Tough Girls: Real Grit vs. Fake Superpowers

This post was going to be a review of the movie Captain Marvel (2019). But I don’t want to talk about Captain Marvel, I want to talk about Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel’s alter ego. She is a Tough Girl. What is a Tough Girl? They are everywhere. Lt. Skyler Kamaka - former beauty queen and… Continue reading Tough Girls: Real Grit vs. Fake Superpowers

Movie Recommendation: Captive State (2019)

Captive State, starring Ashton Sanders and John Goodman. Summary Aliens invaded and humans help them mine resources and quell resisters. Who should watch You like good writing and actingYou appreciate historyAge 16 and up The main character and the leader of the Resistance are black. Regular people without super powers or regenerative abilities risk torture… Continue reading Movie Recommendation: Captive State (2019)

Movie Review: 12 Angry Men (1957)

Starring Henry Fonda You see twelve men in a room and the changing landscape of how opinions are formed."-Ron Simon, 2011 curator at the Paley Center for Media Who should watch: Appreciate solid writing and actingWorried about mainstream media warping American opinionWant to see how an ordinary person can stake out and defend his own… Continue reading Movie Review: 12 Angry Men (1957)

Movie Review: The Mule (2019)

Clint Eastwood directs and stars. Better than a blockbuster, this movie is worth your time. Wait! Don’t leave! I’m not saying it will make you think. It’s not an art film or a documentary. It’s a darn good story. And we love stories. A means to an end Earl Stone, 90, needs money. The bank… Continue reading Movie Review: The Mule (2019)