Margot is awful. She approaches people as if to flatter them, with a glint in her eye and a crooked half-smile, but once her prey's defenses are down, she stabs them with a casually cruel remark. She judges and berates her son, her sister, her sister’s fiancé, her boyfriend, her ex-husband, and the neighbors. She shares information others have told her in confidence. She gives unsolicited advice. She writes the private, personal history of those close to her into her short stories, and then acts like she hasn’t, or that it’s not a big deal.
And yet as played by Nicole Kidman . . . Read More
Thinner is mediocre, but it would be almost impossible to do better with the material as is. They could have cut the gypsies, though. Read More
I rematch a few films from the Friday the 13th series every year. For whatever reason I neglect to catch up with Part V: A New Beginning, probably because it's the one without Jason (spoiler alert!) Watching it again today after many years, it's a real discovery. Read More
A begrudging multi-night viewing brings out an awareness of the female gaze.
Settle in with a cup of tea and this lovely, atmospheric entry to a new mystery series starring your new favorite version of a most famous character. Read More
There's only 3 types of movie reactions I'm really comfortable with: Love, like, or understand. Hating a movie takes a while for me to process. I do like Atomic Blonde, but - Read More
A brief meditation on the sheer kinetic power of six speeds and unlimited iPods. Read More
GLOW is a lovely show. Don't watch it with your parents, though, unless your mom is a badass like mine. Hi mom! I loved your hair in this show! Read More