MSPIFF 2019 Review: RED JOAN

Given that I have a thing for spy films AND I adore Dame Judi Dench, I knew I had to see Red Joan the second I saw the trailer. Dame Judi is best known to most moviegoers as James Bond's tough-as-nails boss M, so the idea of her playing a British-born former spy who transfers …

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FlixChatter Review: BELLE (2013)

As a big fan of period dramas, I've been looking forward to this film since last November when I first heard about it. Well, seven months later I finally got to see it and it's certainly worth the wait. The film opens with a Royal Navy Admiral (Matthew Goode) picking up a young mixed-race girl from …

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Rental Pick: Kenneth Branagh’s HAMLET (1996)

It took me 3 days but I finally finished the 4-hour long Shakespeare adaptation by Kenneth Branagh. I'd even use the term 'masterpiece' as it really was quite an undertaking to bring the Bard's most famous play to life in such a grand and passionate fashion. Please keep in mind that before seeing this, my …

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Weekend Roundup: Musings on A Room with a View

It's Monday again! Did you all have a nice weekend? Well, it's a nice one weather-wise here in the Twin Cities, in fact, it could very well be one of the best Halloween weather ever. We usually get snow or unusually chilly temps, but yesterday there wasn't a cloud in the gorgeous blue sky and …

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