Skater Girl skateboards her way to freedom

Skater Girl is the debut full length film from Manjari Makijany, who also co-wrote and produced the film. It’s an inspiring tale about a girl who discovers skating and realizes her life doesn’t have to be as life has always been in her village in India.

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Review: Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty tells a story about grieving with Will Smith and an all-star cast behind him in supporting roles. It’s a heart-warming, tear-jerker of a tale about recovering from the loss of a child.

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Dancing Queens – the new drag queen is, wait, what?

Dancing Queens is a Swedish production full of music, dance, and heartwarming characters. Molly Nutley stars as Dylan, a 23 year old woman living on an island far from the world of dance. But she wants to dance.

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Mosquita y Mari from director Aurora Guerrero

Mosquita y Mari is a film Netflix repeatedly put in my recommended queue. Since it came out in 2012, I ignored it. Finally, on a night when I couldn’t find anything new to watch, I took a look at it.

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Review: Saint Maud

Saint Maud is about a woman obsessed with a religious mania that leads to terror and insanity. It takes you inside the troubled mind of a woman put in charge of caring for others. It’s streaming on Prime Video.

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Review: Oslo, a dramatization of unusual diplomacy

Oslo is the story of how the Oslo Peace Accords between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization came about in the 1990s. The movie culminates with Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin shaking hands at a press conference with Bill Clinton, but the Americans had nothing to do with the peace accords. The film is available from HBO Max.

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Plan B: Good birth control is hard to find

Plan B is a look at the obstacles put before a South Asian high school girl living in South Dakota when she needs a Plan B pill after a mishap with a condom. The film is a road trip/buddy picture and very good. It’s streaming on Hulu.

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Review: Wander Darkly

Wander Darkly, written and directed by Tara Miele, is a surreal journey through trauma, grief, and loss following a traffic accident. From an ordinary beginning we’re plunged into an extraordinary after death experience. It’s available on Hulu.

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P!nk All I Know So Far is fearless and personal

P!nk All I Know so Far is a documentary about the tour and behind the scenes action with her family that lead up to P!nk’s first Wembley Stadium performance in 2019. As P!nk herself put it, “It’s a concert, it’s a tour, but it’s also the story of our life.”

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The Mitchells vs the Machines save the world from robots

The Mitchells vs the Machines is an animated madhouse of mayhem about a family that must save the world from robots who intend to send every human into outer space. This funny story of technology taking over the world is streaming on Netflix.

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