Thirteen Lives

For three years, I have received an annual movie about the Tham Luang cave rescue.  First, we had the experienced first responders recreating their efforts in Cave Rescue.  Then, the team behind Free Solo made a documentary about the disaster with The Rescue.  And now, the story receives the “Hollywood” treatment with Ron Howard’s Thirteen Lives.  Despite my personal exhaustion with this story, I was excited to see how this latest adaptation measured up to…


Embrace of the Serpent

By the end of the month, faithful viewers of the Academy Awards will see if Ciro Guerra’s Embrace of the Serpent is able to beat out the other pictures competing for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year.  I can’t comment if Guerra’s film is better than the other contenders, but I think the Academy was very generous by nominating it in the first place.