Author Archives: Denise

About Denise

Professional nerd. Lover of licorice.

With “The Fabelmans”, Spielberg turns his life into art

“Life isn’t a movie, Fableman.” Story: Little Sammy Fabelman DOES NOT want to go to the movies with his parents. But afterwards, his mom’s help with re-creating a moment in that film to help Sammy deal with his fears? Begins … Continue reading

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“The Menu” – Dark. Hilarious. Delectable.

“Just go with the flow. It’s gonna be magical.” Story: Margot is the plus-one to gustatorial fanboy Nick’s super-chic, super-exclusive, dinner on the beautiful island of Don’t Go There Girl. She’s not impressed with foamy this and freeze-dried that, but … Continue reading

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“She Said” – an in-the-trenches look at a giant leap in women’s rights

“Of course. Of course I have a secret.” Story: In 2017, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, investigative journalists at the New York Times, began an investigation into then-alleged sexual misconduct at Miramax Studios. Little did they know that their investigation … Continue reading

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza – “Nanny”!

Miss Halloween? ME TOO. So let’s get Spoopy! Synopsis! Set in New York City, this fable of a Senegalese immigrant’s experience working for an affluent family is grounded in the real life experiences of domestic workers. The story is personal … Continue reading

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Columbia Screening – “Strange World”!

Ready to travel? Synopsis! Walt Disney Animation Studios’ original action-packed adventure “Strange World” introduces a legendary family of explorers, the Clades, as they attempt to navigate an uncharted, treacherous land alongside a motley crew that includes a mischievous blob, a … Continue reading

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza – “The Menu”!

If you’re like me, you’ve seen the trailers for this film, and been intrigued as hell. So let’s check it out! Synopsis! A couple, Margot (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Tyler (Nicholas Hoult), travel to a coastal island in the Pacific Northwest … Continue reading

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“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” – Powerful, Moving, LONG (#SpoilerFreeReview)

“It could have been different.” Story: Five years after the events of Endgame, we see Wakanda reeling as their King – the Black Panther – succumbs to an illness, due to the extinction of the heart-shaped herb. But one year … Continue reading

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VIRTUAL Screening Pass-palooza – “The People We Hate at the Wedding”!

I don’t know about you, but I’m in the mood for a good laugh. You too? Synopsis! In the hilariously raunchy comedy The People We Hate at the Wedding, dysfunctional American siblings Alice (Kristen Bell) and Paul (Ben Platt) along … Continue reading

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Columbia Screening Pass-palooza – “She Said”!

Ooh – who doesn’t love an interesting docudrama in the Fall? Synopsis! A testament to the power of investigative journalism, She Said details the journey of reporters and editors engaged in the unrelenting pursuit of the truth and highlights the … Continue reading

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Columbia Screening Pass-palooza – “Wakanda Forever”!

Yes, my heart is still broken. Yes, I still want to check out this film. Synopsis! In Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje … Continue reading

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