Review: The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

A comment from a reader sent me on a hunt for The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, which I found on Amazon Video. This 2010 BBC film introduced me to “the first modern lesbian in British history,” and sent me searching through references on Wikipedia.
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Review: Suite Française

Suite Française is a different enough war story to be interesting for that reason alone, but it’s also beautifully well-done and acted. Beware the spoilers. Continue reading “Review: Suite Française”

Review: Maudie

Maudie is a biopic about Maud Lewis, a Canadian folk artist. Sally Hawkins stars brilliantly as the amazing painter, a woman afflicted with severe rheumatoid arthritis.  Continue reading “Review: Maudie”

Watch This: Trailer for The Incredible Jessica James

The Incredible Jessica James is a Netflix original movie. It premiers July 28. The heroine of The Incredible Jessica James is freaking dope and it looks like the whole movie will be freaking dope, too. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for The Incredible Jessica James”

Watch This: Professor Marston and The Wonder Women

Professor Marston and The Wonder Women is about William Marston who created the comic book character Wonder Woman. The story includes two wonder women who were in on the whole adventure.
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Review: Lion

Lion simply amazes. Think back to what you can remember from when you were 5 years old. I don’t imagine your memories are very detailed. But for Saroo Brierley, whose true story this is, his detailed memories of his first 5 years helped him find his way home 25 years later. This review contains spoilers. Continue reading “Review: Lion”

Review: The Lighthouse of the Orcas (El faro de las orcas)

The Lighthouse of the Orcas (El faro de las orcas) is a beautiful Argentinean film based on a real person – Roberto “Beto” Bubas, a park ranger in Patagonia, Argentina. Continue reading “Review: The Lighthouse of the Orcas (El faro de las orcas)”

Review: Okja

Okja is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. A young Korean girl and her friend the super pig Okja win our hearts. Into their charmed existence in the serene mountains comes the horror of the meat producing business.

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