Series Review: “The Handmaid’s Tale”
A Feminist Dystopian nightmare serves as exceptional TV and socio-political cautionary tale. Chilling on all counts.
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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.
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Film Review: “Pieces of a Woman”
When Grief mixes with Guilt. . . a shattering portrait of loss after the crushing tragedy of a home birth gone horribly wrong.
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.
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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.
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Film Review: “The Professor and the Madman”
Sean Penn and Mel Gibson shine in the engrossing and ultimately heartbreaking true story of the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary.
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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