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movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Aug 09

Sun Aug 11 2019, 05:42pm | 0 comments

Ry Russo-Young directs romantic drama The Sun Is Also a Star, costarring Yara Shahidi; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Aug 06–09

Sun Aug 11 2019, 04:48pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Aug 05–09

Sun Aug 11 2019, 03:34pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


Blinded by the Light movie review: bend it like The Boss

Sat Aug 10 2019, 06:06pm | 0 comments

Seriously adorkable teen is saved, in 1987, by the rock poetry of Bruce Springsteen. The Boss is still relevant today, as is, alas, the harsh political and economic setting of Thatcher’s Britain.


Dora and the Lost City of Gold movie review: archeology is her religion

Thu Aug 08 2019, 11:29pm | 0 comments

Raiders of the Lost Ark lite for kids, but juvenile humor and a derivative plot limit its appeal for adults. Teen Dora is really cool, though, and a great role model for girls and boys alike.


Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw movie review: everything wrong with the world today

Thu Aug 08 2019, 04:23pm | 0 comments

A stew of “hilarious” toxic masculinity and nonstop violence as the solution to all problems. Sexist, stupid nonsense, tediously familiar and wholly predictable. Even the cartoonish action falls flat.


new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Aug 02

Sat Aug 03 2019, 09:27pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening US/Can Aug 02

Sat Aug 03 2019, 09:21pm | 0 comments

Whitney Hamilton writes, directs, and stars in historical drama Union; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Aug 02

Sat Aug 03 2019, 04:03pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Aug 02

Sat Aug 03 2019, 03:57pm | 0 comments

Sophie Hyde directs dramedy Animals, starring Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Jul 30

Wed Jul 31 2019, 10:25pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Jul 29

Wed Jul 31 2019, 09:46pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


curated: we are the frogs slowly boiling in a soup of hatred and lack of compassion

Sun Jul 28 2019, 05:29pm | 0 comments

We are in big trouble.


new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Jul 26

Sun Jul 28 2019, 04:52pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening US/Can Jul 26

Sun Jul 28 2019, 04:38pm | 0 comments

Marie Kreutzer writes and directs Austrian drama The Ground Beneath My Feet, starring Valerie Pachner; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Jul 26

Sat Jul 27 2019, 12:24pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Jul 26

Sat Jul 27 2019, 12:15pm | 0 comments

Lila Avilés directs and cowrites drama The Chambermaid (La Camarista), starring Gabriela Cartol; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Jul 23

Wed Jul 24 2019, 04:53pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Jul 22

Tue Jul 23 2019, 04:25pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


curated: Natalie Portman announced as Thor, and the manbaby fanboys are freaking out

Sun Jul 21 2019, 09:47pm | 0 comments

Delicate-snowflake misogynist whiny-ass crybaby fanboys lose their shit… again.


new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Jul 19

Sun Jul 21 2019, 05:36pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening US/Can Jul 19

Sun Jul 21 2019, 05:29pm | 0 comments

Claudia Myers writes and directs fantasy drama Above the Shadows, starring Olivia Thirlby; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Jul 19

Sun Jul 21 2019, 04:47pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Jul 19

Sun Jul 21 2019, 04:37pm | 0 comments

Annabel Jankel directs Tell It to the Bees, starring Holliday Grainger and Anna Paquin; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


curated: bonding over movies is in our genes

Fri Jul 19 2019, 09:02pm | 0 comments

We are primed for storytelling, and story-listening, and — it seems — for stories told visually. Amazing.


herewith the ‘Cats’ trailer, because OMG

Fri Jul 19 2019, 04:08am | 0 comments

I… what?


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Jul 16–19

Thu Jul 18 2019, 12:22am | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Jul 15

Wed Jul 17 2019, 11:46pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


lighter than usual posting through the end of the month…

Mon Jul 15 2019, 04:38pm | 0 comments

…while I visit friends and family back home in New York City.


new science-fiction flash fiction: “Mixed and Matched”

Sat Jul 13 2019, 05:55pm | 0 comments

A teaser for the story inside, plus some more info on this project and a plea for your financial support for it (and for all my work).


new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Jul 12

Sat Jul 13 2019, 12:02am | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening US/Can Jul 12

Fri Jul 12 2019, 11:46pm | 0 comments

Lulu Wang writes and directs dramedy The Farewell, starring Awkwafina; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Jul 10–12

Fri Jul 12 2019, 06:27pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Jul 12

Fri Jul 12 2019, 06:07pm | 0 comments

Chloë Sevigny costars in horror comedy The Dead Don’t Die; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Jul 09–12

Thu Jul 11 2019, 11:30pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Jul 08–12

Thu Jul 11 2019, 09:55pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


Armstrong documentary review: the man we put on the Moon

Mon Jul 08 2019, 10:18pm | 0 comments

Meet the “nerdy engineer” who dreamed of a life in aviation… and landed a tin can on the Moon. A deeply moving portrait of the modest man who seems to have been destined for his historic voyage.


new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Jul 02–03

Sun Jul 07 2019, 10:39pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening US/Can Jul 03–05

Sun Jul 07 2019, 10:33pm | 0 comments

Marianne Ihlen is featured in documentary Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Jul 02–05

Sun Jul 07 2019, 09:52pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Jul 03–05

Sun Jul 07 2019, 09:45pm | 0 comments

Sasha Luss stars in action thriller Anna; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


Vita & Virginia movie review: the 1920s London literary scene, drained of all passion

Sun Jul 07 2019, 09:16pm | 0 comments

The legendary literary lesbian romance, starring the incendiary duo of Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Debicki, is criminally blah, lacking all sexual and intellectual passion. How does this happen?


curated: “The Dominance of the White Male Critic”

Sat Jul 06 2019, 02:11pm | 0 comments

Spoiler: The dominance of the white male critic is not a good thing.


Midsommar movie review: välkommen to weird Ikea

Fri Jul 05 2019, 05:59pm | 0 comments

It’s hard to escape the sense that Ari Aster is getting off on Florence Pugh sobbing and screaming as he fetishizes her terror and torment. And none of it is in the pursuit of any meaning or message.


new science-fiction flash fiction (FREEBIE!): “The Day of Broken Glass”

Thu Jul 04 2019, 01:59pm | 0 comments

These stories are usually for Patreon patrons only, but this one’s free!


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Jul 02

Thu Jul 04 2019, 10:44am | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Jul 01

Thu Jul 04 2019, 09:59am | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


introducing arthouse streaming service OVID, an essential source for serious cinema lovers

Wed Jul 03 2019, 11:18am | 0 comments

I am getting wonderfully lost in exploring this curated selection of documentaries, indies, and international films, many of which are unavailable to stream elsewhere.


new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Jun 26–28

Sat Jun 29 2019, 01:38am | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening US/Can Jun 26–28

Sat Jun 29 2019, 01:27am | 0 comments

Lila Avilés directs and cowrites drama The Chambermaid (La Camarista), starring Gabriela Cartol; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


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