Phantom Thread

My first memory of Daniel Day-Lewis was as a twelve-year-old boy when he won his first Oscar for 1989’s “My Left Foot”. To this day I still have not seen “My Left Foot” but I remember what a shock it was that he beat Tom Cruise who seemed like a shoe in for “Born on the Fourth … More Phantom Thread

Lady Bird

Last weekend my husband and I went to finally see “Lady Bird”. I had been wanting to see the film for quite a long time as I am a huge fan of mother-daughter films, Laurie Metcalf and Saoirse Ronan. The film did not disappoint. It is an absolutely charming coming of age story that is … More Lady Bird

A Fantastic Woman

Since 1995 I have seen every single Best Picture nominee before the nigh to the Academy Awards. I have somehow managed to do this even though the number of nominees has increased over the years and that the awards have moved from late March to late February. This year there is an extra week because … More A Fantastic Woman

The Post

A few weeks ago, my husband and I went to see “The Post” with one of our friends. From the moment I heard that Steven Spielberg was directing Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in the same movie I was interested in whatever the movie was about. Then last fall when I first saw the preview … More The Post

Get Out

Early last year I remember a lot of people posting about “Get Out” on social media. Considering I am such a cinephile I was surprised that a movie that I had not heard about before being released was getting so much buzz. Despite all the talk on social media I never really had much interest … More Get Out

The Shape of Water

A few weeks ago my husband and I went  to see “The Shape of Water”. I had been interested in seeing it since I first saw the preview for it early last fall. My interest only increased as the Oscar buzz continued to grow for this film. I did wonder how weird it was going to be since … More The Shape of Water

Coco

Several weeks ago my husband and I finally got around to seeing “Coco”. I used to live and die for Pixar movies but I hadn’t seen one since 2010’s “Toy Story 3”. Except for “Cars 3” I had been interested in seeing every Pixar movie that had come out this decade but for one reason or … More Coco