COVID got me in Europe, so I am currently waiting it out, quarantined in Budapest. Which means I'm watching lots of movies in the dark with a bag of potato chips from the mini bar.
Some recently re-discovered favorites are
Home Again. A sweet story directed by Nancy Meyers' daughter, so you know the set design is divine. Total eye candy.
The Netflix documentary Reversing Roe. Good information, clear story telling, and a groundwork of understanding for the generations of women to young to have lived in a pre-Roe world.
The Netflix series Our Great National Parks narrated by Barack Obama.
The Way I See It about Pete Souza, Barack Obama's and Ronald Reagan's presidential photographer.
Exit Through the Gift Shop, a fun exploration on the reclusive street artist Banksy.
The Red Violin. My all time favorite movie, that follows the 400 year history of a violin from the 1600s to the late 1990s. I'm under-selling it. It's a visual feast and the story telling is beautiful.
Anything and everything by Nancy Meyers. I've seen them all, but I adore the set design and wardrobe. And the love stories are fun and up-lifting.
Top Gun Maverick. I'm not a huge Tom Cruise fan, but this movie is good summer fun. My daughter Katie and I have seen it three times and honestly....we'd go back for one more. (I didn't see this here in Budapest, but this list would not be complete without it)