Review: Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð)

When I saw the trailer for Iceland’s Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) I thought it looked good. When I saw the actual film I was surprised and delighted by it. It’s a little bit of magic with a powerful message. Beware, there are a couple of spoilers ahead.

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Review: The Sweet Requiem (Kyoyang Ngarmo)

The Sweet Requiem (Kyoyang Ngarmo) explores the plight of Tibet and Tibetan refugees living in Delhi, India through the story of one woman. Dolkar (Tenzin Dolker) made the difficult trek from Tibet to India at age 8. She is now 26.

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Review: Yesterday

Yesterday is full of music and love and all the good feelings you’ll ever need. What could be better?

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Review: Stranger Things 3

Stranger Things 3 continues to be brilliant storytelling. It hits all the right emotional highs and lows. The visual effects are stunning. The 80s nostalgia and callbacks shine. The scifi creature is gross and disgusting.

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Brain Dump: Good Trouble, The Handmaid’s Tale, and A Private War

This and that about a few things today. I’ll mention Good Trouble, The Handmaid’s Tale, and the biopic about Marie Colvin, A Private War.

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Watch This: Trailer for The Good Liar

The Good Liar is one of those rare movies featuring grown-ups in a romantic suspense story that promises some surprises. It puts Ian McKellan and Helen Mirren in the same film for the first time ever.

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Review: Bitter Daisies (O sabor das margaridas)

Bitter Daisies (O sabor das margaridas ) is the first Galician language series distributed by Netflix. It’s a complex mystery series with a female lead character.

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Review: Unit 42 (Unité 42), season 1

Season 1 of Unit 42 (Unité 42), a fascinating police procedural from Belgium, is streaming on Netflix. An excellent cast and well-written episodes make this series a stand-out.

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The Danish Favorite Rita Comes to the U.S.

I love Rita, the Danish TV series, with unreserved delight. Now it’s coming to Showtime in the U.S. That’s FANTASTIC NEWS! I reached out to series creator Christian Torpe about the news and have a couple of exclusive comments for you.

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Is this really justice?

I organized a guide to several posts dealing with the broken legal system. It occurred to me that I’ve written about this topic many times. If you find this helpful, please let me know.

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