Review: First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers from director Angelina Jolie is a child’s experience of the genocide in Cambodia during the reign of the Khmer Rouge. Continue reading “Review: First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers”

Review: Better Things, Season 1

Better Things didn’t exist as far as I knew. I seldom watch FX so I hadn’t seen teasers for it. I kept hearing this name Pamela Adlon in connection with other things. I thought who the heck is Pamela Adlon? Then I read an ecstatic review of the first two episodes of season 2 of Better Things.
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Review: Top of the Lake China Girl

Top of the Lake China Girl was part disappointment and part perfection. There were far too many crazy or near crazy characters and far too much inexplicable behavior from the closer to sane characters. Beware the spoilers. Continue reading “Review: Top of the Lake China Girl”

Review: Carrie Pilby

Carrie Pilby is about a 19 year old woman living alone in NYC. She graduated from Harvard at the age of 18 and she’s struggling to figure out what to do with her life. Continue reading “Review: Carrie Pilby”

Review: Season 2 of One Mississippi

Season 2 of One Mississippi is on Amazon Video. Tig Notaro – with Diablo Cody – created this comedy/drama based loosely on Tig’s own life. Continue reading “Review: Season 2 of One Mississippi”

Review: Berlin Syndrome

Berlin Syndrome is an Australian thriller about a Australian photographer who heads to Berlin on her own and meets exactly the wrong guy. Continue reading “Review: Berlin Syndrome”

Watch This: Trailer for Lady Bird

Lady Bird isn’t about Lady Bird Johnson, my original thought when I saw the title. It’s a mother-daughter story starring Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Lady Bird”

Review: 3 Generations

For all the problems and rebranding involved in bringing 3 Generations to the screen, I expected it to be a mess. It was actually quite good. The emotions were real and alive. The performances were excellent. Continue reading “Review: 3 Generations”

Watch This: Trailer for Season 2 of The Crown

The Crown on Netflix was one of the best things on television when it began. Season 2 will be available on December 8, and promises more of the same. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Season 2 of The Crown”

Review: The Defenders season 1

The Defenders season 1 is part origin story for the supergroup known as The Defenders and part war against the Hand, a superevil power. Most of the supporting characters from the individual series for each of the 4 superheroes make at least a small appearance. There are a few mild spoilers in the review.
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