I spent a lot of time at the movies this weekend. I felt compelled to because there was so much out there I just wanted to see in a darkened room. See, it had been a rough week. Life has a way of beating you up a little and escaping it into someone else’s narrative … More LJMiniReviews: 2 Films Where #BlackLivesMatter
Creative ideas or story lines are not easy to come by, particularly simple ones. When I see or hear about an idea like that my ears perk up as if I’m a puppy who’s just heard someone tearing into her favorite bag of treats or perhaps the key opening the lock on the front door … More LJMiniReviews: A Quiet Place
Lately my TBR is so overwhelming it feels like I’ve been leaping through fiery hurdles trying to read three books at a time: One non-fiction (sometimes two or three non-fiction if they come in the form of essays), One Fiction, and One Audio. It’s working, in that I feel like I’m reading more, but I … More LJMiniReviews: Two Films That Almost Got By Me
I adore comedians but then it’s humor that gets me through this life. No question about it. From a young age I realized that if I could just find the funny, my world would not just be alright, it would be better. My family was funny and we teased each other mercilessly. I’ll never forget … More LJMiniReviews: Comedy for the Ages
There was a moment last night when I was sitting in the theater watching Phantom Thread that I was sorely tempted to use a pair of sewing shears on the woman who sat in front of me. You see the theater seats were laid out at a steep angle — downward. I sat above a … More LJMiniReviews: Phantom Thread
If I’m going to talk about movies, I gotta talk about Mom, a.k.a. Annie. My mom and I were best friends when I was growing up. From the time I was six years old it was only her and I in the house so we were lucky that we liked each other. However, we had … More The Oscars are coming. You ready?