An Orphan Story (Film Review: “The Life Ahead”)

Sophia Loren returns magnificently in this story of an aging prostitute and Holocaust survivor’s bond with a young African orphan on the streets of Bari. Continue Reading →


Sea Shanties (Film Review: “Fisherman’s Friends”)

A charming retelling of the true story about a group of Cornish fishermen who took the music charts by surprise. And they’re still singing today. Continue Reading →


Post-War Pen Pals (Film Review: “The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society”)

A charmer in every way. . . the period story of a writer who’s lured to a remote British island after WWII to meet the members of a tiny book club, whose spell on her will change the trajectory of her life forever. Continue Reading →


Kid Sister/Sleuth (Film Review: “Enola Holmes”)

A charming, adventure-filled Feminist reimagining of the Sherlock Holmes legend, about the brilliant kid sister whose destiny is the family business. Continue Reading →


The Memory of Love (Film Review: “Live Twice, Love Once”)

A respected professor and grandfather who is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s sets out on a road trip to find the woman he’s always loved, before he forgets who she is. Continue Reading →


The Chief’s Daughter (Film Review: “Lionheart”)

A heartwarming generational story about a Nigerian family’s efforts to hold onto their transportation business, against all odds. Continue Reading →


The Obedient Son (Film Review: “The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch”)

A funny and touching story about a nice Orthodox Jewish boy who breaks his Yiddish mother’s heart by falling head over heels for a hot shiksa. True Love or Recipe for Disaster? Continue Reading →