movie review

Movie review: Eighth Grade

The 8th-grade year is a tough one for suburban girls. This movie takes an honest but very tender and sensitive look at it.


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Movie review: The Post

A movie written before Donald Trump was elected president reminds me a lot of him and takes a look at a free press Scotus ruling.


Movie preview: Passion to Teach

The US and the educational community are in a bitter struggle to decimate the public schools by turning them into profit-generating machines.


Movie review: Your Name

A new Japanese animé film reminds me of the whole voucher-privatization debate for public schools: an identity crisis.



Movie review: Hidden Figures

A movie about the role black women played in NASA’s rocket programs in the 60s brings home some important lessons for students everywhere.


Gun violence still rising in PG-13 films

The amount of gun violence in PG-13 movies has gone up over the last 30 years, compared to that in R-rated movies, which has remained relatively constant.


Movie review: The Edge of Seventeen

The nuances of the relationships in this high school coming of age movie take the genre to a new level: it’s sensitive, loving, and true.


Movie review: Queen of Katwe

The movie about a girl who rises to the top of the chess scene in Uganda and discovers the power of her mind is a rewarding thing to watch.