Review: Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben)

Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem star in Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben). With that kind of star power, I thought I’d give it a try. It was solidly average, but good enough to watch all the way through.

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Review: Juliet, Naked

Juliet, Naked is a delightful film. I hesitate to to label it a romcom, because it turns all the romcom tropes upside down. But it is a love story. Perhaps it’s more correctly a love story about a woman who learns to love who she is and honor herself. There are spoilers ahead, but not many you can’t see in the trailer.

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Review: Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð)

When I saw the trailer for Iceland’s Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) I thought it looked good. When I saw the actual film I was surprised and delighted by it. It’s a little bit of magic with a powerful message. Beware, there are a couple of spoilers ahead.

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Review: The Sweet Requiem (Kyoyang Ngarmo)

The Sweet Requiem (Kyoyang Ngarmo) explores the plight of Tibet and Tibetan refugees living in Delhi, India through the story of one woman. Dolkar (Tenzin Dolker) made the difficult trek from Tibet to India at age 8. She is now 26.

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Review: Yesterday

Yesterday is full of music and love and all the good feelings you’ll ever need. What could be better?

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Brain Dump: Good Trouble, The Handmaid’s Tale, and A Private War

This and that about a few things today. I’ll mention Good Trouble, The Handmaid’s Tale, and the biopic about Marie Colvin, A Private War.

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Watch This: Trailer for The Good Liar

The Good Liar is one of those rare movies featuring grown-ups in a romantic suspense story that promises some surprises. It puts Ian McKellan and Helen Mirren in the same film for the first time ever.

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Is this really justice?

I organized a guide to several posts dealing with the broken legal system. It occurred to me that I’ve written about this topic many times. If you find this helpful, please let me know.

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Review: Beats

Beats gets all the stars it’s possible to give from me. It’s one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. You can see it on Netflix.

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Watch This: Trailer for Official Secrets

Official Secrets tells the story of British whistleblower Katherine Gun (Keira Knightley) who leaked information about illegal government activities before the Iraq war. Her efforts didn’t prevent the war, but perhaps the film can instruct future whistleblowers in how to get it right.

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