Watch This: Trailer for The White Orchid

The White Orchid is a popular name for films. The 2017 version you’re seeing the trailer for stars Olivia Thirlby in a dark thriller about a murdered girl. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for The White Orchid”

Review: Deep Water

Deep Water is a 4-part Australian series based on true murder cases in the Sydney area. It’s been on Australian TV and just aired on the BBC. You can find it in the US on Amazon Video, Netflix, and YouTube. Continue reading “Review: Deep Water”

Review: Dukhtar (Daughter)

Dukhtar (Daughter) is set in the rural mountains of northern Pakistan. There tribal rules govern everything about a woman’s life. The practice of allowing child brides is still in effect. Beware the spoilers. Continue reading “Review: Dukhtar (Daughter)”

Review: The Sea of Trees

The Sea of Trees is a mystical, mysterious, spiritual journey about love. The trees are a forest called Aokigahara, known as The Sea of Trees. It’s a dense forest at the base of Japan’s Mount Fuji where people go to commit suicide. Continue reading “Review: The Sea of Trees”

Review: Big Eyes

Big Eyes is a tale emblematic of the late 1950s and early 1960s, in the days before the women’s liberation movement. The idea that a man would take credit for his wife’s work, and that she would let him, is a symptom of how is was. Continue reading “Review: Big Eyes”

Dicte – Crime Reporter, Season 3

Season 3 of the Danish drama Dicte is now on U.S. Netflix. If you’re a fan of this female led crime series, as I am, I suggest you watch it ASAP. Netflix seems to have trouble with the licensing of this series and you never know how long it will be available. The series is mostly in Danish, with English subtitles. Continue reading “Dicte – Crime Reporter, Season 3”

Watch This: Trailer for Before I Fall

Before I Fall is Groundhog Day for a teenaged girl. Zoey Deutch stars as the teen who relives the same day over and over. The film caught my attention because Jennifer Beals is in the cast. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Before I Fall”

Watch This: Trailer for The Zookeeper’s Wife

The Zookeeper’s Wife is set in Poland in 1939, immediately after the Nazi invasion. A married couple, who are the zookeepers of the Warsaw Zoo, begin a kind of underground railway for escaping Jews, using the zoo to hide them. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for The Zookeeper’s Wife”