Plus an angry Jane Austen–esque romance, childhood witchcraft, and more. (First published August 19th, 2022, on Substack and Patreon.)
Philippa Lowthorpe directs and Rebecca Frayn and Gaby Chiappe write Misbehaviour, starring Jessie Buckley and Keira Knightley; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
Chrissy Metz stars in faith-based drama Breakthrough, directed by Roxann Dawson; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
Filtering other people’s stories through the eyes of white men is tedious and offensive, and it feels like a desperate hedge against fresh perspectives.
Smart and passionate, this is one of the ultimate Hollywood fantasies: an adult romance performed by gorgeous actors with palpable onscreen chemistry.
The Alliance of Women Film Journalists is one of the orgs for which I help choose year-end best-ofs.
Wonderful true story about a mixed-race woman raised in aristocratic late-18th-century England; like the best Jane Austen romance with a social conscience.
Aggressively meh. Larry Crowne is not a bad movie. It’s not a particularly good one, either.