Review: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) tells the story of an artist who travels to a remote island to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman. There are spoilers ahead.

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Review: The Last Thing He Wanted

The Last Thing He Wanted stars Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Rosie Perez, Willem Dafoe, and Edi Gathegi. It was directed by Dee Rees, based on a novel by Joan Didion. Doesn’t that sound fabulous?

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Review: Gentefied

Gentefied is a Spanglish mashup of gente (people) and gentrified that perfectly expresses what this bilingual comedy series on Netflix is about.

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Review: Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn or simply Birds of Prey is a crazy onslaught of neon light and glitter bombs and wild music that tells how a group of women find each other and team up to defeat the patriarchy. It was insane and it also made complete sense.

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Review: Queen and Slim

Queen and Slim is a loving and terrifying glimpse into a few days in the lives of an unlikely African American couple. I completely recommend the film for everyone.

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Review: Locke & Key

Locke & Key is a Netflix series based on graphic novels written by Joe Hill, illustrated by Gabriel Rodríguez and published by IDW Publishing. It’s full of magic keys and horror-lite situations involving a family in an old mysterious house.

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Review: Luna Nera, season 1

Luna Nera (or Black Moon) is an Italian language series on Netflix. It’s a tale of witches and witch hunters set in 17th Century Italy.

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Review: Omniscient (Onisciente)

Omniscient (Onisciente) is a Brazilian sci-fi series streaming on Netflix. I thought it was one of the best TV series I’ve seen in weeks. It’s set in a not-too-distant future where everyone in the city has a personal drone observing them 24/7. The main character is a female computer programmer. It’s exciting, geeky, beautifully written and plotted, and simply outstanding.

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Review: The Stranger

The Stranger is a new Harlan Coben mystery thriller on Netflix. The story is set in motion when a young woman calling herself The Stranger (Hannah John-Kamen) reveals secrets to several people living in Manchester, England.

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Review: Shrill, season 2

Shrill, season 2, takes the main character Annie (Aidy Bryant) on a journey of discovery about herself and the people around her. Aidy Bryant developed the series with Alexandra Rushfield and Lindy West. Bryant wrote for every episode, and also directed in season 2.

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