’20th Century Women’ Review

“Told through a history of Polaroid photos and punk rock, “20th Century Women” follows the story of single mother Dorothea and her quest to help her teenage son Jamie grow into a man by surrounding him with women.

The movie is filled with characters so specifically weird that, on one hand, you can hardly believe their quirks and, on the other, you’d swear they were people you knew. The characters pile up as Dorothea continues to invite strangers to her weekly Sunday night dinners, a microcosm of the lively and moving dialogue that fills the entire film…”

’20th Century Women’ was one of my favorite movies of 2016. It’s clever, wry, and heartbreaking in so many ways and I highly recommend it.

Check out my full review for more gushing.

XX. Shelby Jo


‘American Pastoral’ Review

I got the opportunity to see a screening of Ewan McGregor’s new film – and directorial debut – “American Pastoral” during the Savannah Film Festival last month. I had mixed feelings, but I couldn’t miss the opportunity to review a Ewan McGregor movie, especially not one based on such a famous novel.

Click below to read my review on SCAD District!

‘American Pastoral’ lacks purpose