Brain Dump: Good Girls, UnREAL, Black Lightning

Time for a brain dump of all things TV. Today I’ll talk about Good Girls, UnREAL, and Black Lightning. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Good Girls, UnREAL, Black Lightning”

Review: 45 Years

45 Years is a tale of broken hearts. Kate (Charlotte Rampling) and Geoff (Tom Courtenay) are planning to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary when a letter arrives that sets off tremors in both of them. Continue reading “Review: 45 Years”

Review: Irreplaceable You

Irreplaceable You begins in the cemetery where Abbie (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is buried. In a voice over, Abbie explains her story. It began when she and Sam (Michiel Huisman) were 8 years old. They’d been together ever since. Continue reading “Review: Irreplaceable You”

Review: Good Karma Hospital, season 1

Good Karma Hospital comes from the UK by way of Acorn TV for American audiences. A young doctor, Ruby Walker (Amrita Acharia), breaks up with a long time boyfriend. She decides to leave England and work for a while in a modern hospital in India. Continue reading “Review: Good Karma Hospital, season 1”

Watch This: Trailer for Guernsey (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was the original title of this film, and the title of the book on which it is based. That’s been shortened to simply Guernsey for the film. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Guernsey (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society)”

Review: On Body and Soul

On Body and Soul (Teströl és lélekröl) is a Hungarian film. It is one of the nominees for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film this year. The film is a strange and almost poetic love story. It’s laced with ethereal beauty and bloody gore. Continue reading “Review: On Body and Soul”

Review: The Post

 The Post taps into the modern political situation like it was 1971. I don’t know how filmmakers tap into the zeitgeist of a particular moment with films like The Post that take months or years to make, but they do it again and again. Continue reading “Review: The Post”

Review: Queer Eye

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is back as simply Queer Eye. I loved the original series and I love the new series, which is streaming on Netflix. Continue reading “Review: Queer Eye”

Review: Imposters, season 1

Imposters is a TV series about a group of con artists. It’s a fun series with a great cast and an entertaining twisty storyline. This is a review (with a few spoilers, beware) of season 1. Season 2 will arrive on Bravo in April. Continue reading “Review: Imposters, season 1”

Review: Miss Meadows

Miss Meadows stars Katie Holmes in an eccentric and weirdly wonderful story about a prim and proper murderer. It’s one of the most delightful things I’ve seen: full of surprises and improbable in every way. Continue reading “Review: Miss Meadows”