Pallavi Sharda and Suraj Sharma in Wedding Season

Wedding Season brings an Indian outlook to a well trod rom-com plot

Wedding Season is the typical rom-com plot where the parents want the kids to get married, but they aren’t dating anyone. So a couple team up to fake date their way through all the weddings they must attend to keep […]

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Michael Palin and Jodie Comer in Remember Me

Remember Me, a Jodie Comer oldie but goodie

Remember Me, a 3 part British series from 2014, attracted my attention because Jodie Comer stars in it with Michael Palin and Mark Addy. It’s a moody, mysterious tale about a supernaturally powered ghost. I found it on Tubi, but

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Suranne Jones and Eve Best in MaryLand

MaryLand has Suranne Jones and Eve Best playing siblings

MaryLand, streaming in the U.S. on PBS, is a sibling relationship drama of only 3 episodes. Sisters Becca (Suranne Jones) and Rosaline (Eve Best) discover their mother’s secret life after her death far from home on the Isle of Man.

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Hailee Steinfeld in The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen: coming of age isn’t easy

The Edge of Seventeen is a few years old. I missed it the first time around. It’s back in the rotation on Netflix and Tubi, so I took a look. Hailee Steinfeld and Haley Lu Richardson are the stars of

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Women jazz musicians in the documentary The Girls in the Band

The Girls in the Band review, and my introduction to a women’s film site

The Girls in the Band was the first film I picked to watch on a new site I just learned about. I’ll get to the film in a bit, but first I want to mention Herflix. The site is full

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Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel toast with champagne in The Taste of Things

The Taste of Things, food and love, love and food

The Taste of Things (La passion de Dodin Bouffant) is the kind of film that makes a food lover’s mouth water. The food and the preparation of the food is everything in this film by Anh Hung Tran. The cook

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Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie in Eileen

Eileen review: dark psychological chills and thrills

Eileen is a disconcerting psychological drama featuring stellar performances from Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie. These are dark characters who exist in a dreary world. Their story is not a happy one and the ending is inconclusive.

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An-Li Bogan in The American Society of Magical Negroes

The American Society of Magical Negroes review, not quite magical

The American Society of Magical Negroes is a satire meant to demonstrate how ridiculous white people are about race. It was trying to do something comparable to Dear White People, but it didn’t quite work. Maybe that comparison is unfair

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Siobhán Cullen, Will Forte, and Robyn Cara in Bodkin

Bodkin review, podcasters in for a surprise

Bodkin is full of surprises. This review will avoid revealing any spoilers or surprises, because they are the secret sauce in this comedy about a podcaster looking for a story in a small Irish town near the sea.

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