Review: Ratched, season 1

Ratched uses mind-altering saturated color and gorgeous visuals to tell the lunatic story of the murder and mayhem that created the horrifying nurse Mildred Ratched, played here by Sarah Paulson.

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Review: The Duchess

The Duchess is a comedy series created by Katherine Ryan. It’s streaming on Netflix, which is where I’d seen a comedy special from Katherine Ryan and enjoyed it. That prompted me to give The Duchess a look.

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Review: Criminal UK, season 2

Criminal UK, the fascinating cat-and-mouse police interrogation series, returned with a 4 episode second season. This is a continuation of Criminal – 4 related series set in UK, Germany, Spain, and France from 2019. However, it looks like only the UK got a second series.

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Review: First Day

First Day is an Australian series about a transgender girl as she enters school as her authentic self for the first time. It’s aimed at young people. It both helps clarify what it is to be transgender and provides inspiration for those who might be in a similar situation.

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Documentaries Galore: RBG, The Fight, and All In

With Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing in the news and new documentaries that bear on the upcoming election, I spent the weekend watching docs. I saw RBG for the second time, The Fight, and All In: The Fight for Democracy.

As Gloria Steinem once said, “Everything is political.” These three films, two issued just prior to a national election, are reminders of that.

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Review: RBG, the Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary

RBG explores the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg is a towering figure in American life and an active justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Review: Stray Dolls

Stray Dolls takes us into the gritty world of runaways and immigrants who barely get by. Two young women team up as life pushes them into crime after crime. The film is streaming on Prime Video.

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Review: Cuties (Mignonnes)

Cuties (Mignonnes) is a French film on Netflix. It is not what you have been lead to believe from the bad publicity Netflix generated with its original imagery promoting the film. It’s a sad story about how social media deceives young girls into thinking they need to be something they aren’t. There are spoilers ahead.

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Review: Love, Guaranteed

Love, Guaranteed was a pleasant surprise. Romcoms can take an interesting approach with a mostly trope free story now and then.

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Review: High Fidelity (2020)

High Fidelity stars Zoë Kravitz in a remake of the original Nick Hornby movie. The 2000 original starred John Cusack. Not only did the lead character get a gender swap in the new version, but the story went from film length to a roomier 10 episode series on Hulu.

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