Review: Landscapers, a crime story is in there somewhere

Landscapers takes a surreal look at a true crime and love story. It stretches a simple crime drama out into four episodes by adding fantasy, flashbacks, police work, and oddball re-enactments of the storytelling to the mix.

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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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The Mitchells vs the Machines save the world from robots

The Mitchells vs the Machines is an animated madhouse of mayhem about a family that must save the world from robots who intend to send every human into outer space. This funny story of technology taking over the world is streaming on Netflix.

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Review: The Crown, season 3

The Crown, season 3, has an all new cast but the same royal family we enjoyed getting to know in previous seasons. The switch to older actors in the royal roles is hardly an awareness blip as the new cast takes over with brilliant work all round.

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Review: Fleabag, season 2

In the final moments of season 2, Fleabag turns to the lens and waves goodbye to us, the people inside the camera. We have been her companions, the people who have been allowed to understand her grieving heart just a little better.

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Review: The Favourite

I found The Favourite eccentric and odd. It was both off-putting and charming at once. This story about Queen Anne is best described as a farce. The performances from the three main (women!) characters were outstanding.

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Review: The Crown, season 2

The Crown season 2 is as lush and grand as season 1. It provides a view of the world in the late 1950s from inside the vulnerable but unbreakable British monarchy. Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of the pitch perfect cast continue the story behind the facade. Peter Morgan, creator of the series, has given us 10 more fascinating episodes to savor. Spoilers ahead.Continue Reading: Review: The Crown, season 2

Watch This: Trailer for Murder on the Orient Express

Kenneth Branagh brings us a new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic Hercule Poirot mystery Murder on the Orient Express. The film is star-studded to the max. Every character is played by someone outstanding. Continue Reading: Watch This: Trailer for Murder on the Orient Express

Review: The Lobster

The Lobster is a strange dystopian look at a future where the social contract requires people to be coupled up. If they are not, they are relegated to an outsider’s existence as loners who can be hunted down for rewards. Beware the spoilers.Continue Reading: Review: The Lobster

Review: Fleabag

Fleabag is a British 6 part comedy series exclusively on Amazon Prime. It’s fair to call it a comedy – it has some very funny moments – but it’s about a woman in terrible emotional pain and distress. Some minor spoilers ahead. Continue Reading: Review: Fleabag