Singing to the Troops (Film Review: “The Sapphires”)

Based on a true story, a feel-good Aussie tale about a group of Aboriginal girls with big dreams of singing professionally and seeing the world. The Vietnam War was an unexpected first stage. Continue Reading →


Just Below the Surface (Film Review: “The Dig”)

Based on the true story of the archeological wonder discovered in an English widow’s pasture on the eve of WWII. A moving elegy about the permanence of Death and the continuum of Life. Continue Reading →


While the Lady Vanished (Film Review: “Agatha and the Truth of Murder”)

An amusing re-imagining of the 11 days the legendary murder mystery author went missing in 1926. . . when Author becomes Sleuth. Continue Reading →


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 →