Review: 37 Seconds (37 sekanzu)

37 Seconds (37 sekanzu) is a Japanese language film about a 23 year old woman with cerebral palsy. It’s a beautiful film, one of the finest films of the year. I completely recommend it.

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Review: What We Wanted (Was wir wollten)

What We Wanted (Was wir wollten) from Austria is that country’s official entry as this year’s Oscar hopeful. With a woman director (Ulrike Kofler) and the attraction of an Austrian film – which I don’t think I’ve ever seen before – this one was a must watch for me.

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Review: Love and Anarchy (Kärlek & Anarki)

Love and Anarchy (Kärlek & Anarki) brings Swedish dramedy to Netflix with a woman led and woman directed series. Sofie (Ida Engvoll) goes to work in a failing publishing house with the task of moving them into the digital world and bringing them back to profitability.

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Review: Yes, God, Yes

Yes, God, Yes puts innocent Catholic school girl Alice (Natalia Dyer) up against her entire world. It isn’t so much a battle of good vs. evil as a battle of truth vs. lies.

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Review: Hala

Hala is a coming of age story about a Pakistani-American girl in a Chicago high school. It’s a different perspective (with a powerful female gaze) on the usual coming of age story. Hala was written and directed by Minhal Baig. The film is currently streaming on Apple TV+.

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Review: On the Rocks

On the Rocks on Apple TV+ stars Bill Murray and Rashida Jones in a father/daughter story about marriage, monogamy, parenting, and lost trust. The film was written and directed by Sofia Coppola.

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Review: A Call to Spy

A Call to Spy tells the true story of 3 women who worked out of England as part of a spy network during World War II. They were brave and inspiring women whose efforts made a difference in how the war ended. The women were spies in France and helped organize the French Resistance. The film is available to rent from Amazon Prime Video.

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Review: What Happened Miss Simone?

What Happened Miss Simone? released in 2015. I don’t know how I missed it. I was certainly interested, as this post with the trailer proves. I recently stumbled on it on Netflix in their Black Films category and watched it.

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What the Constitution Means to Me is relevant, must watch TV

What the Constitution Means to Me, streaming on Prime Video, is a filmed Broadway production. It is written and performed by Heidi Schreck. She takes you on a funny, brilliant, angry, hopeful, tour of American law from past to present.

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