Here is the ultimate romantic comedy: boy meets girl, girl meets boy… tries to call him out as a fraud. The Bounce Back has “Matthew Taylor” (Shemar Moore) as a relationship guru and author of the book,”The Bounce Back.” Matthew’s philosophy is introduced in the  beginning of the film when he  says, “You are the… Continue reading THE BOUNCE BACK


During the 1990s, Dr. Robert Anda and Dr. Vincent Felitti discovered the connection between emotional childhood trauma and physical health risks. While not well received at the time, by some, it intrigued and informed the masses. Their  research study, the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) asked people about their health and difficulties in their childhoods. Writer/Editor… Continue reading RESILIENCE


Magnus Carlsen, deemed the Mozart of chess, is a prodigy who works his way to India’s 2013 World Chess Championship, facing five-time defender Viswanathan Anand. Written by Linn-Jeanethe Kyed, Magnus is a documentary 10 years in the making (from 2004 to 2014). While the movie was interesting and intense at times, it was a bit… Continue reading MAGNUS


Masterminds is a comedy that includes a team of halfwits whose mission is to complete a $17 million heist, one of the biggest in US history. If you like jokes concerning butts and bodily functions, Director Jared Hess and writers Chris Bowman, Hubble Palmer and Emily Spivey have the movie for you. I chuckled here… Continue reading MASTERMINDS


Queen of Katwe is a delightful film based on the real life of a Ugandan girl named Phiona Mutesi (pronounced Fee-oh-nah Moo-tess-eee) who becomes a chess pro while living in a slum in Kampala called Katwe. Director Mira Nair (with screenwriter William Wheeler) ably sells an uplifting story of an impoverished girl who goes from selling… Continue reading QUEEN OF KATWE