I first experienced the magic of the big screen when I was six, and 20+ years later, I’m still a fan of The Prince of Egypt. Thanks to first MoviePass, and now AMC’s A-List (not affiliated, just a happy customer), I watch an almost embarrassing number of films in the theater, and even more at home. This is my attempt at documenting some of them.

In the film industry, dailies are basically the roughest of cuts—raw, unedited footage that is synced with sound and, at the end of each day, reviewed by the director. Not polished, not pretty, just produced and put out there. That’s my goal for these reviews—production, not perfection.

  • Hotel Mumbai I don’t remember the events of Hotel Mumbai happening in late 2008, though I was following the news pretty regularly by that time. I’m not sure whether I just didn’t read ... Keep reading
  • Dumbo (2019) The trailer for the remake of Dumbo was, for a long time, one of my favorite trailers. Going to the theater twice a week or more, I saw it frequently, ... Keep reading
  • Chappaquiddick As films go, there's nothing particularly distinctive about this one. It's a historical drama, insofar as an event that is not yet 50 years old is history. It's dramatic because ... Keep reading
  • Overboard (2018) The 1987 Overboard is one of my mom's favorite movies, and one that she was eager to share with me when I was old enough. Over thirty years later, Goldie ... Keep reading
  • A Quiet Place Note: spoilers abound. I wanted to like A Quiet Place. The concept is brilliant and worthy of being liked. Which is why I was reluctant to see it—I wanted to keep the ... Keep reading