Blow the Man Down – A Coen-Esque Dramedy

Blow the Man Down, hitting Amazon Prime Video this weekend, is a Coen-esque dramedy from filmmakers Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy. While the film starts out with a group of recurring singers, we learn that Mary Margaret Connolly has recently died.  Her two daughters, Mary Beth (Morgan Saylor) & Priscilla Connolly (Sophie Lowe), are grieving her passing.  Neither one knows what the future may hold.  Their mom didn’t leave them with much unless you count…

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The Kitchen Isn’t The Feminist Thriller We Need

The Kitchen is about a trio of wives who take over protecting the neighborhood while their husbands are serving time in jail. Oscar-nominated screenwriter Andrea Berloff adapts Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle’s comic book series for the big screen.  I really wish that I could say that The Kitchen is a good film but it fails along the way.  The whole women-take-revenge plot was done so much better in Steve McQueen’s criminally underrated Widows.  Where…

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Instant Family: Heartwarming and Inspiring

Both heartwarming and inspiring, Instant Family is a family comedy that displays the importance that comes with being a foster parent. When one learns about Sean Anders’ history as a father, Instant Family comes off as a passion project.  It’s quite a different film than Daddy’s Home despite the casting of Mark Wahlberg.  This is their third film together and much better than the last one released a year ago.  It’s Anders’ most personal film…

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