Home Before Dark Gives New Meaning to ‘Precocious’

Home Before Dark tells a story based on real events about a precocious and intrepid 9 year old journalist who solves a cold case. It’s suspenseful and mysterious. You’ll find it on Apple TV+.

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Never Rarely Sometimes Always is Unflinchingly Realistic

Never Rarely Sometimes Always shows in powerful detail how a 17 year old girl from Pennsylvania manages to travel to New York City for an abortion. The film is as real and difficult as the journey was. You can watch it on HBO Max.

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I Hate Suzie. Well, she is a bit of a mess.

I Hate Suzie. Don’t forget the period at the end of that sentence; it’s required. Suzie, played with enthusiastic mayhem by Billie Piper, is a television personality recognized regularly on the street. Her phone is hacked and photos of her in compromising situations with not-her-husband are posted online. This comedy from the UK is now available on HBO Max.

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Bridgerton brings Shondaland Sensibility to Regency England

Bridgerton is the first Shondaland series produced on Netflix. It’s already set for a second season of proper society, steamy sex, secret sins, and a racial equality rewrite.

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Wonder Woman 1984 Didn’t Make Me Sing with Joy

Wonder Woman 1984 was a terrific superhero blockbuster extravaganza. But it did not leave me bursting with enthusiasm the way the 2017 film did. I was so wound up by the earlier film I wrote 3 lengthy posts about how great it was. I won’t have that much to say this time.

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Sylvie’s Love is a Lush and Romantic Love Story

Sylvie’s Love is a gorgeous, luscious love story set in the world of jazz and cocktails from the late 1950s to the early 1960s. Streaming on Prime Video, it will set your romantic heart atingle.

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Godmothered – Some Fairy Godmothers Don’t Know When to Quit

Godmothered is a Disney fairy tale with a feminist twist. It’s a Christmas-adjacent tale perfect for the whole family to enjoy together during the holiday season.

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Watchmen Brings Relevant Themes to Alternate Reality

I’m late to the party with Watchmen. I got HBO Max for Christmas and I’m catching up on all the good stuff that everyone else has already seen. The series is based on characters in a DC Comics graphic novel series. The heroes and the villains are all played by outstanding actors.

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I’m Your Woman Turns Rachel Brosnahan into a Bad Mama

I’m Your Woman, streaming on Prime Video, stars Rachel Brosnahan as the wife of a criminal. She goes on the run when every bad guy in Pittsburgh suddenly and insistently wants to know where he is.

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Hits All the Right Notes

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom tells the story of one afternoon in a Chicago recording studio in 1927. Two white men were determined to record 4 songs by Ma Rainey and her band. They intended to make big money from the records. It’s streaming on Netflix.

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