Five Romantic Dramas directed by women with POC leads worth staying in for on Valentine’s Week

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! đź’• Confession: rom-com or romance dramas (unless they're Jane Austen, natch) are not exactly my go-to genres, I usually opt for sci-fi, spy thrillers, non-romantic dramas, or comedies. But this past weekend my hubby and I were in the mood for something romantic so we browsed all our streaming channels to …

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FlixChatter Review: Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

Edward Norton is one of the best actors working today, but I feel like it's been a while since I saw him as a proper leading man. This time he also takes the helm in his passion project, based on Jonathan Lethem’s 1999 novel of the same name. Norton plays Lionel Essrog, a lonesome private …

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Valentine Special – A tribute to the film-related influences that inspire ‘Hearts Want’

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Today is actually the only night where I don't have somewhere to be this week which is a treat for me. So my hubby and I are going to get some takeout from one of our fave restaurants (most likely Thai) while my hubby treat us w/ some chocolate-dipped strawberries for …

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Casting News Roundup: Gugu Mbatha-Raw + David Oyelowo, Natalie Portman + Oscar Isaac, & Daisy Ridley

It's been ages since I posted a roundup of casting news, but I have a trio of intriguing ones to share w/ you today, folks. Gugu Mbatha-Raw + David Oyelowo to star in JJ Abrams-produced sci-fi thriller I don't even have to know what the premise is, I'm already sold on this casting and genre!! …

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Labor Day Weekend Roundup: a goofy comedy, a road trip doc + a fantasy romance

It's been quite a nice and mellow three-day weekend for me... the calm before the *storm* as it were, as the later part of September is going to be a pretty busy one for me. Twin Cities Film Fest is just a month away, but we'll get a preview of the film festivities this coming Friday …

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Five new-to-me actors I’d love to see more of – based on 2015 viewings

I saw this list on Variety on 10 Actors To Watch in 2015 and I realized I dropped the ball on this Actor Discoveries post last year. I mentioned in the first post back in 2012 that one of the joys of watching movies is discovering new talents. I planned on making this post an annual thing but alas, the last time …

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Weekend Roundup + Casting news I’m excited about

Hello everyone! I've been away for most of the weekend and away from my laptop so not much to report here in terms of movie watching. My mother in-law and brother in-law are visiting in town so we've been playing tourist around MN since Friday. I was able to finish my Jurassic World review before they …

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