Review: Lady Bird

If I had to describe Lady Bird with one word it would be real. This coming of age story for Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson feels absolutely, perfectly, nailed it, real for a certain type of kid growing up in America. Continue reading “Review: Lady Bird”

Review: Barbra: The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic!

The concert film Barbra: The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic! from Barbra Streisand is a wonderful treat for her fans. I’ve been a fan since she first came on the scene in the late 1960s. I loved it. Continue reading “Review: Barbra: The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic!”

I Love You, Sally Wainwright

I love you, Sally Wainwright. I know it’s a one-sided relationship. I’m the fan. You’re the creative genius behind great television. I know you have other fans. It isn’t an exclusive arrangement I have with you. But, still – I love you. Continue reading “I Love You, Sally Wainwright”

Brain Dump: Supergirl, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Last Tango in Halifax

When I have to empty my head of short thoughts on various TV series, I call it a brain dump. This one talks about Supergirl, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Last Tango in Halifax. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Supergirl, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Last Tango in Halifax”

Review: Amnesia

I keep stumbling onto movies with Sense8’s Max Riemelt. Amnesia is one of those. Amnesia is set on the glorious island of Ibiza, which is as much a character in the story as the people. Continue reading “Review: Amnesia”

Review: Our Souls at Night

Our Souls at Night stars Jane Fonda and Robert Redford in a quiet story about a pair of elders who have been neighbors for years. They finally get to know each other. It expands them both. Continue reading “Review: Our Souls at Night”

Review: Transparent, Season 4

Transparent took a trip to Israel in season 4. The Pfefferman clan continues to struggle with issues of identity, gender, sexuality, trauma, family, belonging, and home. Beware the spoilers. Continue reading “Review: Transparent, Season 4”

Watch This: Trailer for Maya Dardel

Maya Dardel stars a gravel-voiced Lena Olin as the title character in what looks to be the portrait of an unusual older woman. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Maya Dardel”

Review: The Five

The Five on Netflix has a lot going for it. Harlan Coben created it. It’s from Red Production Company and produced by Karen Lewis – the same folks who bring us Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley. The star is Tom Cullen, a big selling point.
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Review: Better Things, Season 1

Better Things didn’t exist as far as I knew. I seldom watch FX so I hadn’t seen teasers for it. I kept hearing this name Pamela Adlon in connection with other things. I thought who the heck is Pamela Adlon? Then I read an ecstatic review of the first two episodes of season 2 of Better Things.
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