Review: Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man

Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man is a 2005 documentary that found its way to Amazon Prime Video recently. His music will never grow old or cease to incite wonder. This documentary is a good reminder of that.

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Review: Brittany Runs a Marathon

Brittany Runs a Marathon is a comedy with plenty of serious undertones. It takes an aimless, irresponsible woman from her meaningless life to purposeful adulthood and it’s funny in the process.

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Review: The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open is as unique and unusual as the title hints it is. The subject matter, the writing style, the camera work – everything about this film breaks the mold. The Canadian indie is set in an unnamed city. There are spoilers ahead.

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Review: Bloom, season 1

Bloom, from Australia, brings another sci fi series to lovers of the genre. It’s a six part series available on Hulu in the U.S. There are spoilers ahead.

Season 1 ends with a tantalizing cliffhanger, and season 2 is already in the works. Some beloved Australian stars lead this one – particularly Bryan Brown and Jacki Weaver.

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Review: Booksmart

Booksmart stars Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever as high school friends who realize just before graduation day that they’ve done nothing but work all through high school. They vow to do something fun before it’s too late.

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Review: Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings

Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings is a set of 8 stories based on songs from Dolly Parton’s past. The stories are unrelated and can be watched in any order. All of them are stories about love and faith and do indeed tug at the heartstrings.

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Review: The Accident

Sarah Lancashire, Joanna Scanlan, and Sidse Babett Knudsen star in The Accident, the final series in a trilogy by writer Jack Thorne. A lot of vocal Brits on Twitter hated it when it aired on Channel 4 in the UK. I found it gripping, complex and nuanced.

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Review: High Seas (Alta Mar), season 2

Season 2 of High Seas (Alta mar) was stronger in terms of plotting than season 1. The scenes of the ship sailing on the ocean looked a little better as well. I think Netflix decided to invest more money in this series when they saw it was a hit, and it shows. The Spanish series has been renewed for at least 4 seasons.

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Review: The Crown, season 3

The Crown, season 3, has an all new cast but the same royal family we enjoyed getting to know in previous seasons. The switch to older actors in the royal roles is hardly an awareness blip as the new cast takes over with brilliant work all round.

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The Revolutionary Vibe of Batwoman

Good heavens, people, Batwoman is doing revolutionary things in every episode. I’m talking about gay pride, about openly being a lesbian superhero.

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