Brain Dump: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Personal Shopper, and Black Lightning

How about some short thoughts on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Personal Shopper, and Black Lightning? Let’s go there.

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Review: Wanderlust

Toni Collette and Steven Mackintosh play Joy and Alan, a married couple who agree to indulge their Wanderlust, meaning their quest to find new and exciting sexual partners.

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Review: Russian Doll

All the superlatives you’ve read about Russian Doll are true. It’s wild, inventive, unique, unexpected, deep, funny, and must see TV.

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Two Happy Bits of News about Sarah Lancashire

Sarah Lancashire has two new shows upcoming. They’ve been announced in the UK, but as of yet there’s no word when they’ll reach a distributor in the US. When I hear anything, I’ll mention it on Twitter.

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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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