Pain and Glory (2019)

The maestro of Spanish cinema, Pedro Almodóvar, known for quirky characters, bold themes and daring aesthetics, delivers a quieter more sublime story in his latest film of memory and loss. “Pain and Glory” focuses on his film alter ego,  ...

Mill Valley Film Festival 2020

While on the surface the 42nd Annual Mill Valley Film Festival may seem like global cinematic showcasing, per usual, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find a festival that is as committed to the community and highlighting social  ...

The Secrets We Kept

Q&A/Review by Paula Farmer They say inspiration can come from the most unlikeliest of places. For Lara Prescott, debut novelist of the recently released book, “The Secrets We Kept,” it was a  ...

After the Wedding (2019)

An inordinate amount of drama happens within a week or two immediately after a wedding ceremony and celebration in the movie “After the Wedding” starring acting heavyweights Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore and Billy Crudup. Things start innocently and slowly  ...

Where’d You Go, Bernadette (2019)

Even just a light, entertaining summer movie, like the newly released, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” gets a bit elevated thanks to the chameleon-like actor Cate Blanchett in the lead. Per usual, Blanchett is a joy to watch perform, and  ...

Carmine Street Guitars (2018)

In the West Village of New York, numerous blocks down from the uber trafficked and demonstratively commercialized Time Square/Mid-town area, and just before you get to the loud, busy Houston Street (pronounced hows-ton, not hue-ston, like the city), there  ...

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

“On Earth We Were Briefly Gorgeous,” is a unique story with an even more unique approach and style by poet Ocean Vuong. The novel is written as a letter from a son, at the time in his late 20s,  ...

Daisy Jones and the Six

For a fun romp through 70s rock music era, wonderfully mixing sex, drugs and rock n roll, look no further than “Daisy Jones and the Six.”  Taylor Jenkins Reid (TJR), author of the “Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo,” uniquely  ...

Transit (2019)

German writer-director, Christian Petzold, whose earlier critically acclaimed works include "Phoenix" and "Barbara," delivers a much anticipated adaptation of the novel “Transit” by Anna Seghers, which is the last chapter of the trilogy. As a film, “Transit” is  ...

Everybody Knows (2018)

What the Spanish family drama/suspense thriller “Everybody Knows” may lack in twists and intrigue, it makes up for in performances and appeal from the three principal actors, Penelope Cruz, Javier  ...