Did you know I'm a movie FANATIC? 🤩 I have a huge collection (that includes some beloved VHS tapes of course 📼) and then I subscribe to various streaming platforms to get my movie fill! Aside from being entertaining, movies teach me so much about history, text, pace, delivery, craft, writing, visual composition ... the list is endless. If you choose to check out any of these titles, I hope you make your own discoveries and leave inspired! ❤️
Here's what I've been watching ... 🎥🍿
May 16th, 2020.
Dreamgirls! Oh my heart this film! The cast! (Beyoncé! Jamie Foxx! EDDIE MURPHY!!) The music! (Listen! Love You I Do!) And man oh man, Jennifer Hudson's debut. What a GODDESS!! Treat yourself to this movie musical asap. It's absolute dynamite. 💥
May 7th, 2020.
Alias! Jennifer Garner plays a spy and changes look at least two or three times per episode. The series was created by JJ Abrams. The supporting cast includes (vintage!) Bradley Cooper and Broadway veterans Victor Garber and Ron Rifkin. It's the best! And so much FUN!!!! Did I mention that it stars Jennifer Garner? #GirlCrush
April 14th, 2020.
When I was four, my father took me to the Cinesphere to see Ben Hur. And I loved it. Every Easter, I re-watch it. In recent years, I've added the most recent remake and I love it too! I love the new one because of the things they've added, including the new ending. I love the old one for the pageantry, the melodrama (that works!) and the music!
April 2nd, 2020.
🎞 Baby Boom (1987): For some reason Diane Keaton has been on my mind so I re-watched this 80s comedy and LOVED it! 🍼 Ms Keaton is more wonderful than I had remembered and I loved the writing. Also, Sam Shepard? #Swoon 😍
March 27th, 2020.
🎞 Moulin Rouge (2001): Oof. Thought I'd revisit this movie-musical. I LOVED the pageantry (Bazz Luhrman has an INCREDIBLE eye) but found much of it hard to watch. It's definitely worth taking the time to revisit the Roxanne sequence. And it was lovely to see Jim Broadbent in such an interesting role. 🎭
🎞 Fiddler On The Roof (1971): So then I moved on to Fiddler and I was not disappointed. In fact, I think I enjoyed it more as an adult then when I watched it as child and teen. The writing of that show is simply genius - so funny, so charming, so devastating. I highly recommend giving it some of your social distancing time. ❤️
March 19th, 2020.
🎞Three Men And A Baby/Little Lady (1987/1990): Watch this to remember a time when all of life, including our hairdos, was a little simpler and enjoy the fantastic comedic talents of Tom Selleck, Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg. Did I mention Tom Selleck is in it? ... well he is ... excuse me while I open a window ...😌
March 5th, 2020.
📺The Wire (2002-2008): I love this show so much, this is my third time watching all five seasons. If you're a fan of police procedural, this is one of the best ever made for television. It's pretty incredible to see Idris Elba, Aiden Gillen and Michael B Jordon at the beginning of their careers. And Wendell Pierce's performance is just the best. Can't recommend this show enough.
📺 Hunters (2020, Netflix): Watch this if you have a STRONG stomach for violence and stories involving the Holocaust; and if you love Al Pacino and edgy story telling. I loved this at first, but due to the subject matter, I found it harder and harder to watch. I'm not sure if I'll be able to watch season two. Note: Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson films) has grown into a wonderful actor! And Carol Kane and Saul Rubinek are dynamite together! 😍