Sarah's Backstage Pass

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Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 Rock Camp: The Movie (2021) Sarah Knight Adamson I always appreciate examples of kids and teens being mentored in films, and this one is great! The rock royalty includes--Roger Daultry, Joe Perry, Slash, Clarence Clemons, Meat Loaf, and Joe Walsh, along with Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, of Kiss. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2021
3.5/4 The Dig (2021) Sarah Knight Adamson "The Dig" is an exhilarating reenactment of a historical coastal English countryside dig with heartfelt performances by all. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
3.5/4 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson "Wonder Woman 1984" is exactly the film we need to teach young girls throughout to world that they can be superheroes by doing their best in helping others. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2021
3/4 We Can Be Heroes (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson Here's great family fun viewing for all, with dazzling special effects and non-stop action-the back-and-forth banter between the superhero kids feels 'on the nose' as we are privy to their inner thoughts. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2021
4/4 Soul (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson Here's a film that's perfect for the entire family. Similar in tone to Disney's "Inside Out," kids and adults are shown that through our differences, we shine as people and that it's never too late to follow your dreams. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
4/4 News of the World (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson Screenplay writer, director Paul Greenhouse presents a story of compassion, love, & family. "News of the World" is my favorite movie of 2020. Tom Hanks' acting is phenomenal-he is the reason to see the film along with breakout star Helena Zengel. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
3/4 The Prom (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson I enjoyed James Corden's performance as well as all of the cast, lavish sets, and costuming. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
3.5/4 Dear Santa (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson As the viewer, you'll experience the joy of the Christmas spirit. You can't help be inspired by Santa's elves and the trouble they encounter in finding the kids' perfect gifts. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
3.5/4 LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson It's great to see so many familiar characters as Rey explores the past and present of the Skywalker saga and the expanded universe-with the surprise addition of The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
4/4 Let Them All Talk (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson Soderberg used an unconventional filmmaking method by using only an outline instead of a script, take notice of the cast improvising their lines. It's an enjoyable film about friendship, regrets, and even a new romance, with a natural and organic tone. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
4/4 Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson A beautiful movie with messages of love and forgiveness. The music and Dolly Parton will warm your heart. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020
2.5/4 Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson Unfortunately, the narrow script and depressing scenes don't explain how Vance was able to break the cycle. The narrow focus elicits anger rather than sympathy. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020
3.5/4 Belushi (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson The excellent film highlights the complex persona of a beloved American icon who changed comedy forever. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2020
3/4 Over the Moon (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson The animation is both creative and eye-popping colorful. We travel on a space adventure filled with touching family moments and has a soundtrack of catchy, memorable songs along with an adorable bunny and sweet little frog. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2020
2.5/4 Holidate (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson What started as a clever storyline quickly turned into an onscreen groundhog day-situation. The characters became monotonous and somewhat dull. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2020
4/4 A Most Beautiful Thing (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson Mary Mazzio, writer/director of "A Most Beautiful Thing," takes us on an inspiring 'call to action' voyage - her sharp lens brings us one of the Best documentaries of 2020. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2020
3/4 2 Hearts (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson "2 Hearts" is an inspirational movie that plays like a Hallmark movie, which is fine with me as the intended messages are brought to the forefront with believable and charming characters. Bring your Kleenex, you may shed a tear or two. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
3/4 The Social Dilemma (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson This is a call to action film alerting us of the addiction and the emotional struggles of adults, teens, and children that are using social media. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
3.5/4 From the Vine (2019) Sarah Knight Adamson Some may know of Pantoliano from his "Sopranos" days; here he radiates the screen in every frame of the gorgeous Italian countryside. It's as if he was meant to play the role; it's refreshingly old-fashioned storytelling that scores high notes. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
4/4 Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson Michelle Rodriguez, a star of the "Fast and Furious" movies, advocates for all stuntwomen to receive the recognition they deserve. One of the best documentaries of the year! EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
3.5/4 Nomadland (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson The reason to watch "Nomadland" is to see first-hand Frances McDormand's heartfelt performance, one of the best of her career, and to bring the topic of nomad workers to the forefront. Look for Oscar buzz and many awards in the coming season. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
3.5/4 David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson The choreography is mesmerizing, the music is extraordinary, and the feeling of joy creates a tone of hope. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
3.5/4 One Night in Miami (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson The script's lighthearted humor contrasts that weighty issues at stake-one of my favorite films at #TIFF20. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2020
4/4 Mulan (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson "Mulan" raises the bar in Disney sequels. This one is outstanding. The strong, gorgeous storyline for Mulan, the female character, sets a wonderful role model for all girls worldwide. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2020
4/4 Fatima (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson "Fatima" is a gorgeous film with inccredible performances by all cast members. The beautiful, majestic voice of Andrea Bocelli sets a spiritual and haunting tone of the film. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2020
3.5/4 Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson An excellent film on all fronts. Great script, tremendous acting and a realistic look at mental health and the ramifications for teens. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2020
3/4 The One and Only Ivan (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson Heartwarming film for all. The original song "Free" written by iconic songwriter Diane Warren, sets the tone and intended message of the film. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2020
2.5/4 Unhinged (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson The movie turns into a 'violent, slasher horror film very quickly. Russell Crowe is terrifying as "The Man." I'd recommend the film if you are a horror fan; otherwise, I'd steer clear. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2020
3/4 () Sarah Knight Adamson "The Sleepover"is an outrageous, silly family-centered film for the everyone, similar to the "Spy Kids" movies. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2020
3.5/4 Boys State (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson Directors, Amanda McBaine & Jesse Moss, give us an outstanding bird's eye view of the process, by following four boys, each with very different personalities & backgrounds. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2020
3.5/4 Made in Italy (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson "Made in Italy" is a beautiful sun-quenched film that washes over you like a lovely summer breeze-filmed in the quaint, colorful village of Montecheelio in the Tuscany region of Italy. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2020
3/4 Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson Director David Dobkin, who brought us laughs in "Wedding Crashers," presents a hysterical film capitalizing on Will Ferrell's 'Man Child' persona. You'll see some hilarious moments, and I especially enjoyed viewing Rachael McAdams's comedic performance. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2020
3/4 Radioactive (2019) Sarah Knight Adamson We learn a great deal about Marie Curie, through Rosamund Pike's exceptional portrayal. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2020
3/4 The Rental (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson Dave Franco's writing and directing debut "The Rental" is a psychological horror-thriller that will keep you guessing. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2020
3.5/4 Faith Based (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson The dynamic duo of Luke Barnett and Tanner Thomason carry "Faith Ba$ed" as a buddy-movie-leaving the making of a 'Christian based film' as a minor subplot. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2020
3.5/4 Greyhound (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson Similar in tone to the film "Dunkirk," slight on narrative heavy-handed on facial expressions--Tom Hanks is superb! EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2020
3/4 My Spy (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson Family friendly comedy that I'd actually like to see a sequel in the works. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
4/3.5 Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo (2019) Sarah Knight Adamson The film comes from the heart, it's a raw, uplifting portrait of a person with a giving, and humorous soul. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2020
4/4 The Outpost (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson This outstanding film is a tribute to the soldiers and their families. I can't urge you enough to see this important, historical film, it will tug at your heartstrings. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2020
4/4 Hamilton (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson "Hamilton" is a refreshing intermission of our world at the moment-electrifying and ingenious, brilliant, and exhilarating- a joyous celebration of our nation's history, seen through a vision of untraditional casting. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2020
3.5/4 Miss Juneteenth (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson I didn't want the movie to end, that's how much the film invests in its mother-daughter character portrayal. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2020
3.5/4 The Short History of the Long Road (2019) Sarah Knight Adamson The film starts as a gentle father-daughter story and shifts gears towards a painful coming-of-age tale. Sabrina Carpenter carries the film superbly as she navigates her new life without her parents. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2020
4/4 Dads (2019) Sarah Knight Adamson Excellent, comedic and serious documentary--the diversity of the dads is substantial; different styles of parenting from around the globe are highlighted-all with the common thread of love at the core. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2020
4/2.5 Artemis Fowl (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson The film is dark in tone, complicated, and very hard to follow. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2020
4/4 Shirley (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson Moss and Stuhlbarg are absorbing in their roles. The toxic relationship between Jackson and Stanley is similar to watching "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf." EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2020
3/4 How to Build a Girl (2019) Sarah Knight Adamson Beanie Feldstein is the reason to see this film, we view her many moods and personas. A fun, wild, crazy ride with a great message about friendship. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2020
3.5/4 Inside the Rain (2019) Sarah Knight Adamson I applaud Aaron Fisher's courage, tenacity, and resourcefulness not only to write, direct and star in the film but to put himself 'out there' in hopes of helping himself and others to understand his challenging condition. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2020
3.5/4 Spaceship Earth (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson Director Matt Wolf's background film footage, along with narration, adds tremendously to the dream of the groups' final experiment. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2020
3.5/4 Bad Education (2019) Sarah Knight Adamson Hugh Jackman is the reason to see this film. It's one of his best performances of his career. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2020
3.5/4 Selah and the Spades (2019) Sarah Knight Adamson Selah is a fully written and expertly directed character; she's a force to be reckoned with. She's strong, beautiful, bold, and driven by power. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2020