The Fall Season 1

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The Fall is a British/Irish series that follows the killing spree of a serial killer in Belfast, Ireland.  He seems your average Joe, a husband with a wife and two small children, but inside he carries a lot of hatred … Continued

The Arrival

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The Arrival is a science fiction film based in part on the short story by Ted Chiang called The Story of Your Life.  It would be difficult to review the film without mentioning the differences between the film and the short … Continued

Alien Covenant

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“Covenant” is the long awaited sequel to Prometheus, the latest in the Alien movie franchise.  If you haven’t seen Prometheus, then you should before watching Covenant. The film begins 100 years in the past with a conversation about creation between … Continued

London Spy

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At first blush, London Spy doesn’t appear to be a romance story, but it is.  Hang with it and you’ll get there. Danny is a gay man in a community of drug addicts.  He also used to be an addict.  But … Continued

The Americans Season 5

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If you have not watched The Americans, it’s about a couple of Russians who come to the US when they’re teenagers as a married couple.  They are trained from an even younger age to be spies and they live among Americans … Continued

Miss Sloane

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I love clever films, especially ones that use clever woman.  This is one of those. Elizabeth Sloane is a powerful lobbyist in Washington DC working for the most powerful lobbying firm in Washington DC.  That all changes when the representative … Continued

The Ticket

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James is a thirty-something blind man working at a real estate firm, trying to talk people into selling their homes under the guise that their property values are about to drop drastically. It’s the perfect job for a blind person … Continued

Amanda Knox: A Netflix Documentary

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We don’t usually review documentaries or movies here, but this was probably the best crime documentary I’ve seen.  Kudos to Netflix for bringing everything together with the actual people telling their story and showing their bias. 10 out of 10 … Continued

Sew Useful by Debbie Shore

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Sew Useful by Debbie Shore is a sewing project book with some very cute and very useful projects. 8 out of 10 stars.  I liked Debbie’s Sew Bunting book and I’m not even a fan of bunting flags.  This book also … Continued

Creative Lettering Workshop by Lesley Riley

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Creative Lettering Workshop by Lesley Riley is an interesting look at designing mixed media art with quotes.  Not lettering.  Quotes.  The title is very misleading. 2 out of 10 stars.  This is really a mixed media art book, not a lettering … Continued

Playing with Transfer Images by Courtney Cerruti

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Playing with Transfer Images  by Courtney Cerruti is an interesting book with five methods of transferring images to other media. 4 out of 10 stars.  I liked the techniques described and they were described carefully, however I didn’t really like any … Continued

Mollie Makes Feathered Friends

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Mollie Makes Feathered Friends is a collaboration of various needle craft projects all featuring birds of one type or another. 2 out of 10 stars.  There’s some ingenuity in here, but the crafting styles vary widely.  There’s a lot of … Continued

Sewing for All Seasons by Susan Beal

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Sewing for All Seasons by Susan Beal is a cute little sewing project book geared for Christmas. 4 out of 10 stars.  There are some cute projects in here, but it’s more for ideas than for actually teaching.  I liked … Continued

Modern Holiday by Amanda Murphy

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Modern Holiday by Amanda Murphy is another book of sewing projects.  If you haven’t had a chance to look through recent posts, Colleen has reviewed several holiday sewing books.  Now it’s my turn. 3 out of 10 stars.  A better title … Continued

Sew Bunting by Debbie Shore

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Sew Bunting by Debbie Shore is a sewing book with nothing but bunting flag projects. 6 out of 10 stars.  When I first looked at this book, I thought I’d hate it.  Bunting flags.  What can you do with bunting … Continued

Sew Up a Home Makeover by Lexie Barnes

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Sew Up a Home Makeover by Lexie Barnes is another kids project sewing book. 0 out of 10 stars.  I’m an experienced seamstress so I look for certain things in a sewing project book, but accuracy always comes first.  If … Continued

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