A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

This is a very heartwarming movie that shook me to the core. The story was inspired by the real life friendship between Mr. Rogers and Tom Junod. I like the way in which Mr. Rogers story (played by Tom Hanks) is told through the experiences of his friend Lloyd Vogel (played by Matthew Rhys inspired... Continue Reading →

House of Gucci (2021)

I thought that all characters were very well casted. The chemistry between the actors makes them seem as if they are truly related, although I am still a little confused as to why Ridley Scott (the director) wanted all of the them to fake an Italian accent. Al Pacino does an excellent job portraying Aldo... Continue Reading →

Old (2021)

Beware! Online bargains are not always what they seem. The movie takes place in a far away tropical paradise that has everything you need to relax and create a wonderful family memory. The place is so high end that even drinks are personalized to the dietary and health specifications of each guest. Guy and Prisca... Continue Reading →

Last Night in Soho (2021)

A mind bending mystery with an underlying ghostly theme. The story centers around Ellie, an innocent girl from the country side that travels to London to pursue her life long dream of becoming a big time fashion designer. Ellie carries with her two special gifts, one is a keen eye for clothing style and the... Continue Reading →

Red Notice (2021)

I have to thank Dan, my boyfriend, for turning me on to Ryan Reynolds' movies. I had not seen his work since the Green Lantern and I have to admit that it has gotten a lot funnier than I remembered. This is an entertaining mystery sprinkled with several twists. The plot revolves around a few... Continue Reading →

Re Loca (2018)

What if you could suddenly let go of filters and say what you really think? In the midst of a routine, boring life full of demands and pressures, a casual and magical encounter will make Pilar (Natalia Oreiro) turn "Re Loca" (super crazy). Work, friends, her boyfriend and family will witness the liberating consequences of... Continue Reading →

The Invention of Lying (2009)

Imagine a world where everyone tells the truth all the time. It sounds fantastic doesn't it? Well... not quite... Keep in mind that this means that there are no filters, no flattery, no fiction and no soft landings. Are you Ok with your date letting you know what she will be doing while getting ready... Continue Reading →

Big Fish (2003)

This is another one of Tim Burton's masterpieces. I really appreciate his eye for detail and the way he invites viewers to immerse themselves into his vision. The cinematography in this movie has magical qualities. I found myself thinking about metaphorical imagery used by Tim Burton to depict how our recollection of personal experiences seem... Continue Reading →

Focus (2015)

The story follows Nicky (Will Smith) a veteran thief who meets a grifter, Jess (Margot Robbie). This is a very clever fun comedy packed with action and unexpected twists. They meet in a hotel bar while she is playing a damsel in distress asking to be rescued from a date that has gone sour. After... Continue Reading →

The Father (2020)

Astonishing and heartbreaking performances from Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman. A modern-day masterpiece depicting the fleeting beauty of every minute we fail to appreciate as we don’t fully grasp what we have until is gone. A journey of compassion from both sides of the experience. The story reveals the struggle of a caring daughter as... Continue Reading →

Synchronic (2019)

This is a sci-fi thriller with a very eerie feeling. The plot is a mind-bending exploration of the limits of human perception. What if time as we know it is a lie? A new designer drug is taking over the lives of people by altering the way in which the brain perceives time. The first... Continue Reading →

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

What if you could erase from your memory an intense love affair or an entire relationship? Would you do it? Would you want to forget? Most people have met that one person who completely changed the way they thought about relationships and love itself. A relationship so full of color that every memory is equally... Continue Reading →

The Purge (2013)

The purge is a psychological thriller that offers a wonderful depiction of a twisted dystopia where all crime is made legal for 12 hours every year. The story follows a family of four during the experience. At first they claim to be non participants in the purge. However, things get really complicated when the son... Continue Reading →

Kick Ass (2010)

Before I proceed, I must warn you that this review contains some spoilers. I absolutely loved this movie because it was unexpectedly funny, dynamic and surprisingly good. The story centers around Dave, a regular dorky comic book geek turned super hero. Dave is a high school student whose only super power is being invisible to... Continue Reading →

Jojo Rabbit (2019)

This movie is a wonderful political satire based on the 2008 book 'Caging Skies' (Christine Leunens). The story centers around Jojo, a 10 year old boy struggling to conform to the demands of toxic masculinity in Nazi Germany during WWII. This same toxicity serves as a solid foundation for the humor and the love story... Continue Reading →

Joker (2019)

Joaquin Phoenix has quickly become one of my favorite actors. His commitment to the character is unbelievable and it left me wanting to learn more about his work. He reportedly lost 52 pounds to play this role. I was introduced to his acting in the movie "Her", where he plays a guy who falls in... Continue Reading →

The Producers (1967- Original)

This film was Mel Brook's first movie, which was ironically sort of a flop when released, forgotten and later rediscovered by accident. It is hard to imagine that someone from Jewish ancestry would make fun of Nazi Germany only 20 years after the end of WWII, but this is the tip of the iceberg in... Continue Reading →

Parasite (2019)

This movie is definitely a masterpiece sprinkled with darkly playful intelligence that can't be pinned to one genera. Bong Joon-ho (the director) does a fantastic job keeping an air of uncertainty while slowly revealing the true colors of the characters. Vertical space is the key element used to reference class and lifestyle. The film centers... Continue Reading →

Enola Holmes (2020)

Self-reliance. Wit. Intelligence. Bravery. Just a few words to describe Enola of Netflix’s recently released film Enola Holmes. We follow this dynamic character as she tries to uncover the mystery of her mother’s disappearance. She is Sherlock Holmes's younger sister but is dead set on finding her mother with or without his support. While the... Continue Reading →

The Lobster (2019)

This film employs a dystopian setting to depict the reality of the binary world that we live in and the poor mating choices that people make based on fear. This is a very dark comedy that treads lightly on the edge of tragedy. The major take away of this movie is that unlike we have been told, love is not blind. Click on the title to read the full review.

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