Month: February 2017

Tense Swim (The Shallows, 2016)

I confess, I saw the trailers and thought this would be a pretty standard survival flick.  Instead, what I discovered was a very tense thriller of woman versus nature. Blake Lively is Nancy…a young woman grieving the loss of her mother.  She has discovered… Continue Reading “Tense Swim (The Shallows, 2016)”

Urban Pasta (Beware the Slenderman, 2017)

On Saturday, May 31st in 2014, two young girls stabbed their friend 19 times in Waukesha, Wisconsin.  She survived after crawling from the forest and being found by a cyclist.  The two girls were found walking along a road.  They explained to the police… Continue Reading “Urban Pasta (Beware the Slenderman, 2017)”

Filed Away (Hidden Figures, 2017)

Hidden Figures tells a story I suspect few Americans were aware of.  The women of NASA in the sixties.  Or to be more precise, the black women of NASA.  Hidden Figures explores the real story of three NASA “Computers”.  In the sixties, people were… Continue Reading “Filed Away (Hidden Figures, 2017)”