Review: Unit 42 (Unité 42), season 1

Season 1 of Unit 42 (Unité 42), a fascinating police procedural from Belgium, is streaming on Netflix. An excellent cast and well-written episodes make this series a stand-out.

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Review: Beats

Beats gets all the stars it’s possible to give from me. It’s one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. You can see it on Netflix.

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Review: Charité at War

Charité at War is a German series. It’s set in the Berlin hospital Charité during the last two years of World War II. It’s an examination of the moral choices doctors and nurses must make when trying to save lives under a Nazi regime. There are a couple of spoilers ahead.

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Review: Black Spot (Zone Blanche), season 2

The French suspense mystery Black Spot (Zone Blanche) continues in season 2 with more of the same dark crimes and inexplicable events in the forest that we watched in season 1.

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Watch This: Trailer for GLOW, season 3

GLOW moves to Las Vegas for season 3. We’ll see our favorite lady wrestlers body slam and trash talk in a new location starting on August 8 on Netflix.

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Review: Jessica Jones, season 3

The final season of Jessica Jones, Marvel’s flawed but admirable super hero, brought the show to a surprising conclusion. No spoilers about the ending here, but I do have things to say about season 3 of this series.

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Watch This: Trailer for Official Secrets

Official Secrets tells the story of British whistleblower Katherine Gun (Keira Knightley) who leaked information about illegal government activities before the Iraq war. Her efforts didn’t prevent the war, but perhaps the film can instruct future whistleblowers in how to get it right.

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Review: Elisa y Marcela

The slow paced Elisa and Marcela (Elisa y Marcela) left me with a lot of questions. Many of them relate to the lost parts of this tale, which was based on a true story. You can watch this Spanish language love story on Netflix.

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Review: Ask Dr. Ruth

Ask Dr. Ruth tells the biographical story of Ruth Westheimer. She’s closing in on her 90th birthday in this documentary, and still publishing books about sex. You can see this fascinating woman’s story on Hulu.

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Review: Always Be My Maybe

Always Be My Maybe stars Randall Park and Ali Wong in a romantic comedy about two childhood friends who reconnect after about 15 years apart. The plot is standard romcom material, made noteworthy for its Asian lead characters. That makes Always Be My Maybe a member of a small but growing club. The director is a woman, Nahnatchka Khan.

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