Watch This: Trailer for Skate Kitchen

Skate Kitchen from talented young writer/director Crystal Moselle is the story of a group of female skateboarders. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Skate Kitchen”

Brain Dump: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Set it Up, and The Bold Type

In this brain dump I’m disgorging tidbits about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Set it Up, and The Bold Type. One’s to binge watch, one’s a movie, and one’s a series on Freeform. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Set it Up, and The Bold Type”

Review: Ackley Bridge, season 1

Ackley Bridge tells the story of a school in the mythical English Yorkshire town of Ackley Bridge. White and Asian (Pakistani mostly) folks have lived together in the small town for years, but their children have gone to segregated schools. Now they will be thrown together in a new school, called Ackley Bridge College, and learn to be together peacefully. Continue reading “Review: Ackley Bridge, season 1”

Review: Marcella, season 2

Marcella is a British police officer. In season 2, she investigates a series of murders of children on the edge of puberty. She simultaneously investigates her own psyche and the blackout experiences she suffers. Continue reading “Review: Marcella, season 2”

Review: Manhattan Night

Manhattan Night from 2016 is now streaming on Amazon Video and other sources. I’ve wanted to see it since it first came out because it has Jennifer Beals. Continue reading “Review: Manhattan Night”

Review: Sense8 Finale “Amor Vincit Omnia”

Sense8 came back with a 2 1/2 hour finale Amor Vincit Omnia or Love Conquers All that was a love letter to the fans and a glorious exit for a sprawling, heart-filled series about true connection.

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Review: Ocean’s 8

I’ve seen the other Ocean’s movies. What I remember about them is there was a heist and the actors seemed to have a wonderful time. That’s also what I’ll remember about Ocean’s 8. There was a heist and the actors seemed to have a wonderful time. They had a good time, so the audience did, too. It was infectious. Continue reading “Review: Ocean’s 8”

Watch This: Trailer for The Girl in the Spider’s Web

The Girl in the Spider’s Web is part of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. This latest film is from a book by David Lagercrantz, based on the characters of the original creator Stieg Larsson. I read the book The Girl in the Spider’s Web some time ago, and thought it compared well with the three novels in the original Millennium series by Stieg Larsson. Fingers crossed the movie is of equal quality. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for The Girl in the Spider’s Web”

Watch This: Trailer for Peppermint

Peppermint brings Jennifer Garner back to a role reminiscent of her beginnings in Alias and Daredevil. She’s armed and she’s out for revenge. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Peppermint”

Review: The Rain

The Rain is an 8 part Danish sci-fi thriller about a rain-borne virus that wiped out much of the population of Scandinavia, and perhaps the entire world. I’m not aware of a 2nd season, but the ending left the idea open. Continue reading “Review: The Rain”