Moxie is a Riot grrrl scene do-over

Moxie is an attempt to bring the Riot grrrl feminist scene into the present with more intersectionality, more social media, and a dash of #TimesUp. It doesn’t succeed 100%, but it’s a celebration of women power that is easy to enjoy. It’s streaming on Netflix.

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Tell Me Your Secrets, an entire symphony of evil

Tell Me Your Secrets is a complex crime series streaming on Prime Video. It operates on the premise that if you keep throwing every known evil at the cast and most of it sticks, you soon have a suspenseful tale to tell.

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Two of Us (Deux), love worth fighting for

Two of Us (Deux) tells the story of two elder lesbians, still passionately in love after 20 years together. This film is the official submission of France for the ‘Best International Feature Film’ category of the 93rd Academy Awards. It is available for rent on Prime Video.

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Ginny and Georgia, surprisingly dark family dramedy

Ginny and Georgia surprised me. It was supposed to be a mother and daughter comedy like The Gilmore Girls. When the first episode began I thought it looked vapid and unwatchable. By the end of the first episode I was wondering what the heck just happened, and I was definitely going to keep watching. This series is on Netflix.

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The Rhythm Section, a thriller starring Blake Lively

The Rhythm Section is a revenge thriller with Blake Lively as a newbie assassin. It was directed by Reed Morano. See it on Prime Video.

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Apple Mortgage Cake is the real thing

Apple Mortgage Cake is an older film (2014) streaming on Prime Video. It’s the true story of how a woman saved her home by baking cakes – lots of cakes!

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Behind Her Eyes, intense and mysterious

Behind Her Eyes is a genre bending mini-series from Britain. Whether you love it or hate it will depend on how you feel about the surprise reveal at the end. It’s streaming on Netflix.

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I Care a Lot covers everyone with the rotten stench of greed

I Care a Lot is a morality tale on the evils of capitalism. There are no ‘good guys’ in this film on Netflix. Everyone is equally disgusting and evil. The word care in the title refers to guardianship of care, which is a legal way to steal every penny from folks in care homes.

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Nomadland: real people, real lives

Nomadland from director Chloé Zhao fits neatly with her previous work. She finds a story to tell and uses real people and their real lives to tell it. You can watch this one streaming on Hulu.

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Wildlike makes a harrowing run for it

Wildlike puts a young girl in a dangerous situation and watches her escape. It was filmed in Alaska with spectacular views. The girl struggles to find a way to safety. You can see this sensitive and beautiful film on Prime Video.

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