Kids are weird. Most kids. All kids, maybe? Before external pressures and internal anxieties combine to extinguish their spirits, kids revel in their most outlandish ideas, they’ll explain their looniest schemes to whoever will listen. But they don’t usually stay that way for long. Those who can retain that joyful weirdness past their “little kid” […]Read More The Way She Was: In Shirkers Sandi Tan Looks Back at a Youth Filled with Creative Passion and Personal Betrayals
At first, two words kept me from getting excited about A Simple Favor, prior to it’s release: mommy. blogger. Or maybe it’s technically “vlogger” as Anna Kendrick’s character, Stephanie, runs a youtube site where she videos herself doing all sorts of domestic things – making cupcakes, crafting crafts – to share with other moms. Now […]Read More A Simple Favor between friends? In Paul Feig’s new thriller, it’s an ice cold martini and an easy out.
Late-September certainly isn’t the midpoint of the year, but for movie-goers it marks a transition of sorts. From January till then is when studios unload the “rest” of their catalogue – weird indies, broad comedies, superhero packed blockbusters and understated sci-fi masterpieces. Then, come fall, there’s a shift toward the serious and stately. The approach […]Read More 2018 so far – my favorite films of the year