Provocative and Brutal, ‘A Private War’ Dares Us to Care (ClickTheCity)

I knew I was going to like A Private War but I didn't realize how hard it was going to hit. It was when I looked at the filmography of its director, Matthew Heineman that I realized how his documentary filmmaking background had really helped him capture this story with razor sharp focus.  I didn't feel like…Read more Provocative and Brutal, ‘A Private War’ Dares Us to Care (ClickTheCity)

‘Creed II’ and What Make a Champion (ClickTheCity)

Creed II is amazing. As a sports movie, it breaks out all the stops and hits every narrative beat with an uppercut. But the film is also an engaging human story taking all of its potential energy from Rocky IV and making it explode on screen. And I haven't even seen Rocky IV but the film manages to let…Read more ‘Creed II’ and What Make a Champion (ClickTheCity)

‘Widows’ seamlessly merges the heist movie with a gripping drama about the power of desperate women (ClickTheCity)

Of course they would be selling Widows with the star power of Viola Davis but I honestly came to see it for Eliabeth Debicki. And I was not disappointed. Everyone though was great in it from Collin Farrell to Robert Duvall to Cynthia Erivo and Michelle Rodriguez. It's an explosive movie about crime and drama. It's a…Read more ‘Widows’ seamlessly merges the heist movie with a gripping drama about the power of desperate women (ClickTheCity)

‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ Delivers Solid Action, a Weak Story, and a Captivating Claire Foy (ClickTheCity)

I really was hoping the best for this. I read the original trilogy by Stieg Larsson and really enjoyed it and enjoyed the two versions of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for different reasons. And I still haven't gotten enough of Claire Foy yet. Her work in The Crown still sticks with me and I want…Read more ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ Delivers Solid Action, a Weak Story, and a Captivating Claire Foy (ClickTheCity)

Atlantis Theatrical Production’s Staging of ‘Waitress’ Will Leave You Full and Wanting More (ClickTheCity)

I love everything about Waitress. I love Sara Bareilles. I love the movie it was based on. I love the themes of women empowerment and navigating the tricky realm of infidelity, abuse, disillusionment, and all the other gray areas in the messy moments of life in a small town. And the Philippine production with Joanna Ampil.…Read more Atlantis Theatrical Production’s Staging of ‘Waitress’ Will Leave You Full and Wanting More (ClickTheCity)

Despite it’s gorgeous moments, ‘Kung Paano Siya Nawala’ can leave you cold with its tempered restraint (ClickTheCity)

Kung Paano Siya Nawala is a film with a gorgeous concept but because of its execution, it leaves me very cold. It has an amazing hook, a love story about a man suffering from face blindness, who falls in love with a free-spirited girl, whose life has been so touch-and-go that she has a difficult…Read more Despite it’s gorgeous moments, ‘Kung Paano Siya Nawala’ can leave you cold with its tempered restraint (ClickTheCity)

the hustle and the bustle

I have barely written a new entry here at all that wasn't just to amplify my reviews for ClickTheCity. And while my life has found itself a routine that I actually quite enjoy (horrors! I like a routine!), it comes with insights and thoughts that I don't feel comfortable sharing on a public space because…Read more the hustle and the bustle