Review: Blow the Man Down

Blow the Man Down takes a unique approach to women’s empowerment. It’s quirky, funny, and ultimately delightful. It’s available on Amazon Prime Video.

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Review: The Farewell

The Farewell passed me by while it was in theaters. I was delighted to see it pop up on Prime Video. This beautiful film is about a multi-generational Chinese family and their way of dealing with a cancer diagnosis for the beloved grandmother.

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Review: To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, a teen romance starring Noah Centineo and Lana Condor, deals with the struggles and uncertainties of dating when you’re 16 years old.

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Review: Knives Out

Knives Out paid homage to a beloved Agatha Christie style mystery genre with a full galaxy of stars and a well written story. It was funny. It was beautifully set in a creaky, remote, old mansion. It was definitely a winner.

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Review: Grace and Frankie, season 6

Grace and Frankie maintains its edge in season 6 with humor, the realities of aging, love, and friendship forming the base of the storytelling. Things have changed quite a bit by the end of the season. Season 7 is already set to deal with the new situations set up by season 6.

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Review: Modern Love, season 1

Modern Love lets you sit with several New Yorkers as they figure out how to love and be loved in a city that can feel pretty lonely for some.

The stories are heartwarming and sweet. Not all are romantic love stories about about men and women who fall in love, however. Modern Love attempts to show you several kinds of love.

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Review: Impulse, season 1

Impulse is an action-packed YouTube original. At its heart, it’s about sexual violence and assault. Wrapped around that heart is a blanket of mystery and sci fi about special powers. It’s a compelling combination, and very well done.

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Review: The Politician, season 1

The Politician, the latest production from Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, is equal parts brilliant and scattered. It’s pretentiously adult but set in a high school. Thematically it jumps around from one idea to another and never quite lands. Ryan Murphy regulars abound. Yet overall, it’s wonderful.

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Review: Late Night

Don’t miss Late Night. By women, about women, but not only for women. It’s funny, it’s barbed, it’s terrific.

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Review: Hearts Beat Loud

Hearts Beat Loud appears to be a simple story about a father and daughter as she prepares to leave for college. It seems simple, but it’s actually emotionally intricate and complex. Like some of the music in this film, it’s complicated while seeming simple. It’s perfectly written and acted. It’s a wonderful movie. I give it all the stars.

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