Series Review: “Only Murders in the Building”

A delightfully sneaky send-up of true crime fandom in the podcast culture, with a nod to the eccentricities of the uptown NYC zeitgeist.

Series Review: “The Wilds”

A captivating series about a group of troubled teenaged girls stranded on a deserted island. It’s ‘Lost’ meets ‘Lord of the Flies’ with a Feminist Hunger Games chaser.

Film Review: “I Care A Lot”

A hilariously dark spin on the legal guardianship paradigm. . . and a cautionary tale about getting your affairs in order while you still can.

Film Review: “The Sapphires”

Based on a true story, a feel-good Aussie tale about a group of Aboriginal girls with big dreams of singing professionally and seeing the world. The Vietnam War was an unexpected first stage.

Film Review: “Sound of Metal”

Riz Ahmed captivates as a heavy metal drummer who goes inexplicably and profoundly deaf, seemingly overnight. A raw observation of a life in transition.

Series Review: “The Queen’s Gambit”

The instantly addictive story of a brilliant young mind which takes the world of chess by storm, while a battle between genius and addiction rages within. It’s a must-see.

Film Review: “The Dig”

Based on the true story of the archeological wonder discovered in an English widow’s pasture on the eve of WWII. A moving elegy about the permanence of Death and the continuum of Life.

Film Review: “Uncle Frank”

A bittersweet film that paints an all too familiar portrait of sexual prejudice and persecution in a not so distant past, America.

Norma’s Streaming Picks

A Baby Boomer’s Guide to the Best Streaming Picks, for those who love Film, don’t mind the occasional sub-titles and prefer characters over super-heroes.

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