Happy April, everyone!! It’s still quite cold here in Minnesota but I’m looking forward to more daylight in the Spring time. Temps are s-l-o-w-l-y warming up to 50s, hopefully even 60s by mid-April!
Things have been quite busy for me this month that I haven’t had time to watch as many movies as I had hoped. It’s all good though, I’m actually planning on an exciting event relating to my passion project Hearts Want… which hopefully moves the needle in the feature film development. I know some of you have seen the short film, but if you haven’t, it’s available to watch on Amazon Prime 😉
Ok, now on to the movie report…
I only watched 10 new movies + and 1 rewatch but I did watch some new series and finished an entire season of one of them.
Review to come
Review to come
The Adam Project
Book of Love*
I actually haven’t finished this but I haven’t given up on it, yet. I quite like Sam Claflin and so far this rom-com’s got enough going for it that makes me want to know how it ends.
Embrace The Panda* doc
Thanks to Joe Scott who invited me to be a guest on Downlow.d podcast, I immediately watched this 45-min documentary about the making of Turning Red on Disney+. It’s such a delightful film that’s entertaining, eye-opening, and inspiring… I love the female camaraderie of the crew and the sheer creativity in bringing this wonderful idea to life. I posted the trailer in this post, I definitely recommend it if you like the movie!
The Lost City
Everything Everywhere All At Once
Review to come
52 Films By Women pledge
Movies indicated with * (asterisk) indicate those directed by women.
I saw four films by women this month, well 4.5 as I haven’t finished Book Of Love, yet. So I saw 15 films so far this year… definitely on track to complete this challenge!
The Gilded Age – HBO Max
I actually helped produce a short film set during the Gilded Age called Master Servant so naturally I was intrigued by the premise and historical setting. The show is apparently conceived as a spin-off prequel of Downton Abbey by its creator Julian Fellowes. It certainly was addictive, even my hubby was into it. Can’t wait for season 2!
Moon Knight – Disney+
I got access to the first four episodes and really enjoyed them! Bummed there are only 6 episodes total, I’d be on board for watching more seasons of Oscar Isaac’s mythical spy adventure, even a movie!
Slow Horses – AppleTV+
I’ve posted the trailer a few weeks ago. I LOVE the premise of a bunch of bumbling spies who have made some blunders in their career that they’re practically demoted in MI-5’s dumping ground known as Slough House. Two episodes in so far and it’s definitely funny but also quite suspenseful.
My hubby and I decided to rewatch The Batman as we wanted to see it in a theater with Dolby Cinema. I still enjoyed it but it felt much longer the second time around, so my quibbles about this one I stated in my review still stands. I stand by my current Batman movie ranking as well, as this latest one is definitely not as good or rewatchable as Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight.
MARCH MOVIE(S) OF THE MONTH
Everything Everywhere All At Once | Turning Red
It’s only March but it’s been a good year for Asian representation so far in Hollywood. Drive My Car won Best Foreign Language Oscar earlier this week and we’ve got an animated feature Turning Red AND a genre-bending Everything Everywhere All At Once. Not only are all of these have filmmakers of East-Asian descent at the helm, but they also feature mostly East Asian cast. But of course, inclusivity alone does not make a good movie. These are all well-written and well-acted movies that are wonderfully crafted, unique, and original, while still encompassing universal themes anyone of all backgrounds can relate to.
Stay tuned for my full review of Everything Everywhere All At Once coming next week!