FlixChatter Review: Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022)

The buzz of Cha Cha Real Smooth out of Sundance was off the charts. It was purchased by Apple TV for $15 million, fresh out of the Oscar win for CODA which they bought for a record $25 mil. When the trailer came out, it didn't exactly scream 'must-see' for me the way CODA was, …

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Trailer Spotlight: Jane Austen’s PERSUASION – on Netflix July 15

Oh happy day!! As an ardent Austenite (or Janeite if you're old school), everything to do with Jane Austen always makes me smile. Those who know me casually are aware of how much Jane Austen period dramas mean to me, but those close to me would know that PERSUASION is my fave of her novels …

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FlixChatter Review: The Lost Daughter (2021)

The Lost Daughter marks another directorial debut from a terrific actress. Earlier this year I saw Passing from Rebecca Hall, and this time it’s Maggie Gyllenhaal behind the camera and also wrote the script based on Elena Ferrante’s novel. Olivia Colman plays Leda, a middle-aged professor of comparative literature vacationing in a Greek island. It’s …

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FlixChatter Review: The High Note (2020)

I've never seen any of the 50 Shades movies, but I've seen quite a few of Dakota Johnson's films and I quite like her as an actress. So she's the main draw for me to see this one which reminds me a bit of Cloud of Sils Maria, where Kristen Stewart (another talented young actress …

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Thursday Movie Picks #288: Films Released In 2019

Happy Thursday everyone! I can't believe it's been five years since I participated in this weekly Thursday Movie Picks blogathon that's spearheaded by Wandering Through the Shelves Blog. The rules are simple simple: Each week there is a topic for you to create a list of three movies. Your picks can either be favourites/best, worst, …

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FlixChatter Review: The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

The Peanut Butter Falcon is a fun revisitation of the classic American adventure story. It follows two unlikely companions, Zak and Tyler, who are thrown together by a mutual need to get out of town. Zak (Zack Gottsagen) is a young man with downs syndrome who is running away from his care home, pursued by …

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FlixChatter Review: A Bigger Splash (2016)

When I first heard of this film, I was immediately intrigued by the premise of an idyllic sun-drenched holiday that's being disrupted by an unexpected visit. The people on holiday are famous rock star Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) and her lover, Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts). When we're introduced to the couple, they're stark naked by the pool on …

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