Review: The Lost Daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal directs

The Lost Daughter takes an intimate and unflinching look at the contradictions and imperfections of motherhood. Maggie Gyllenhaal wrote and directed this touching and disturbing film based on a novel by Elena Ferrante. It’s Gyllenhaal’s first time directing. You can see it on Netflix.

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Time off for Thanksgiving? Here are some excellent viewing choices

With a long weekend coming up, you may have some free time to catch up on the TV. I’ve put together some ideas for you. The things I recommend are the best of the best of what I’ve seen among recently streaming choices. Hope you enjoy some of it.

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Review: The Kindergarten Teacher

Maggie Gyllenhaal is brilliant in The Kindergarten Teacher. She’s been teaching for 20 years when this messy-haired, quiet kid named Jimmy Roy (Parker Sevak) enters her class. He turns her whole life upside down. Continue Reading: Review: The Kindergarten Teacher