Hit and Run is an action thriller from Israel. It’s the first Netflix original from Israel. It was both gripping and boring – or in other words, uneven. It’s full of gruesome violence and plenty of fighting and mystery. This review is free of major spoilers.Continue reading “Hit and Run, an Israeli spy thriller”
Haifaa Al-Mansour is a woman director from Saudi Arabia. She has the distinction of being the first woman in that country to direct a film. That was in 2012. Since then she’s gone on to direct several more films. By now we can draw some conclusions about her.Continue reading “Can We Talk About Haifaa Al-Mansour?”
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.
Have some ideas of your own about Thanksgiving TV fare? Leave them in the comments. Continue reading “Time off for Thanksgiving? Here are some excellent viewing choices”
Finally, a movie about black women and their hair. A whole movie. And starring Sanaa Lathan! Nappily Ever After comes to Netflix on September 21. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Nappily Ever After”
A brain dump is a few short takes on TV shows. This time I talk about Blindspot, Shots Fired, and Jane the Virgin.
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Time for a brain dump: scattered thoughts about random TV shows. These things made an impression lately. I was bored by high fashion, impressed by a gritty look at American policing, and sad to see an old favorite say goodbye. Continue reading “Brain Dump: The Collection, Shots Fired, Switched at Birth”
This and that about a few TV shows: a brain dump. This week I’m thinking about musical crossovers, hidden slavery in America, the ratio of Beals to violence, and the criminal justice system. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Supergirl & The Flash, American Crime, Taken, Shots Fired”
Fox released a trailer for their new 10 hour series Shots Fired, written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood. They promise to take an explosive look at the criminal justice system. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Shots Fired”