Review: The Politician, season 1

The Politician, the latest production from Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, is equal parts brilliant and scattered. It’s pretentiously adult but set in a high school. Thematically it jumps around from one idea to another and never quite lands. Ryan Murphy regulars abound. Yet overall, it’s wonderful.

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Review: Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story

Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story is a Lifetime movie based on a true story. It tells about fifteen year old Alex, who was coming into her sexuality and realizing she was gay. There are spoilers ahead, if you haven’t seen the film yet.

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Review: Transparent: Musicale Finale

Transparent: Musicale Finale takes a grieving Pfefferman family on a journey toward healing with music, Jewish traditions, and some truly bizarre turns of fantasy.

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Review: A Girl from Mogadishu

A Girl from Mogadishu is a biopic based on the extraordinary life and work of Ifrah Ahmed, an Irish-Somali activist dedicated to ending the practice of female genital mutilation.

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Review: Glitch, season 3

Glitch season 3 puts the world back to “right” and brings the saga of the risen to a final conclusion. There are a few spoilers ahead. You’ve been warned.

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Review: Are You Glad I’m Here

Are You Glad I’m Here is a Lebanese production from director Noor Gharzeddine. A young American woman teaching English in Beruit finds herself in the middle of a dangerous family drama.

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Criminal – 4 related series set in UK, Germany, Spain, and France

Netflix series Criminal consists of 4 separate 3 episode sets of stories. They are Criminal: UK, Criminal: Germany, Criminal: Spain, and Criminal: France. Each of the episodes uses the same sets, but the cops and the languages change. Every episode is about an interrogation.

The cast and the crimes change for each country, but the interrogation room and the room where the police gather on the back side of a big mirror remain the same. The hallway outside with its coffee and snack machines, operable windows, stairway, and elevator are the same. The cameras, the clocks, the furniture all reused.

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Review: Photograph

Photograph comes from India. It’s about a shy photographer who photographs tourists in Mumbai. He photographs a young woman who agrees to pretend to be his fiancée to his grandmother.

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Review: This Changes Everything

I know you’ve seen the statistics from This Changes Everything about the percentage of women in front of and behind the camera before. But This Changes Everything takes you inside the story. It lets in you in on the struggle to count the data, check the boxes, and fight the fight.

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Watch This: Fall TV Shows Starring Women

The fall TV season starts very soon. Will there be many good new women-led shows this season? Well, I can think of three. If you have more in mind, speak up in the comments.

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