Unforgotten, season 4, keeps up the tradition of excellence

Unforgotten, the British police series about historical cases stays the course in season 4. The season aired in the UK, but no US streamer has it available yet. Both Prime Video and PBS will run this series eventually. I won’t reveal any big secrets here since it may be a bit of a wait for most people in the US to see season 4.

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Thunder Force is a fun bit of comedy

Thunder Force is another Melissa McCarthy comedy written and directed by her husband, Ben Falcone. It features a coherent plot, lots of silly jokes and references, some fun stunts and a cheerful, open-ended finish. Not great, but a fun romp when something light is what you need. It’s streaming on Netflix.

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Keeping Faith (S3, E1-5) where secrets are spilled

Keeping Faith is back with its 3rd and final season. It’s on Acorn TV in the U.S. The season begins with two episodes on April 12. Following that, new episodes will appear on Mondays through May 10.

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Calls is a different kind of sci-fi mystery

Calls is a series of short episodes that are versions of phone calls. You never see anyone’s face, it’s all voice work and a visually engaging screensaver type representation of words, connections, and emotions. It’s streaming on Apple TV+.

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Madame Claude, the rise and fall of a notorious French madame

Madame Claude is a biopic about the famous Fernande Grudet, known professionally as Madame Claude. Set mostly in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the film details Claude’s business, her influence, and her ‘family’ of women. It’s streaming on Netflix.

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Shadow in the Cloud lives in a category all its own

Shadow in the Cloud is the most ridiculous, unbelievable, crazy movie ever made. It’s like a parody of a bad joke. It’s the worst thing I’ve ever seen and I loved it. It’s so bad, it’s good. You can rent it on Prime Video.

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Tina: electrifying talent from Tina Turner

Tina, the biographical story of Tina Turner streaming on HBO Max, teems with electrifying performances showing how and why she reached the status of rock and roll icon.

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South Mountain explores a changing life

South Mountain, written and directed by Hilary Brougher, examines a few months in a woman’s life when things change under her and out of her control. It’s streaming on Prime Video.

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The Irregulars tries hard but drags

The Irregulars is a what-if riff on the Sherlock Holmes universe with an array of supernatural and mysterious plots tossed into a stew featuring a group of street kids. The series is streaming on Netflix.

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Sentinelle, a revenge action thriller from France

Sentinelle is a standard issue violent revenge flick. The only difference between this and most revenge stories is the main character is a woman. The film is mostly in French and is streaming on Netflix. There are some spoilers in this review.

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