In the wake of a terrifying car accident, Sam and Tom Roberts (Melanie Nelson and Brandon Ray Olive) couldn't be more grateful that their adopted daughter Cassie (Scarlett Roselynn) will recover. In the meantime, though, she'll need a live-in nurse to provide her medical care while her parents are working. To fill that role, Sam settles on one Rebecca Taylor, a pretty and bubbly young woman who seems eager to become Cassie's caregiver.
As a child, The Subtle Knife was a personal favourite read within the His Dark Materials trilogy, so after the successful first season of Philip Pullman's first book - I had high hopes and expectations for this season, especially as this was the first time that the Subtle Knife had been adapted for screen and elements of this book had already been weaved into Season One.
Brief synopsis: After a woman splits from her estranged husband, he is reported killed in a car accident. Their daughter, who blames the mother not only for the split but also for her father’s death, pulls away from her, becoming reclusive. When a new neighbour helps to bring the daughter out of her shell, the woman lets her daughter go on a camping trip with the neighbour. The daughter disappears.
The Sixties were a flashpoint of political change for much of the world. And while Agnes Varda’s features would not enter the realm of outright documentary for nearly a decade, she was intent on capturing these shifts in culture through her smaller works. Today, we look at two such documents. Both focus on communists, some of them young, some of them old. And while aspects of the shorts have not dated the best, they still manage to offer essential portraits of times and places in history. Also, a bonus: Varda’s masterpiece Cleo from 5 to 7 happened to feature a short film, one which I did not mention in my initial review. We will look at that as well. Let us begin.
Long Shot came out back in 2019 and I'm a fan of Seth Rogan movies. This is why I'm surprised I didn't get to see this movie when it first came out. I thought it was funny that the leads for an American political movie are immigrants that came from other countries. There are a lot of fun nuances throughout this movie that I thought were pretty weird as well.
Sacha Baron Cohen is a Jewish-British comedian best known for Da Ali G Show, a comedy show in which he interviews real people as a gangster (Ali G), a gay Austrian (Bruno), and a TV journalist from Kazakhstan (Borat). Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is a feature-length film that centers on Borat, in a story about coming to America, learning why it's great, and bringing it home to Kazakhstan. There was a lot of hype before the film's release, not just because of the funny trailers but also because of many critics who, after early screenings, have considered Borat one of the funniest movies ever made.
“If I cannot be better than them, I will become so much worse.”
― Holly Black, The Cruel Prince
Brief synopsis: several extremely dangerous terrorists are captured and put into a secure prison on a space station. There, they are interrogated for five years. When a crew, including a new doctor, go for a routine monthly check-up of the prisoners, the prisoners escape and the crew must fight to prevent the terrorist crashing the space station into Earth and starting a third world war.
Honey Boy came out quietly last year and I wish it made such a bigger splash. It's a multi-leveled movie because on one hand it's an exploration of a character but yet it is also based on a true story about one of the actors that plays in the movie. There's a weird sense of dramatic irony based on our own knowledge of the movie prior to watching the movie.
Brief synopsis: a woman approaching her thirties, is under constant pressure around the holidays to find a partner and settle down. An aunt tells her that the random men she brings to every holiday event are her ‘holidates’; partners just for the holiday period.
What do you mean there was a tie in the presidential election?
Swing Vote was released to theaters in 2008. Election day is here. Trying to convince her father that he needs to vote, Bud does not believe in it. Trying to put in his vote for him an incident occurs which results in a tie in the presidential election for the first time in history.
Knives Out came out last year with some resounding success. It came out of nowhere and was given a lot of push by the media. I for some reason never got the chance to watch the movie until this week. It's too bad because this would have been a really fun movie to have watched with a group of people in the theatres.