Review: Dangerous Beauty

Netflix just put Dangerous Beauty in its rotation as a new arrival. This 20 year old film was a treat. It’s based on the true story of a real, very badass, woman. Continue reading “Review: Dangerous Beauty”

Review: Mary Goes Round

Mary Goes Round from writer and director Molly McGlynn is a Canadian film about a substance abuse counsellor who is herself an alcoholic. The irony abounds in this moving drama about broken people who find ways to muddle through in spite of their issues. Continue reading “Review: Mary Goes Round”

Review: The Man in the High Castle, season 3

Season 3 of Amazon’s original The Man in the High Castle is a grim look at an alternate world where the Nazi Reich grows ever stronger. Juliana Crain (Alexa Davalos) continues to be the brightest light in a divided America. Continue reading “Review: The Man in the High Castle, season 3”

Review: Keeping Faith

Keeping Faith is a Welsh drama from the UK. Like Hinterland it was shot twice, once in Welsh and once in English. It’s an 8 part series. Keeping Faith is a tense and suspense filled drama set on the southern coast of Wales. There are minor spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Keeping Faith”

Brain Dump: Pop Culture Three-Pack

My premise about pop culture for this blog is that it matters. What we see becomes what we think and what we know as a society. In that light, I wanted to share a few general items that I found interesting in the last week. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Pop Culture Three-Pack”

Review: The Level

The Level is a police thriller from the UK. It’s currently available on Acorn TV. I watched all 6 episodes of season 1 with interest. It wasn’t renewed for a second season, and for good reasons. It’s an acceptable mystery for fans of the genre.  Flawed but watchable. Continue reading “Review: The Level”

Watch This: Trailer for The Little Drummer Girl

The Little Drummer Girl is a three night mini-series coming to AMC starting November 19. It’s based on the John le Carré novel. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for The Little Drummer Girl”

Review: Breathe

Breathe is based on the remarkable true story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, a British couple dealing with polio in the 1960s. Their love story is beautifully enacted by Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy. Continue reading “Review: Breathe”

Review: Murder on the Orient Express (1974 version)

I had company over the weekend. Their favorite channel is TCM, which I don’t get. Since we couldn’t find an oldie to watch on TCM, we watched the 1974 Murder on the Orient Express on Amazon Video. Continue reading “Review: Murder on the Orient Express (1974 version)”

Watch This: Trailer for Origin, a YouTube Original

YouTube is promoting Origin, one of the offerings from its new YouTube Premium subscription, to tempt viewers to join the service. Origin looks like a well done space adventure, and it may do the trick of bringing in new subscribers. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Origin, a YouTube Original”