The Greatest Showman

Greatest Showman, TheDirector: Michael Gracey
Run Time: 1h 45m
MPAA: PG
Stars: 3.5

Sun is up and the color’s blinding,

Take a world and redefine it.

Leave behind your narrow mind,

You’ll never be the same.

Come alive, come alive!

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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Professor Marston and the Wonder WomenDirector: Angela Robinson
Run Time: 1h 48m
MPAA: R
Stars: 3.0

Wonder Woman’s creation was about more than just feminism. Way more. Continue reading

Nocturnal Animals

nocturnal-animalsDirector: Tom Ford
Run Time: 1h 56m
MPAA: R
Stars: 2.0

In college I had to take Comp Lit. My left-brained self was less than thrilled when we started our poetry segment. I remember one assignment where I had to read a poem about this girl who was trying to braid her hair but it was wet, and analyze it. I sat at our kitchen table in tears as I screamed “I don’t get it! Why won’t she just grab a freakin’ towel? What is her problem!?” My über creative, right-brained brother then picked up my textbook, read through it once, and calmly explained the meaning of the words and what I was meant to see. (Spoiler alert: not at all about her stupid hair.) In addition to forming an agreement with my brother that he’d help me survive Comp Lit, I also discovered that I despised overly metaphorical works of art.

Nocturnal Animals is a two-hour excessively metaphorical work of art. Continue reading