@BlindspottingMv is a great, fresh, moving drama with perfectly timed funny bits on the serious topic of the plight of a young man maturing from his past mistakes and the fresh wound of PTSD after witnessing a police shooting of man running the cops. Grade: A- pic.twitter.com/gD8oZJFw42— Simone Cromer 🌊 (@TheatreofZen) July 29, 2018
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Saturday, July 28, 2018
@hotsummernights Timothée Chalamet is the highlight of this surprisingly decent film about a boy drug dealer trying to make up the void in his life after his father's death. A solid, sometimes tense, but fun summer flick starring the hottest young actor right now. Grade: B @A24 pic.twitter.com/sZqSs52EbY— Simone Cromer 🌊 (@TheatreofZen) July 29, 2018
@MissionFilm Fallout is NON-stop action and the best of the MI series! Amazingly, Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt is a dangerous, but empathetic IMF agent that literally can save the world with a motorcycle & helicopter, in extraordinary chase scenes! Excellent supporting cast! Grade: A+ pic.twitter.com/LCk98t0TrQ— Simone Cromer 🌊 (@TheatreofZen) July 28, 2018
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Instead of relying on a train or just a tank of gas, I now have to fly to Toronto, and I'm flying from Los Angeles. Once I made the decision to go, I determined that I could only fly out on the Friday redeye so that I could arrive bright and early Saturday, check into hotel, and be ready for a day of watching films. I would then leave 6pm on Sunday and arrive back in LA around 8:30 pm. I would be home by 11, just in time to go to bed and wake up fresh for work the next morning. Easy peasy! So it is done. Hotel booked, flight booked!
|Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell in Beautiful Boy|
I've definitely come a lonnnnnng way with TIFF. My first few years were a struggle to get tickets to screenings I wanted to see; affording accommodations (one year had to stay in a hostel); then about 5 years under the generosity of a host who is now a dear friend; to now - affording to attend TIFF under my own terms and financial affordability, and I like this evolution. I've been irritated with TIFF in the past few years of attendance with the long lines, general admission seat wars, not being able to see the red carpet, not a good selection of films, etc. I needed a break from TIFF after 13 straight years of attending. With the new changes at TIFF, I hope I'm able to enjoy it without it being a hassle and being reminded that I'm not a deep pocketed beloved VIP. I'm just a film lover doing what I can to attend a film festival.
Saturday, July 7, 2018
#TheFirstPurge is a timely analogy about the heartless, radical ideas of an American political party declaring little or no value of 'others' for the "greater good" of the nation, per God. Hmmm, where have we heard that before? Too realistic brutality. Grade: B pic.twitter.com/VhHUZMWErR— Simone Cromer 🌊 (@TheatreofZen) July 8, 2018
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Sicario 2 - Day of Soldado: A timely sequel which focuses on another horrible flaw in the policing of the border with Mexico. Testosterone overdrive + lots of guns + one damsel in distress = bloody action packed thriller that makes you wince way too often. Grade: B+ pic.twitter.com/JAKK4DwYZW— Simone Cromer 🌊 (@TheatreofZen) July 1, 2018