Watch This: Trailer for My Days of Mercy

My Days of Mercy has all the checkpoints I look for. Two female stars: Ellen Page and Kate Mara. A female director: Tali Shalom-Ezer. Check and check. But it’s taken two years for the film to get distribution since it debuted at TIFF.

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Review: The Breaker Upperers

A comedy from New Zealand, The Breaker Upperers brings us new voices and faces with some original ideas that will make you laugh.

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Review: The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey recently showed up on Netflix. I always want to see anything with Helen Mirren, and this film is no exception. After I watched it on Netflix, I realized most streaming services are carrying it now, so your favorite one probably has it available.

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Review: The Umbrella Academy

Comic book adaptation The Umbrella Academy is about 7 babies, all born on the same day in 1989. They were born to mothers who hadn’t been pregnant the day before. Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) raised them as his children. They became The Umbrella Academy. Hargreeves trained them to use their special abilities to learn how to save the world.

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Watch This: Trailer for Season 2 of Killing Eve

Did you love, love, love season 1 of Killing Eve? I did. And I’m eager to watch and watch and watch when April 7 arrives with season 2.

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Review: One Day at a Time, season 3

One Day at a Time returned for season 3 with laughs, tears, and plenty of hard hitting topics to wrap stories around.

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Review: Russian Doll

All the superlatives you’ve read about Russian Doll are true. It’s wild, inventive, unique, unexpected, deep, funny, and must see TV.

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Two Happy Bits of News about Sarah Lancashire

Sarah Lancashire has two new shows upcoming. They’ve been announced in the UK, but as of yet there’s no word when they’ll reach a distributor in the US. When I hear anything, I’ll mention it on Twitter.

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Review: Soni

Soni, a drama from India about two women police officers, demonstrates the difficulties the country is having granting women equal rights. I take hope from the fact that the director Ivan Ayr is a man who obviously gets it.

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Review: Black Earth Rising

In Black Earth Rising, Hugo Blick’s 8 part mini-series on Netflix, we watch a metaphoric chess game taking place. Humans claim dominion over the game. They assume different roles on the game board, determined by greed or altruism, the quest for power, the quest for justice, the need to love or to hate. When the game is done, the board is reset. New players take their places and the game begins again.

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