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"Her ways were free, and it seemed to me, the sunshine walked beside her."

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I’ve been waiting for this one for quite a while, so i couldn’t resist including it. I saw Dune at a matinee the day it came out because i took half a day off work. I loved it, but that is becaus...


This one was not weird enough. Ok, ok, it was an odd film. Major movie stars probably brought more mainstream viewers who though “WTF am i watching!!!” But compared to this directors previous fil...


September 22, 2021

can i live on less in Random Thoughts

this has been on my mind since the disaster of last school year. Can i take a different job and make less money? I don’t think i can be a solo parent and teach at the same time. At least not whi...


September 12, 2021

It's been a year... in Random Thoughts

Not surprisingly, i haven’t written in a while. I actually did not write one entry the whole of last school year’s debacle. It was rough. I seriously considered just quitting or changing jobs. Th...


This is a very important film because I feel like many people do not know that when “the world” was protesting against the Vietnam War there were many different groups of folks fighting for their...


The best movie I’ve seen all year. Riz Ahmed is wonderful in this movie. I love the ending.


If you love nature documentaries, you will love this!


Over the past couple months, I’ve watched quite a few independent films. I am going to try and recall what they were. Time- an unusual documentary (non traditional) about a family sticking toget...


If you like dark comedy in the vein of Heathers, this movie is for you. I enjoyed this but like Heathers much better


Amazing music and acting. You can find it on Amazon Prime Video


A magical realism story of Nazi Germany. Eye Candy. I totally forgot that I watched this movie in 2020. So i officially watched 11 indie films in the year of our Pandemic, with a new baby!


Free on Netflix- one of the best life affirming documentaries on death that you’ll ever see. Also, a very excellent film. Kirsten Johnson works with her dad deals with her dad’s worsening dementi...


Presidents were much different in the 70’s. Very entertaining! I’d recommend this film, especially if you know nothing about Jimmy Carter.


This one left me haunted and scared. From Charlie Kaufman, probably most well known for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. A new couple visit the boyfriend’s family on a rural farm, but every...


Indie film maker Kristen Johnson has made unique and heartwarming documentary about her father. She explores his fragile being and celebrates his life by recreating many, and sometimes weird, wa...


The other night a prowler came around to the back of my house and i saw their face in the french doors of my bedroom. I was feeding the baby at about 10pm. It scared me. The police came and looke...


Probably the best film i’ve seen this year, i had a feeling it would be. Kelly Reichardt, the director, is not from Portland- but lives here- and has made several films based in Oregon (Meek’s Cu...


My favorite film podcast hosts, (Filmspotting) recommended this small film. Someone even likened it to a movie i loved either last year or the year before (Leave No Trace). This one follows a typ...


I’m catching up on my indie films for the year. Might even shovel out the $12 for a feature film to watch at home. Thinking of one called Clementine, a queer love story to celebrate Pride. Amazon...


Era of the online new release. This one is on amazon prime. Fun film that is reminiscent of Fargo and with twists like Knives Out. If you liked either of these, please check this one out! I is a ...


Five years ago i was on the island of Santorini, Greece. Some years before that, it was Oaxaca. I loved both. Today i have a beautiful, happy baby one week away from being 4 months old. I just do...


May 13, 2020

investigation in Random Thoughts

ive been waiting to have a moment to write. most of my moments, when i don’t have the baby in had, is performing necessities to keep life going- laundry, dishes, showering, etc. my resilience has...


I purchased tickets to see this film the night i ended up giving birth to my little River, but saw it on Hulu last week. Beautiful and worth another watch.


Again, with this film, I’m not sure it is actually an indie film- Rian Johnson is a fairly well-known director since that Star Wars movie. But, he did start out as an indie filmmaker (and beloved...


I’ve enjoyed films by this director for many years now. Marriage Story is one of his best (granted, i haven’t seen everything) There are reasons this one was up for the Oscars. I don’t know if it...


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