Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Hillbilly Elegy - Review

In 2016, J.D. Vance released his bestselling novel Hillbilly Elegy. The memoir delved into his views on the nature of hillbilly mentality and the cycle of poverty that many find themselves in because of it. It managed to be something that both sides of the political aisle could connect with in some way, and thus, it seemed everyone was reading it. Now the question is: will everyone want to watch it?

Friday, November 13, 2020

The Life Ahead - Review

In 2020, it’s no surprise that Netflix has scooped up so many big awards contenders to stream directly into the homes of its millions of subscribers. And as the year draws to a close, those acquisitions will slowly start to trickle out with each passing week. This weekend, it’s The Life Ahead, an Italian film adapted from the 1975 French novel “The Life Before Us” that stars the legendary Sophia Loren, gracing the screen for the first time in a decade.