Poms tells about a group of elders in an active retirement community who are determined to live, live, live, until they die. They form a cheerleading squad and go to competitions against high school kids. Watch it on Netflix.Continue reading “Poms, oh, just have some fun”
Bloom, from Australia, brings another sci fi series to lovers of the genre. It’s a six part series available on Hulu in the U.S. There are spoilers ahead.
Season 1 ends with a tantalizing cliffhanger, and season 2 is already in the works. Some beloved Australian stars lead this one – particularly Bryan Brown and Jacki Weaver.Continue reading “Review: Bloom, season 1”
Season 2 of the Australian drama Secret City reached Netflix in the US recently. It was just as good as the first season, possibly even better because of the addition of a young, independent politician who stirred things up among the political old guard in Canberra. This review is fairly spoiler free.Continue reading “Review: Secret City, season 2”
Bird Box, from director Susanne Bier, is a tense and exciting horror thriller about survival and motherhood. Beware the spoilers ahead.Continue reading “Review: Bird Box”
Widows is crammed with star power, blessed with an engaging but tricky plot, and is a paen to female empowerment. I was expecting lots of action from the women, but the story built slowly toward a few moments of action at the end. Continue reading “Review: Widows”
This brain dump will regale you with thoughts on the Australian TV series Secret City, the documentary film Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, and the AMC series Dietland. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Secret City, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, and Dietland”
Irreplaceable You begins in the cemetery where Abbie (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is buried. In a voice over, Abbie explains her story. It began when she and Sam (Michiel Huisman) were 8 years old. They’d been together ever since. Continue reading “Review: Irreplaceable You”
Sister Cities is an all-star Lifetime movie about 4 sisters and how they deal with the suicide of their mother. Continue reading “Review: Sister Cities”
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks stars Gena Rowlands. That was all I needed to know about the 2014 film to pick it out of a dismal collection of male-dominated newly added films on Amazon Prime.
Spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks”