Category: Drama

“The Escort”

7.9

After reminding me of “The Girl Next Door,” this film really blew me away with how insightfully deep it was! I expected a romantic comedy of sorts, but was instead treated to a tale of being lost, finding direction, losing direction to the tides of life, and finding home in unlikely spaces and people.

Lyndsy Fonseca brings it all together and takes it over the top with her portrayal of Natalie the escort. Her performance shines as it brings out fuller performances from the other cast members. Her likability really brings the character to life in a way that gave the movie a much deeper meaning than it otherwise could have had.

“The Good House”

7.4

A much more complex film than I was anticipating as I sat down in the theater. A family drama, character study, romance novel, and a business whodunnit, all wrapped into one film. At times, the narrative became as messy as the characters, but in the end, this film drove home the importance of connection, and more importantly, the importance of working on ourselves to make the connections that build the life we deserve for ourselves.

The entire cast was as divine as the wine Hildy and Rebecca down as the gab about the town gossip. A definite feel good after it makes you face uncomfortable wisdoms film.

“Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”

7.7

Mrs. Harris goes to Paris. Mrs. Harris buys a dress. Mrs. Harris almost falls in love. Mrs. Harris plays matchmaker. Mrs. Harris leads a worker’s revolution. Mrs. Harris’s impact on the world goes from “invisible woman” to international icon. Mrs. Harris gains valuable perspective and leaves everyone in the theater thoroughly charmed.

“Sliding Doors”

Nobody ever expects the Spanish Inquisition!

Not for the faint of heart, especially those of us prone to overthinking and falling into the trap of wondering “what if?” This film delves into the ultimate “what if?” and illustrates two completely separate and different lives. All separated by a pair of sliding doors. It’s interesting to ponder on this subject and think about what butterfly effect moments I’ve been blissfully unaware of in my own life at any given time. Fate’s a funny thing.

The cast is brilliant, albeit an unlikely pairing. A strong chemistry develops and a harrowing tale of life’s path and our place in the organized chaos really hit home for me. All thanks to a Tik Tok leading me down this rabbit hole.

“Worth”

Another forced look at our place i the world and how we all fit together and intertwine on the journey through life. There’s a lot under the hood in this one.

Led by powerhouse performances by Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci, this film dives into a time in American history we too soon forget, or we’re blissfully unaware of in the first place. In this unthinkable chess match is addressed some of life’s most difficult questions, forcing us as viewers to evaluate things well beyond the boundaries of the screen. Exceptionally well done and well worth a watch!