Review: Shirley

Shirley is about Shirley Jackson and the year in her life when she wrote Hangsaman (1951). It paints her writing life as a Gothic tale of horror and madness similar to the novels and short stories she produced. Writing fiction is indeed a kind of madness as imagination takes over the writer’s waking life. In this Shirley Jackson story, that statement is taken literally.

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Review: Molly’s Game

Molly’s Game from 2017 is streaming on Netflix and several other services. I watched it and I really enjoyed it! If you haven’t seen it yet, I suggest you take a look.

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Review: More Beautiful for Having Been Broken

More Beautiful for Having Been Broken comes from writer and director Nicole Conn. If you are familiar with her name, you know to expect lesbian content. This film has a lesbian love story, but it’s secondary to the story of the special needs child who is the heart of the film.

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Review: The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch, based on the literary best seller by Donna Tartt, recreated the story from the book, but did it without emotion or excitement. The film is 2 1/2 hours of flat performances.

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Review: Military Wives

Military Wives is an English film streaming on Hulu. It tells the true story of a group of military wives who form a choir while their soldiers are deployed to Afghanistan.

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Review: 18 Presents (18 Regali)

18 Presents (18 Regali) is an Italian language movie streaming on Netflix. It’s based on a true story about a dying mom who leaves presents for her newborn for every year until she’s 18.

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Review: Untouchable

Untouchable tells about the rise and fall of Harvey Weinstein. It talks about the tactics he used to gain and hold power. A few of the women who were his victims shared their stories. The journalists who finally exposed him in the press were interviewed.

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Review: Seberg

Seberg is a biopic about actress Jean Seberg at a time in her life when she went to California to make a Hollywood movie. It’s available on Prime Video. There are spoilers ahead.

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Review: I See You

I See You stars Helen Hunt. That’s why I watched it. It’s billed as a horror movie, but it isn’t that. The music is the screaming, hair-raising type of score used in horror movies, but the plot of I See You is strictly suspense and crime with a bit of creepy thrown in.

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Review: Dangerous Lies

Dangerous Lies kept popping up at the top of my list of things Netflix thought I’d like. It had several female lead characters so I watched it.

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