Collateral Beauty

collateral-beautyDirector: David Frankel
Run Time: 1h 37m
Stars: 3.0

Despite having a really terrible title, Collateral Beauty was actually enjoyable. Mostly. Continue reading


Movie-Themed Christmas Tree

Years ago, my mom tasked my brother and I with being solely responsible for decorating the Christmas tree. We chose to showcase music and movies — our respective true loves — and it was glorious. Being completely broke, our “ornaments” mostly consisted on memorabilia we found around the house, some crafting, and a lot of imagination. Oh, and we set it up on top of our dining room table so the neighbors could behold the masterpiece in all it’s glory. Needless to say, Mom was NOT happy.

So imagine my surprise when she invited me to revisit the movie-themed tree this year! Husband and I are currently back home with my parents while our home is being built, so she’s all nostalgic that her baby is back under her roof. She wanted to make it a memorable Christmas. Her only stipulation: no trees on the dining room table. Continue reading


CarolDirector: Todd Haynes
Run Time: 1h 58m
Stars: 3.5

If a girl falls in love after one look and pursues this new relationship at all costs, you’re probably watching a Disney movie so all is forgiven while understanding it’s ridiculous. But if said girl is Rooney Mara…then it’s Oscar worthy? Um…ok… Continue reading


AlohaDirector: Cameron Crowe
Run Time: 1h 45m
Stars: 1.5

You know that thing where someone talks a whole bunch but doesn’t actually say anything? It’s usually reserved for reality stars, politicians, and babies of YouTube. Adding to the list of offenders: the characters of Aloha. Continue reading