Yes Day earns a big YES!

Yes Day is a family comedy that should bring a laugh and a smile to viewers of every age. This brightly colored romp is streaming on Netflix.

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The Attaché brings themes of home and belonging

The Attaché is an Israeli series about a family that moves to Paris for a year. It begins streaming on Acorn TV today (March 22). I had the impression from the promos and constant references to a terrorist attack that this would be a political thriller. In fact, it’s a story about the immigrant experience and how a family deals with it.

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The Sense of Wonder (Le goût des merveilles) is a sweet French film

The Sense of Wonder (Le goût des merveilles) is a sweet story about a struggling mom of two, Louise (Virginie Efira), and a neurodivergent man she accidentally hits with her car. It’s streaming on Prime Video.

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Maria (and Everybody Else) brings comedy from Spain

Maria (and Everybody Else) ( María (y los demás)) is an energetic comedy of errors from Spain. The film was directed by Nely Reguera and stars Bárbara Lennie as the Maria everything swirls around. You can see this 2016 release on Prime Video for a small rental.

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Babyteeth, a completely original Australian gem

Babyteeth tells the story of a teenage girl who is dying of cancer. It is as trope-free and unique a treatment of this story as you’ll ever find. It’s clever, immersive, and excellent. You can rent it on Prime Video.

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My Holo Love is a K-Drama with holograms

My Holo Love is part high tech thriller, part love story, and part psychological exploration. This 12 part series from Korea is streaming on Netflix.

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The World to Come brings period romance to the American frontier

The World to Come is a melancholy tale of the hardships of farming in 1856, brightened briefly by the astonishment and joy of falling in love. The film is available to rent to Prime Video.

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Sami Blood – can you ever not be who you are?

Sami Blood is the story of a woman who spent her entire life trying to hide and escape from her Sami heritage. It’s set in Sweden, where the indigenous people of the area, the Sami, are treated as less than by the Swedes. The film is streaming on Prime Video.

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Freaks: sci-fi thriller starring a young girl

Freaks is a terrific sci-fi film with a 7 year old girl in the starring role. I always enjoy the sci-fi genre and having a girl at the center of events is a treat. Freaks is exciting, surprising, and filled with great visual effects. You can see it on Prime Video.

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Ethos (Bir Başkadır), a layered saga from Turkey

Ethos (Bir Başkadır) is an 8 part series from Turkey, streaming on Netflix. It’s the story of several interconnected people from various walks of life who live in Istanbul. It’s partly a love song to Turkey and the Turkish people, and partly a very good story with fascinating characters.

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