Netflix Documentary Double Feature: The Greatest Night in Pop (2024) + Quincy (2018)
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by ruth
2d ago
Happy hump day, everyone! The sun is shining and temps are well above average once again in Minnesota! I’ve got another double-review post today as these two music-themed docs are very much related, I highly recommend these, especially if you grew up in the 80s like me. The Greatest Night in Pop Directed by: Bao ..read more
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FlixChatter Review: MARMALADE (2024) – a Minnesota-made, romantic heist flick brimming with manic energy
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by ruth
1w ago
When I first saw the title, I immediately thought of Paddington’s favorite orange jam, but no, this one has nothing to do with the movie about a talking bear. The movie is written and directed by Aussie-American, actor-turned-director Keir O’Donnell (who I remember from The Dry) in his debut feature, and it’s based on his ..read more
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Valentine Special: BRIEF ENCOUNTER (1945) – An appreciation for the exquisite romance drama by David Lean
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by ruth
1w ago
In years past, I have been posting various lists on Valentine’s Day, I’ll post them at the bottom of this post in case you’ve missed them. Well, this year I thought I’d do an appreciation post for this romance classic I saw back in 2018. A year after I made my romance drama short film ..read more
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FlixChatter Review: Lisa Frankenstein (2024) captures the fun & wackiness of an 80’s horror comedy
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by ruth
1w ago
Lisa Frankenstein follows Lisa (Kathryn Newton), a shy teenage girl who lives with her father (Joe Chrest) and her new stepfamily (Liza Soberano as Taffy and Carla Gugino as Janet) after losing her mother in a horrific tragedy. One stormy night, an unusual set of circumstances reanimates a corpse (Cole Sprouse) whose grave Lisa had ..read more
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Happy Lunar New Year 2024! Five favorite movies about dragons to welcome the Year of the Dragon
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by ruth
1w ago
Happy Lunar New Year to all who celebrate! Gong Xi Fa Cai! It’s time to say goodbye to the Year of the Rabbit (where I was born) and welcome the Year of the Dragon! I was planning to post this yesterday but my area was hit by an internet outage for over 24 hours so ..read more
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Capsule Reviews: NYAD + Priscilla – a pair of female-directed films based on memoirs
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by ruth
2w ago
It’s double-review time! I always try to find common ground in the films I review together. These two are based on memoirs and are directed by women. NYAD There have been quite a few biopics released in the past year, and this one centers on Diane Nyad, a marathon swimmer who at the age of ..read more
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Minnesota Film Critics Alliance 2024 Awards are here! ‘Oppenheimer’ wins seven MNFCA awards, including Best Picture
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by ruth
2w ago
Members of the Minnesota Film Critics Alliance have spoken! Every January, ahead of the Academy Awards, MNFCA members get to select nominees for the MNFCA Awards. The historical fiction Oppenheimer by director Christopher Nolan has been nominated in 13 categories, the most by any film in MNFCA history. Also with a strong showing in this ..read more
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FlixChatter Review: ARGYLLE (2024) – Matthew Vaughn’s big, dumb, wish-it-were-more-fun spy caper wastes the star-studded cast
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by ruth
2w ago
When I first saw Argylle’s trailer, it reminded me of Sandra Bullock’s 2022 comedy The Lost City where she too played a reclusive romance author who got swept up in an adventure with her novel’s cover model. Well, the plot of Matthew Vaughn’s latest movie centers on Elly Conway, an introverted female author of a ..read more
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Movies/Series I Watched in JANUARY 2024 + Mini Reviews + My Pick of Movie Of the Month
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by ruth
3w ago
Happy February! We’re technically still in Winter in Minnesota, but you wouldn’t know it looking at the weather forecast. We’ve had a mild December and just a few frigid days in January, but it ended with a record-breaking temp. Per MPR, yesterday was the warmest Jan 31 in 150 years in the Twin Cities as ..read more
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Binge-worthy TV Miniseries I’m loving right now: sci-fi crime thriller BODIES (2023) – streaming on Netflix
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by ruth
3w ago
Winter is always a good time for catching up on TV series I’ve been wanting to see for some time. I actually much prefer limited series, with a predetermined number of episodes that tell a complete story, to regular series that are designed to go on and on for several seasons. My husband and I ..read more
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