Review: Skate Kitchen

Skate Kitchen is unlike any film about young women you’ve ever seen. It tells the coming of age story of a Long Island teen who finds a surrogate family in a group of skateboarders.

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Brain Dump: I Am the Night, Supergirl, and Project Blue Book

This edition of Virginia shouting short bits into the void will concentrate on I Am the Night, Supergirl, and Project Blue Book.

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Review: Soni

Soni, a drama from India about two women police officers, demonstrates the difficulties the country is having granting women equal rights. I take hope from the fact that the director Ivan Ayr is a man who obviously gets it.

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Review: Black Earth Rising

In Black Earth Rising, Hugo Blick’s 8 part mini-series on Netflix, we watch a metaphoric chess game taking place. Humans claim dominion over the game. They assume different roles on the game board, determined by greed or altruism, the quest for power, the quest for justice, the need to love or to hate. When the game is done, the board is reset. New players take their places and the game begins again.

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Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur)

Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieu) from French director Claire Denis is a character study of Isabelle (Juliette Binoche), a lonely Parisian artist searching for love.

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Review: Support the Girls

Support the Girls is a day-in-the-life film about Lisa (Regina Hall) and the women she works with in a sports bar called Double Whammies. Lisa begins the day crying and ends it screaming.

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Review: Close

I was looking forward to seeing Close. It was directed by Vicky Jewson and based on the life of a real woman. I was expecting a great action film.

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Grace and Frankie, season 5

Grace and Frankie returned with a full-on “fuck it” attitude in season 5. They had to fight for their home and life on their own terms, but they made it happen.

With Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as Grace and Frankie and Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen as their ex-husbands Sol and Robert, the storyline from the past 4 seasons continues chugging merrily along. The series has been renewed for a 6th season by Netflix, so you can expect more antics from this group in 2020.

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Watch This: Trailer for Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð)

Here’s another interesting film coming from Iceland: Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð). The film is about an environmental activist. It will be in theaters in March.

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Review: Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade is so agonizingly real it’s like being back in eighth grade. It’s been so many decades since I was that age you’d think those feelings of awkward social insecurity would be long gone, but this movie brought them all rushing back.

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