Brain Dump: Before I Fall, Good Trouble, and Project Blue Book

Shall we have a few words on the movie Before I Fall, the new series Good Trouble on Freeform, and the History Channel’s Project Blue Book.

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Review: Bad Seeds (Mauvaises herbes)

Bad Seeds (Mauvaises herbes) is a charming and delightful French film. Bad Seeds (Mauvaises herbes) was written by, directed by, and stars Kheiron. Catherine Deneuve adds to the pleasure.

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Review: Private Life

Writer and director Tamara Jenkins handed Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn an intimate script in Private Life. The two of them took it and made it vital and alive enough to reach out and grab the audience for over 2 hours of fascinating human drama.

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Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries on Netflix

Netflix has all 3 seasons of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, the Australian series that I first reviewed some time ago. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries season 3, the focus of this post, is as much fun as the first 2 seasons were. Continue reading “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries on Netflix”

My Leave No Trace post at #DirectedbyWomen

#DirectedbyWomen has another ambitious project going. It’s Crucial 21st Century Cinema or #Crucial21DbW. The project’s creator Barbara Ann O’Leary wants to publish a guest blogger’s post about a film directed by a woman every day in 2019.

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Black Mirror: ‘Bandersnatch’ The Joke’s on Me

Netflix found a way to market a choose your own adventure game. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is that game.

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Review: First Reformed

First Reformed is an intellectual journey inward through the mind and sparse congregation of the Reverend Toller (Ethan Hawke) of the First Reformed Church. It’s an austere world we visit in this film.

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The Vulnerable Tissue of His Brain

I’m reading “The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen. It’s a Pulitzer Prize winning novel about a spy – a communist sympathizer living in America after the end of the Vietnam war.

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Review: Derry Girls, season 1

Derry Girls is an Irish sitcom about a group of Catholic school girls. It’s set in Derry, Ireland in the 1990’s, which was the time of the Troubles in Ireland. Season 1 has 6 half hour episodes, so it is a fast watch. It’s funny.

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Review: Runaways, season 2

For some reason I didn’t review season 1 of Marvel Runaways. Odd, because I watched it with interest. Season 2 takes the runaways on a complex adventure as they try to gain their freedom from parents they consider evil.

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