Tiny Beautiful Things brings together a group of people whose lives are broken and confused and sets them all to work mending the brokenness. It’s about love and loss and how those echo and reverberate through the years.
Hacks, season 1, just finished its run on HBO Max. Season 2 was approved just as season 1 ended. In Jean Smart’s long career we’ve seen her do everything, but she hasn’t often been the lead character. In Hacks she’s running the show and her performance is absolute gold.
There are many forms of cruelty. The self-righteous Christian cruelty that spouts slogans like “Jesus loves you” while making you hate yourself for being yourself is the topic of The Miseducation of Cameron Post.
The Bisexual, written and directed by Desiree Akhavan, also stars Akhavan in the lead role as Leila, the possible bisexual. Leila isn’t clear about herself, and we are left at the end not much clearer than she is.