Marriage Story features brilliant performances from Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson. The film explores the American way of divorce and how it damages a couple who want to be good parents and friends when it’s over.
This is a sad story, know that going in. It’s painful to witness. However, it’s ultimately full of hope. There are a few spoilers in my review.
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Unbelievable begins with the rape of Marie (Kaitlyn Dever). Her case is mishandled by the police. Elsewhere, two cops played by Merritt Wever and Toni Collette chase a serial rapist until the trail leads them to Marie. This outstanding series is based on a real case.
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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”
Godless is a 7 part mini-series Western from Netflix. It’s a sweeping tale of evil power vs. good. The story features misshapen religion and disastrous interference from the press. There are love stories, family stories, and stories about fathers and sons. It takes place in the 1880s. Beware the spoilers. Continue reading “Review: Godless”
I started watching Godless last night. I only watched the first episode, “An Incident at Creede.” I intend to keep watching, but I had a few bothersome thoughts about this episode I want to mention. After I finish the season I’ll have more to say. I hope by then I will be less picky and more pleased. Continue reading “Thoughts on Godless episode 1 “An Incident at Creede””
Meadowland is a drama about losing a child and how individuals deal with grief. It received glowing reviews when it first came out, I was eager to see it. The opportunity finally arrived with Netflix adding Meadowland to its lineup. Continue reading “Review: Meadowland”
Nurse Jackie ended in 2015 after 7 seasons. This half-hour show on Showtime was widely considered on of the best shows on television, and for good reason. At a half hour, it may have been considered a comedy. In my mind, it was a serious drama with a bit of comedy included.
Because I don’t have Showtime, I never watched Nurse Jackie until I noticed all 7 seasons were available on Netflix. It took a while, but I’ve now seen every episode. Let’s talk about 6 reasons why it was so good. Mild spoilers ahead. Continue reading “6 Observations on 7 Years with Nurse Jackie”