Month: December 2017

Review: “Victoria and Abdul”

Review: “Victoria and Abdul” I’ve been anticipating this film ever since I saw the trailer. First, it’s a historical which I love. Second, it features Queen Victoria with the famed Dame Judi Dench reprising her portrayal from the film, Mrs. Brown. Last, it shines a light on a mostly forgotten relationship between the Queen and […]

Review: “Lego: Ninjago”

Review: “Lego: Ninjago” Ever since the first Lego Movie, I’ve fallen in love. I adore how the stories build on family and connectedness. When the Lego:Batman movie came out, it was brilliantly funny and continued to show us how families can come together and how friends can be family. I was so excited for the […]

Review: “Patti Cake$”

Review: “Patti Cake$” True confession time, I’ve never been a huge fan of rap. This movie has completely changed that opinion. Even though I prefer rock and roll, I was drawn to this film. It looked sweet, funny and the idea of someone trying to make their life better appealed to me. To my delight, […]

Review: “Detroit”

Review: “Detroit” When I first read the descriptions for “Detroit”, I knew this movie would be potentially intense and emotional in that it depicts rioting and police brutality. Given the director, Kathryn Bigelow, has garnered awards for Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker, I had high hopes for the quality and caliber of the […]

Review: “Churchill”

Review: “Churchill” I find history fascinating and Churchill is one of the most famous personalities of World War II. A movie about him and about a pivotal point in the history of the War sounded like it would be riveting and entertaining, especially with Brian Cox playing Churchill. While the acting was exactly what I […]