Transparent took a trip to Israel in season 4. The Pfefferman clan continues to struggle with issues of identity, gender, sexuality, trauma, family, belonging, and home. Beware the spoilers. Continue reading “Review: Transparent, Season 4”
The sci-fi thriller Annihilation based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy released its first teaser. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Annihilation”
This is Us season 1 can be seen on Hulu. Season 2 just began on NBC. It’s an excellent series, well worth watching. I didn’t watch season 1 live because of the way it was described and promoted. But I saw and heard so many enthusiastic comments about it, I recently caught up on Hulu. I will definitely be watching season 2 live. This review is of season 1 only. Beware the spoilers. Continue reading “Review: This is Us, Season 1”
Maya Dardel stars a gravel-voiced Lena Olin as the title character in what looks to be the portrait of an unusual older woman. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Maya Dardel”
The Five on Netflix has a lot going for it. Harlan Coben created it. It’s from Red Production Company and produced by Karen Lewis – the same folks who bring us Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley. The star is Tom Cullen, a big selling point.
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First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers from director Angelina Jolie is a child’s experience of the genocide in Cambodia during the reign of the Khmer Rouge. Continue reading “Review: First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers”
Red Sparrow stars Jennifer Lawrence in a thriller about a Russian ballerina turned spy. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Red Sparrow”
Better Things didn’t exist as far as I knew. I seldom watch FX so I hadn’t seen teasers for it. I kept hearing this name Pamela Adlon in connection with other things. I thought who the heck is Pamela Adlon? Then I read an ecstatic review of the first two episodes of season 2 of Better Things.
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Top of the Lake China Girl was part disappointment and part perfection. There were far too many crazy or near crazy characters and far too much inexplicable behavior from the closer to sane characters. Beware the spoilers. Continue reading “Review: Top of the Lake China Girl”
Carrie Pilby is about a 19 year old woman living alone in NYC. She graduated from Harvard at the age of 18 and she’s struggling to figure out what to do with her life. Continue reading “Review: Carrie Pilby”