Review: Rebecka Martinsson

Rebecka Martinsson is an 8 part Swedish mystery series about a Stockholm lawyer. It’s based on 4 novels by Åsa Larsson. Many of the characters follow from mystery to mystery. Continue reading “Review: Rebecka Martinsson”

Review: My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi)

My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi) is a Georgian language film from writer and director Nana Ekvtimishvili about a woman who just wants to be left alone by her family. Continue reading “Review: My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi)”

Review: The Crown, season 2

The Crown season 2 is as lush and grand as season 1. It provides a view of the world in the late 1950s from inside the vulnerable but unbreakable British monarchy. Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of the pitch perfect cast continue the story behind the facade. Peter Morgan, creator of the series, has given us 10 more fascinating episodes to savor. Spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: The Crown, season 2”

A Release Date and a bit of a Teaser for Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Marvel’s Jessica Jones is finally, finally, ready with a release date. Plan for all 13 episodes to drop on Netflix at 12:01 AM on March 8, 2018. Continue reading “A Release Date and a bit of a Teaser for Marvel’s Jessica Jones”

Review: Godless

Godless is a 7 part mini-series Western from Netflix. It’s a sweeping tale of evil power vs. good. The story features misshapen religion and disastrous interference from the press. There are love stories, family stories, and stories about fathers and sons. It takes place in the 1880s.  Beware the spoilers. Continue reading “Review: Godless”

Thoughts on Godless episode 1 “An Incident at Creede”

I started watching Godless last night. I only watched the first episode, “An Incident at Creede.” I intend to keep watching, but I had a few bothersome thoughts about this episode I want to mention. After I finish the season I’ll have more to say. I hope by then I will be less picky and more pleased. Continue reading “Thoughts on Godless episode 1 “An Incident at Creede””

Review: The Big Sick

The Big Sick, with the worst title ever inflicted on a movie, is a sweet and charming love story. One of the characters does get sick in the middle of the story. Beware the spoilers. Continue reading “Review: The Big Sick”

Review: The Disappearance (Disparue)

The Disappearance (Disparue) is a French 8 part mini-series. If you’ve seen The Killing or Broadchurch or are familiar with the Spanish series Desaparecida, you’ll be familiar with the concept. Except this time you see it in French with a whole new cast and some excellent cinematography. Some of the plot details and all the nuance are completely French. Continue reading “Review: The Disappearance (Disparue)”

Review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, season 1

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is an Amazon Video exclusive. The first season of this comedy set in 1950s Manhattan is now streaming. It’s the story of the birth of a comedian. There are some season 1 spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, season 1”

Review: Lady Bird

If I had to describe Lady Bird with one word it would be real. This coming of age story for Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson feels absolutely, perfectly, nailed it, real for a certain type of kid growing up in America. Continue reading “Review: Lady Bird”