Where’d You Go Bernadette is a thoroughly wonderful two hours at the movies. You really can’t go wrong with Cate Blanchett in one of the most delightful roles of her career. This little family dramedy will leave your heart warm and your mind aflutter thinking of all the adventures that might be waiting for you. I really could not be more happy with how this movie turned out, and now I may just have to go get my hands on a copy of the book, too.
Netflix’s Patriot Act has always had its finger on the pulse, uncovering and presenting little-known nuances of some pretty insane stories that affect our daily lives. Many times, these topics are pretty depressing, but host Hasan Minhaj delivers them with enough humor to make them feel more ridiculous (while also sparking activism). However, the most recent episode of Patriot Act, which centers upon the Opioid Crisis and rise of Fentanyl, is on a different level altogether. It’s enraging and frustrating to the point where the humor feels more sad and even necessary in order to make it through the entire discussion. It’s an expertly done episode of television that will stick with you for a while to come.
Debut author Erin A. Craig brings the Brothers Grimm’s story of the 12 Dancing Princesses back to life in her eerie gothic romance retelling House of Salt and Sorrows. Hauntingly atmospheric, this standalone YA fantasy novel is a perfect read for a dreary day, or to get in the mood for fall. If you’re a fan of Crimson Peak, you definitely don’t want to miss this book!
If slow-sweeping indie rock numbers are your jam, look no further than Whitney’s latest release. On “Used To Be Lonely,” singer Julien Ehrlich’s soft, yet piercing falsetto (ever present in Whitney’s music) serves as an excellent emphasis for bittersweet lyrics reflecting on the history of a relationship. It’s the perfect appetizer for the band’s highly anticipated forthcoming sophomore album, Forever Turned Around, due out on August 30.