Review: Girlfriends (2018)

Girlfriends, this Girlfriends, is a British comedy series streaming on Acorn TV with Miranda Richardson, Phyllis Logan, and Zoë Wanamaker in the lead roles.

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Review: Night Comes On

Night Comes On details two days in the impossibly difficult life of Angel (Dominique Fishback) as she’s released from juvenile detention on her 18th birthday. A bravura performance from Dominique Fishback brought this film to vivid life.

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Review: The Mandalorian, season 1

The Mandalorian on Disney+ is part of the Star Wars universe. Many people wear the title Mandalorian. They are bounty hunters with a code that doesn’t allow them to ever remove their helmets.

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Review: Good Morning, Verônica (Bom Dia, Verônica)

Good Morning, Verônica (Bom Dia, Verônica) is a Brazilian thriller about a woman police clerk who takes on a case without authorization. Although the star of the series is a woman, it uses many tropes regarding the victimization of women – rapes, serial murders, and domestic abuse all rolled into one series.

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Review: Wentworth, season 8

Wentworth (in some locales Wentworth Prison), season 8, is available on Netflix US now. In this season, a rash of new characters entered the prison to create trouble and chaos. Seasons 8 and 9, already set, are supposed to be the final seasons for this long running Australian women’s prison series.

The situation in Wentworth Prison at the start of the season is unsettled. There was ‘the siege’ at the end of season 7. The writing technique that pits women against women, thrives on rumors and false information, and keeps everyone stirred up remains the same, no matter the season. There’s always someone believing bad advice from someone with an ulterior motive.

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Review: The Glorias

The Glorias is a biopic looking at Gloria Steinem’s life through her travels and at various stages in her life. Julie Taymor wrote and directed the film, which takes 2 hours and 20 minutes to wind its way through Steinem’s long life. The film is streaming on Prime Video.

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Can We Talk About Haifaa Al-Mansour?

Haifaa Al-Mansour is a woman director from Saudi Arabia. She has the distinction of being the first woman in that country to direct a film. That was in 2012. Since then she’s gone on to direct several more films. By now we can draw some conclusions about her.

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Review: Judy

Judy is Judy Garland, of course. This biopic starring Renée Zellweger doing a magnificent job as Judy is about the last few months of her life. We see her wit, her pain, her loneliness, and her genius.

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Review: The Last Word (Das Letzte Wort)

The Last Word (Das Letzte Wort) is a German language dramedy series on Netflix. It’s about love and grief, about living and dying.

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Review: Secret Society of Second-Born Royals

Secret Society of Second-Born Royals on Disney+ is a superpowered adventure with royal children. But only the second born royal children. The first born go on to become kings and queens, while the second born learn how to save the world.

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