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Annette Bening in Nyad

Nyad, never, ever give up

Nyad tells the story of Diana Nyad’s epic marathon swim from Cuba to Florida, a distance of over 100 miles. Nyad was 64 years old at the time. She swam nonstop for 52 hours and 54 minutes. It’s a scripted film with Annette Bening playing Diana Nyad, but it incorporates some documentary-like moments using archival footage.

Rebecca Hall in Tales from the Loop

Review: Tales from the Loop

Tales from the Loop is a sci-fi drama series on Prime Video. It’s about time – time can stop, or loop back on itself, or pass in the blink of an eye, or simply march on whether we want it to or not.

A First Look at Orange is the New Black, Season 2

This is my overall impression of season 2 of Orange is the New Black. I will talk about performances and high level story lines, without revealing big spoilers. More detailed discussions of particular episodes or events will come later after people have had plenty of time to watch all 13 episodes. I watched all 13 episodes in two days, and …

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Reflections on House of Cards, season 2

Season 2 of House of Cards appeared on Netflix on Valentine’s Day. If it was meant to be a little billet-doux from Netflix to sweeten up our weekend, it failed the sweetness test. It more than made up for it in the drama department, however. I want to share my reactions to this series without revealing any spoilers about season …

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