Shadowhunters: The Descent into Hell is easier to stomach than the pilot. Three words: Simon, Izzy, and Alec. Ok, that’s technically four. Let’s add Silent City to make it six.Read More Shadowhunters: Descent into Hell Is Easier to Stomach
The Oscar nominations are out, and it looks like a good year for lady stories. Both films I reviewed last week, Carol and Brooklyn, have received noms for best adapted screenplay, along with Emma Donoghue’s film version of her novel Room. I haven’t written about Room yet, mostly because I’m still in therapy from reading […]Read More How To Win An Oscar (For Lady Writing)
Please note: May contain spoilers for those not familiar with the series. The Mortal Cup, the pilot for Freeform’s new Shadowhunters series, lived up to my expectations: mediocre with a nice slice of Simon. It’s a TV pilot. Honestly, pilots tend to be the weakest episode of a series. There are exceptions like Mr. […]Read More Shadowhunters: Pilot – Who Are All These Peeps?
I was introduced to The Mortal Instruments series by my teenage niece only a few months ago. I’m a mother of two with a full time job and deadlines for my own writing, yet I managed to binge read the entire six book series in less than a month. Oh yeah, I’m not a fast […]Read More Shadowhunters Takes the Small Screen
For my first assignment for this blog, I’ve taken a look at two pretty gorgeous movies based on novels about New York shop girls in the ‘50s who long for better lives. And I’m pleased to report that screenwriters Phyllis Nagy and Nick Hornby, adapting Carol and Brooklyn, respectively, have not let us down […]Read More Adapting Carol and Brooklyn