Margarita, starring Nicola Correia Damude as the Mexican nanny Margarita, is the Canadian version of A Day Without a Mexican. In the same way that all of California comes to a screeching halt without Mexicans doing the actual business of making life work in A Day Without a Mexican, so Margarita makes life work for everyone around her. Only when she’s threatened with deportation, do the people around her notice how valuable she is.
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Rebecka Martinsson is an 8 part Swedish mystery series about a Stockholm lawyer. It’s based on 4 novels by Åsa Larsson. Many of the characters follow from mystery to mystery.
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If you are a regular reader of this blog, you are also probably the kind of person who has already watched the Wonder Woman 1984 trailers several times. Nevertheless, I am putting them here to show my enthusiasm and to keep the record straight.
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The Accident stars Sarah Lancashire and a brilliant cast of others in a drama about a tragedy that hits a Welsh community.
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The fall TV season starts very soon. Will there be many good new women-led shows this season? Well, I can think of three. If you have more in mind, speak up in the comments.
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Coming to theaters in August are 3 films featuring diverse stories about women that are worth your time and dollars. They are After the Wedding, The Nightingale, and The Kitchen.
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Hearts Beat Loud appears to be a simple story about a father and daughter as she prepares to leave for college. It seems simple, but it’s actually emotionally intricate and complex. Like some of the music in this film, it’s complicated while seeming simple. It’s perfectly written and acted. It’s a wonderful movie. I give it all the stars.
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And Then There Was Eve is a fascinating indie film that doesn’t quite work but is still worth watching.
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No Strings Attached is a 2011 romantic comedy directed by Ivan Reitman. It’s warm and clever and has a fabulous cast of folks who were on the cusp of famous back then, as well as the already famous Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher.
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Veronica Mars, season 4, is available on Hulu. Creator Rob Thomas keeps the cast of characters true to their beginnings and puts them in the middle of a series of bombings in their small beach town.
Over the years, so many people have cycled in and out of the cast of Veronica Mars. A Hollywood who’s who. It’s nice to see who is still around after all this time.
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