there are parts that I did enjoy, there are more scenes that did not sit well with me. In fact, I didn't even feel like writing about the movie, but posted my friend Ted's review on it this weekend. The movie has received …

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FlixChatter Review: ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD (2019)

Quentin Tarantino’s last two films were westerns, both were a tribute to his favorite genre, the spaghetti western. He’s now back with another tribute, this time to his favorite film decade and town, the 60s in Hollywood. Specifically 1969, the year that many people have said changed the Hollywood movie industry. Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) …

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Advanced Screening Giveaway to OFFICIAL SECRETS

Happy Friday! We have another giveaway for this coming Tuesday! Thanks to Allied Global Marketing, you + a guest are invited to an advanced screening of OFFICIAL SECRETS in honor of National Whistleblower Day: Tuesday, July 30 Alamo Drafthouse Twin Cities at 7:30 pm RSVP using the link below, while supplies last. Seating is based …

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Trailers Spotlight: HARRIET and JOJO RABBIT

Happy [almost] Friday, folks! Today we have a set of trailers I think are worth checking out, and per tradition, I always like to mix the tone/genre/style when posting trailers. Both of these films deal with the horrifying injustices befallen our humanity, slavery and the holocaust, but done in two very different ways. One is …

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Advanced Screening Giveaway to ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD

Happy Monday, folks!! Guess what, we have another passes giveaway! Thanks to Allied Global Marketing, you and a guest are invited to an advance screening of ONCE UPON A TIME … IN HOLLYWOOD on: Wednesday, July 24 Showplace ICON (West End) at 7pm. RSVP using the link below for your chance to attend (while supplies …

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Guest Postcasting on St Paul Filmcast – Fave movies we saw in 2019 so far + Female 007 news

Hello everyone! I thought as we start the new week, I'm doing something different. Yesterday I was guest podcasting at St Paul Filmcast, an awesome & prolific Twin Cities-based entertainment podcast that talks about movies and interviews various filmmakers. I'm privileged that podcaster/graphic novelist Nick Palodichuk invited me to talk about some of my favorite …

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FlixChatter Review: THE FAREWELL (2019)

I knew about this film when it won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance earlier this year. Yet for whatever reason, it sort of fell off my radar until A24 started promoting it vehemently for its theatrical release. I'm so glad they did and this film deserved ALL their backing. It simply deserves to be …

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FlixChatter Review: STUBER (2019)

When you order an Uber on any random day, you hope to be able to get from point A to point B in the fastest possible way, and the Uber driver hopes to get a high rating on the trip from the passenger. Well, Stu (Kumail Nanjiani), the Uber driver in the movie Stuber, actually …

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Advanced Screening Giveaway to Lulu Wang’s THE FAREWELL

One of my most anticipated movies this Summer isn't a blockbuster, but it's this indie drama from writer/director Lulu Wang that was a major hit at Sundance. I was tearing up already just watching the trailer, I know I'll pack tissues when I go to the screening. The film features Awkwafina in her first leading …

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JUNE Viewing Recap: INDIAN SUMMERS, Netflix’s Murder Mystery, Unlocked, etc.

I can't believe it's July already... I feel like once July 4th is behind us, we're already more than halfway done with Summer 😦 Well, I actually didn't really do much movie/tv watching around the Fourth weekend as I prefer to make the most of Minnesota Summer outside. I did watch quite a few things …

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