Review: Saint Maud

Saint Maud is about a woman obsessed with a religious mania that leads to terror and insanity. It takes you inside the troubled mind of a woman put in charge of caring for others. It’s streaming on Prime Video.

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Worn Stories – documentary series about real life and the power of clothes

Worn Stories is surprisingly interesting. It tells stories about real people. Some of them are well known, some of them are not. The thematic thread holding these tales together is clothing. This Netflix series was a Jenji Kohan project.

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Review: Oslo, a dramatization of unusual diplomacy

Oslo is the story of how the Oslo Peace Accords between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization came about in the 1990s. The movie culminates with Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin shaking hands at a press conference with Bill Clinton, but the Americans had nothing to do with the peace accords. The film is available from HBO Max.

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Mare of Easttown wows

Mare of Easttown is a terrific WOW of a mystery series from HBO. The main cast is all women, each of whom delivers an award worthy performance. Series creator Brad Ingelsby crafted a mesmerizing script with real characters and an array of twists and surprises.

I see the potential for several Emmy nominations for this cast for both lead and supporting actress. Brilliant work all round, ladies. Brad Ingelsby should get one for writing, too.

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Plan B: Good birth control is hard to find

Plan B is a look at the obstacles put before a South Asian high school girl living in South Dakota when she needs a Plan B pill after a mishap with a condom. The film is a road trip/buddy picture and very good. It’s streaming on Hulu.

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Review: Tokyo Girl (Tôkyô Joshi Zukan)

Tokyo Girl (Tôkyô Joshi Zukan) is a Japanese series streaming on Prime. The series was co-written and directed by Yuki Tanada. It’s the story of one woman’s life and her move to Tokyo in search of happiness.

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PRIDE, documenting decades of history

PRIDE, a documentary series from FX (also on Hulu) tells the history of the LBGTQ+ rights struggle decade by decade starting in the 1950s and continuing through the 2000s.

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Whitstable Pearl, cozy mysteries from the coast of England

Whitstable Pearl is a six part mystery series streaming on Acorn TV. The first two episodes went live on May 24, with the remaining episodes to be released weekly on Mondays. The lead character, Pearl Nolan (Kerry Godliman), is one of the most likeable characters I’ve seen on TV in a long time. I simply loved her and her style with a mystery.

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Review: Wander Darkly

Wander Darkly, written and directed by Tara Miele, is a surreal journey through trauma, grief, and loss following a traffic accident. From an ordinary beginning we’re plunged into an extraordinary after death experience. It’s available on Hulu.

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P!nk All I Know So Far is fearless and personal

P!nk All I Know so Far is a documentary about the tour and behind the scenes action with her family that lead up to P!nk’s first Wembley Stadium performance in 2019. As P!nk herself put it, “It’s a concert, it’s a tour, but it’s also the story of our life.”

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