Identity Thief: 10 year old comedy still funny
Identity Thief somehow passed me by 10 years ago when it was released. Prime Video played it up to me as a new addition, so I gave it a look. It was funny and heartwarming, too. If you missed it earlier, you can catch it now.
Missing: a computer screen thriller
Storm Reid stars in Missing, a sequel to the John Cho thriller Searching. In this fast-paced computer screen mystery, a young woman and digital native named June is searching for her missing mother.
Faithfully Yours, a twisty mystery from the Netherlands
Faithfully Yours is an engaging mystery. This Dutch language film uses plot twists and surprises to keep you interested as the story unrolls. There are some very good liars in the film among a group of untrustworthy characters. Thematically, the film is saying that a liar never can believe anything anyone else says.
Leanne Morgan: I’m Every Woman brings the laughs
Leanne Morgan: I’m Every Woman brings a little over an hour of stand up comedy to Netflix. Leanne Morgan is a very funny woman. She uses a low key delivery and her Southern upbringing to tell the truth in a hilarious way.
Call Me Kate: Katharine Hepburn biopic disappoints
Call Me Kate, directed by Lorna Tucker, used some audio tapes of Katharine Hepburn in various conversations to build up a story about her life and loves.
Hawa, no challenge is too daunting for this girl
Hawa, from French director Maïmouna Doucouré, tells the story of a young girl who decides Michelle Obama should be the one to adopt her. She pursues this goal with intrepid determination.
Dating Amber: lovely coming of age & coming out story
Dating Amber features two LGBTQ+ high school students in 1995 Ireland. Both were in denial about their sexuality and struggling to survive high school and appear “normal.”
On the Fringe, evictions and losses galore
On the Fringe (En los márgenes) takes place on a single day in Madrid, Spain. Interconnected stories about people facing eviction or losing their children all come to a head on this day. Evictions are common in modern day Spain, carried out by police in riot gear. People on the margins, especially immigrants, can have […]
The Mother: Jennifer Lopez in an action thriller
The Mother, directed by Niki Caro, puts Jennifer Lopez in action as a trained killer whose perspective changes when she becomes a mother. Her role is so thoroughly that of a mother that she doesn’t even have a character name. She’s simply Mother.
Hannah Gadsby: Something Special really is a feel good hour
Hannah Gadsby: Something Special is a very funny hour of stand up from the Australian comic. Topics include Hannah’s marriage, bunny rabbits, and teeth.