Review: Unorthodox

Unorthodox is a German mini-series about an ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman who escapes her community in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg district. She goes to Berlin, a place simmering with the spirits of dead Jews, where she finds help and acceptance.

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Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker stars Octavia Spencer in a role that has been waiting for her since the beginning of her career. She was the perfect Sarah, AKA Madam C.J. Walker.

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Off on a Tangent about S5 of Last Tango in Halifax

Last Tango in Halifax season 5 came to me as a gift on my birthday. I don’t intend to review it or recap it, I simply want to talk about a few bits. It will be a little spoilery, but not in any large sense. A few scenes, and a few remarks, and I’ll be done.

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Review: Feel Good

Feel Good is the achingly particular comedy based on the life of the star and creator Mae Martin. It’s a volatile, emotional, and hilarious trip through a few weeks of Mae’s life.

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Review: Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears takes Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis) on an adventure worthy of Indiana Jones. Fans loyal to Miss Fisher and her flamboyant glamour paid for this film with crowdfunding. I think they’ll be happy with the result.

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Review: Justine

Justine is a tightly wound story about grief and healing from writer and director Stephanie Turner. Turner also stars in the film.

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Little Fires Everywhere, episodes 1 – 3

Little Fires Everywhere, a Hulu Original, released episodes 1-3 this week. The remaining 5 episodes of the mini-series will become available on 5 coming Wednesdays.

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Review: The Farewell

The Farewell passed me by while it was in theaters. I was delighted to see it pop up on Prime Video. This beautiful film is about a multi-generational Chinese family and their way of dealing with a cancer diagnosis for the beloved grandmother.

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Review: The Valhalla Murders

The Valhalla Murders is an Icelandic language mystery thriller on Netflix. It’s an outstanding mystery series, full of suspense and interesting characters.

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Review: Lost Girls

Lost Girls tells the story of a mom searching for her missing daughter. From director Liz Garbus, the film is inspired by true events detailed in Robert Kolker’s “Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery.”

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