The Rhythm Section, a thriller starring Blake Lively

The Rhythm Section is a revenge thriller with Blake Lively as a newbie assassin. It was directed by Reed Morano. See it on Prime Video.

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Apple Mortgage Cake is the real thing

Apple Mortgage Cake is an older film (2014) streaming on Prime Video. It’s the true story of how a woman saved her home by baking cakes – lots of cakes!

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Behind Her Eyes, intense and mysterious

Behind Her Eyes is a genre bending mini-series from Britain. Whether you love it or hate it will depend on how you feel about the surprise reveal at the end. It’s streaming on Netflix.

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I Care a Lot covers everyone with the rotten stench of greed

I Care a Lot is a morality tale on the evils of capitalism. There are no ‘good guys’ in this film on Netflix. Everyone is equally disgusting and evil. The word care in the title refers to guardianship of care, which is a legal way to steal every penny from folks in care homes.

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Nomadland: real people, real lives

Nomadland from director Chloé Zhao fits neatly with her previous work. She finds a story to tell and uses real people and their real lives to tell it. You can watch this one streaming on Hulu.

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Burn it All, the patriarchy, that is

Burn it All tells the story of Alex. She returns home to bury her mother and finds a gang of body snatchers who harvest organs from fresh corpses. Alex is already disgusted with men who think they can do whatever they want. This is the final straw. She goes to war. The film will be available on VOD starting February 19.

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Wildlike makes a harrowing run for it

Wildlike puts a young girl in a dangerous situation and watches her escape. It was filmed in Alaska with spectacular views. The girl struggles to find a way to safety. You can see this sensitive and beautiful film on Prime Video.

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Holy Camp (La llamada), musical comedy from Spain

Holy Camp (La llamada) is a comedy set to music in a Catholic summer camp for teens. It was a popular stage production before it was made into a movie. Much of the same cast were in the stage show. This Spanish language musical is streaming on Netflix.

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To All the Boys: Always and Forever completes the trilogy

To All the Boys: Always and Forever is the final high school romcom in a trilogy about Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and her dreams of living her life as a romance novel. It began as a series of gushy love letters, and will end with letters as the two teen sweethearts enter colleges across the country from each other. The series is on Netflix.

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The Map of Tiny Perfect Things explores perfection, math, and letting go

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things fits in the genre of stories about people who relive the same day over and over. I have no qualms about this plot idea being used elsewhere before. This is a unique treatment and an enjoyable one. It’s streaming on Prime Video.

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