Review: Dopesick

The Dopesick series on Hulu looks at the rise of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family from multiple points of view. Even though most of us are unhappily familiar with the opioid crisis, this series adds insider detail to the story. It slowly and meticulously examines every aspect of how one private company created an opioid epidemic affecting every corner of America.

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Review: The Water Man, beautiful tale for young people

The Water Man, David Oyelowo’s first outing as a director, is a PG rated story for kids. It’s part fairy tale, part quest, part fantasy and 100% heartwarming. You can watch it on Netflix.

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Calls is a different kind of sci-fi mystery

Calls is a series of short episodes that are versions of phone calls. You never see anyone’s face, it’s all voice work and a visually engaging screensaver type representation of words, connections, and emotions. It’s streaming on Apple TV+.

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Review: This Changes Everything

I know you’ve seen the statistics from This Changes Everything about the percentage of women in front of and behind the camera before. But This Changes Everything takes you inside the story. It lets in you in on the struggle to count the data, check the boxes, and fight the fight.

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Review: Someone Great

Someone Great stars Gina Rodriguez in a comedy about breaking up, friendship, and possibly growing up just a little bit.

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Review: Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You is one crazy piece of theater. The crazy works. It delivers a powerful punch in an imaginative package. Written and directed by Boots Riley, this is a tale about class, race, greed, exploitation, and love.  Boots Riley is one of those fresh voices in American cinema people are always talking about.Continue Reading: Review: Sorry to Bother You

Review: Luke Cage, season 2

Luke Cage season 2 is a treatise on power. Who has it, who wants it, what it does to the people who have it, and what it does to the people who are stripped of it.

Mike Colter is back as the bulletproof black man in a hoodie, Luke Cage. In season 2 he faces several powerful villains. Some of Luke’s struggles are against himself – his own rage and anger, his own ego in thinking he is the savior of all of Harlem. Continue Reading: Review: Luke Cage, season 2

Watch This: Trailer for Luke Cage, season 2

Luke Cage, season 2, hits Netflix with a blast on June 22. Enjoy the first full trailer for season 2. Continue Reading: Watch This: Trailer for Luke Cage, season 2

Review: Seven Pounds

The coolest thing about services like Netflix is that you can see something old for the first time. Case in point: Seven Pounds. I spotted this 10 year old gem with Will Smith and Rosario Dawson among the new arrivals on Netflix and watched it immediately. Continue Reading: Review: Seven Pounds

Watch This: Trailer for Jessica Jones season 2

Marvel’s Jessica Jones will return on March 8. The wait has been crazy long but the payoff is almost here! Season 2 looks dangerous and intriguing.Continue Reading: Watch This: Trailer for Jessica Jones season 2