Beast, with a breathtaking performance from Jessie Buckley

Beast examines the hidden bestiality in the human psyche. This grim story stars a brilliant Jessie Buckley in a role that won her awards. Director Michael Pearce also won awards for this film. It’s streaming on Prime Video.

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To the Bone looks at eating disorders

To the Bone is a journey through the lives of several young people with eating disorders. It’s hard and tough, but ends on a note of hope. The film was written and directed by Marti Noxon and stars Lily Collins. Both these women have revealed their own struggles with eating disorders. You can see the film on Netflix.

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Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is a feature documentary about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival which celebrated African American music and culture, and promoted Black pride and unity.” -IMDb

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Love Sarah is a fluffy pastry

Love Sarah tells about a group of people who grieve the loss of Sarah. They start a bakery in her honor. It’s a warm and cheerful film with no villains and a happy ending. You can cheer yourself up with this sweet little puff on Hulu.

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LFG: equal pay for women athletes

LFG is a new HBO documentary about the lawsuit women soccer players from the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team brought against their soccer organization for equal pay.

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The 10 Best Shows on Acorn TV

I frequently recommend series that appear on Acorn TV. They carry material from British and other international sources. It’s content you don’t always find in other places. Sometimes when I scroll through their offerings I notice how many of their shows I’ve already seen. That’s because so many of them are good! Here are some of my favorites.

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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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