Review: The Secret of Crickley Hall

Ghosts get stirred up in The Secret of Crickley Hall, a 2012 BBC horror series on Hulu and several other streamers. Suranne Jones stars, which means it must be watched.

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Review The Man Without Gravity (L’uomo senza gravità)

The Man Without Gravity (L’uomo senza gravità) comes from Italy. It uses magical realism to tell the story of a lonely outsider who struggles to be accepted and find happiness. There are spoilers ahead.

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Review: Shine On with Reese

In Shine On with Reese, Reese Witherspoon interviews women who have achieved a great deal in a number of different fields. The women she talked with were smart and interesting.

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Review: Let It Snow

Let it Snow presents a new and different look at the holiday staple romcom. Let it Snow is about high school kids for one thing. For another thing, one of the romances is between two girls. That’s making history, I think. Finally, it’s funny.

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Review: American Son

American Son came almost intact from a Broadway show into this film. It feels like you’re watching a live play. There’s one set, four actors (the same four that played these parts on Broadway), and blocking and acting that looks like a stage play.

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Review: Life Itself

Life Itself is a multi-generational family drama full of love and heartbreak. It’s from writer and director Dan Fogelman, the creator of This Is Us.

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Review: Queer Eye: We’re in Japan!

Queer Eye: We’re in Japan! gives the Fab 5 a chance to take their act on the road and give it a cross cultural test. Spoiler – their effect on people is the same in Japan as in the U.S.

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Review: Hache

Hache is a crime thriller from Spain starring Adriana Ugarte in another brilliant lead performance. This is Netflix 5th Spanish original.

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Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle, adapted from a Shirley Jackson novel, is a Gothic horror tale of insanity and paranoia. The slow moving story is marked by mounting dread.

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Review: Holiday in the Wild

Holiday in the Wild is a Christmas story about elephants. And Africa. And people who fall in love with elephants. And Africa. And each other.

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