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  • In The Heights

    In The Heights

    ★★★

    This movie was well done. I liked the actors, and the dancing - but the songs didn’t grab me. This movie tries to pack in a lot of themes, but I didn’t feel invested in the fate of the characters.

  • Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

    Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

    ★★★

    May it be written in my autobiography that the last movie I saw in theaters before the pandemic was the critically acclaimed Portrait of a Lady on Fire and the first after vaccination was Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway. It was Penny’s choice. She’s been begging to go to a movie, and today was the last day of school so we had a fun day: zoo, sushi, movie.

    I was surprised that I enjoyed this movie. At first I was…

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  • The Farewell

    The Farewell

    ★★★★½

    The final scenes of this movie will stay with me always, because I really loved my grandma! No movie has captured that more than this. But it also says so much about family, belonging, identity, regrets and the quarter-life crisis.

  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★

    With all due respect to Spike Lee, I think there’s a better version of this movie out there to be made, maybe  a straight drama instead of a movie that’s half a 70s movie and half a statement piece. It had the subtlety and nuance of a jackhammer. The one exception is the debate about working from the inside or dismantling the system. Complaints aside, I sure did love watching John David Washington, Laura Harrier and Adam Driver.