Gran Turismo

I know about Gran Turismo – the video game. I think we had one of the first editions when it came out, even with the plastic steering wheel for the Playstation. However, we certainly didn’t take it to the simulation levels that the game’s creator Kazunori Yamauchi intended. And, I had no idea that thisContinue reading “Gran Turismo”


I think I liked Oppenheimer in the weeks leading up to the release date more than that day. It was the idea of it. Oppenheimer offered the promise of this epic historical film – so big and profound it had to be seen on IMAX. A story full of guilt and science and how theyContinue reading “Oppenheimer”


Lucky to see Barbie with my #1 sparkle (my daughter). -Come to think of it, after seeing this I believe Barbie and Sparkle are synonymous. Campy, pink, fun with girl power as the headline and ultimately a way of life. Lots of memories of playing Barbie with my two neighbors, dressing them up, giving themContinue reading “Barbie”

Past Lives

When I picked Past Lives out of the many unseen movies now playing, it was mostly because I read a note from the director Celine Song in an A24 email blast. She wrote of her love for this film: “…everything that it is, flaws and rookie mistakes and limitations and all.” It was like aContinue reading “Past Lives”

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

I remember reading the Judy Blume book, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret when I was in the fourth grade. As I was making my way through the agonizing and embarrassing stages of adolescence, this book reached my friends and I like a giant hug, assuring us that we were not alone. It allowedContinue reading “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret”

Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

I wasn’t planning on a movie this week, but had a genuine movie theater popcorn craving. The trailer for Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves was entertaining, with a lot of familiar actors, and it fit my obscenely early time slot. I didn’t have high expectations – but it was sooo fun! If you haven’tContinue reading “Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves”

A Good Person

A Good Person. Three simple words that spark a fundamental thought. That no matter the bad choices, there’s still a person in there. Three words that come to mind after just walking out of the theater: regret, reflection, and grief. Starring Florence Pugh and Morgan Freeman, A Good Person dissects two very different characters andContinue reading “A Good Person”

John Wick: Chapter 4

John Wick’s kill count is stacking up while his dialogue holds steady at just under 400 words in the latest John Wick movie. It’s almost three hours long, and while some scenes require patience, it’s built in such a way that I wasn’t looking at my watch at all. As expected, there is so muchContinue reading “John Wick: Chapter 4”

Cocaine Bear

I mean a movie called Cocaine Bear, yeah we’re going to talk about it. Get Elizabeth Banks in the director/producer chair and I’m headed to the theater. Put me in a vocal audience that talks back to the screen and screams at all of the jump scares? Yes, please! So the inspiration for this comedyContinue reading “Cocaine Bear”

Don’t Worry Darling

The drama and controversy surrounding Don’t Worry Darling’s cast and director probably didn’t do this movie any favors. Rumors swirled around a train wreck of a shoot with shouting arguments on set, favoritism, and rifts between cast members. TikTok users fueled the off-the-rails press tour with scandalous commentary about who spit on who, and whoContinue reading “Don’t Worry Darling”