Review: The Code, season 1

The Code, a complex thriller from Australia, is about two brothers who get pulled into a dangerous cover up. In season 1, which this review discusses, the Australian government, ordinary folks in an outback community, and a powerful industrial complex all play a part. Continue reading “Review: The Code, season 1”

Watch This: Trailer for #FemalePleasure

#FemalePleasure is a new documentary from Swiss Director Barbara Miller. The tag line for the film is “five women, five cultures, one story.” Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for #FemalePleasure”

Review: Hollow in the Land

Hollow in the Land is a tense thriller set in a small Canadian town filled with secrets. Dianna Agron leads the cast in a standout performance. Continue reading “Review: Hollow in the Land”

Watch This: Trailer for Nappily Ever After

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”

Review: Zoe

Amazon Prime’s new original Zoe comes with decent star power but a story that never seems to catch fire. It’s about the relationships between humans and synthetic intelligences. Continue reading “Review: Zoe”

Watch This: Trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody stars Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in what looks like a brilliant performance. The story of the band Queen and its iconic lead singer will be in theaters in November. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody”

Review: Grand Hotel (Gran Hotel)

Grand Hotel (Gran Hotel) is a sweeping, glorious, soap opera of a tale from Spain. It’s set in 1905 in a palatial hotel owned by the Alarcón family and populated with hotel owners, guests, and workers. Continue reading “Review: Grand Hotel (Gran Hotel)”

Review: Duck Butter

Duck Butter is billed as a comedy, drama, romance. It’s only one of those things – a drama. It’s about an experimental 24 hours Naima (Alia Shawkat) spent with Sergio (Laia Costa) and how these two damaged women reacted to the intense relationship. There are spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Duck Butter”

Review: Winter

Winter, an Australian series from 2015, consists of a telemovie The Killing Field and a 6 episode season called season 2. Rebecca Gibney stars at DCI Eve Winter, a Sydney cop who has a way with getting suspects to talk to her. Continue reading “Review: Winter”

Watch This: Trailer for On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex is the story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s early life as an attorney in search of ways to set legal precedents on the basis of sex. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for On the Basis of Sex”