Watch This: Trailer for Miss Bala

Let’s talk about Gina Rodriguez bringing it as a Latina in the lead of an action movie, Miss Bala. Why don’t we throw in the fact that the director is Catherine Hardwicke? Sounds like my kind of film! Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Miss Bala”

Review: Dangerous Beauty

Netflix just put Dangerous Beauty in its rotation as a new arrival. This 20 year old film was a treat. It’s based on the true story of a real, very badass, woman. Continue reading “Review: Dangerous Beauty”

Review: Mary Goes Round

Mary Goes Round from writer and director Molly McGlynn is a Canadian film about a substance abuse counsellor who is herself an alcoholic. The irony abounds in this moving drama about broken people who find ways to muddle through in spite of their issues. Continue reading “Review: Mary Goes Round”

Review: The Man in the High Castle, season 3

Season 3 of Amazon’s original The Man in the High Castle is a grim look at an alternate world where the Nazi Reich grows ever stronger. Juliana Crain (Alexa Davalos) continues to be the brightest light in a divided America. Continue reading “Review: The Man in the High Castle, season 3”

Review: The Level

The Level is a police thriller from the UK. It’s currently available on Acorn TV. I watched all 6 episodes of season 1 with interest. It wasn’t renewed for a second season, and for good reasons. It’s an acceptable mystery for fans of the genre.  Flawed but watchable. Continue reading “Review: The Level”

Watch This: Trailer for The Little Drummer Girl

The Little Drummer Girl is a three night mini-series coming to AMC starting November 19. It’s based on the John le Carré novel. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for The Little Drummer Girl”

Review: Breathe

Breathe is based on the remarkable true story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, a British couple dealing with polio in the 1960s. Their love story is beautifully enacted by Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy. Continue reading “Review: Breathe”

Watch This: Trailer for Origin, a YouTube Original

YouTube is promoting Origin, one of the offerings from its new YouTube Premium subscription, to tempt viewers to join the service. Origin looks like a well done space adventure, and it may do the trick of bringing in new subscribers. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Origin, a YouTube Original”

Review: The First

The First, a Hulu original series, was advertised and promoted as a heroic space adventure in the style of The Right Stuff. Astronauts in space suits and talk about a mission to Mars were in the posters and teasers. That isn’t what this story is about. The marketing is misleading. Continue reading “Review: The First”

Review: Crashing

Crashing is a British comedy series written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge. There are six short episodes of this funny look at a group of people who live together as property guardians of a disused hospital. Continue reading “Review: Crashing”