Reviews of "Radical," "Rustin, "Fingernails," "Nyad," and "Quiz Lady."
Sometimes a film just reaches out and grabs your ankle. Nyad did this with me. Regardless of criticisms about her personal life, this is a wonderful film about friendship and faith and belief. Gotta say: so far this year my vote goes for this and Flora and Son. So I’m a sap! Saps can be happy too.
Watched Fingernails because my favorite female actor is in it. Thought the premise was crazy until I got into it. Actually the premise is fascinating. Of course Jesse is amazing (I have a crush). Her acting with her face is riveting. I was relieved with the happy ending. I curled up cringing at the fingernail scenes.
Nyad was a hero of mine. What was questionable about her private life?
I am flummoxed by the lack of response to your recent newsletters, which are excellent as usual. All I can do is note that I have seen the same dullness in other excellent, thoughtful Substacks I follow. Maybe we're all really numb right now. Just know that your eclectic range and informed work is appreciated.
The clip with the drill and the libidinous eye contact was freakin' hilarious.