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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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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Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII

I learned about the documentary Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII from being on Twitter at the right moment to catch a tweet in a conversation about Black History Month from my BlogHer friend Kim Pearson.

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Review: Wanderlust

Toni Collette and Steven Mackintosh play Joy and Alan, a married couple who agree to indulge their Wanderlust, meaning their quest to find new and exciting sexual partners.

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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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Review: Skate Kitchen

Skate Kitchen is unlike any film about young women you’ve ever seen. It tells the coming of age story of a Long Island teen who finds a surrogate family in a group of skateboarders.

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Brain Dump: I Am the Night, Supergirl, and Project Blue Book

This edition of Virginia shouting short bits into the void will concentrate on I Am the Night, Supergirl, and Project Blue Book.

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Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur)

Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieu) from French director Claire Denis is a character study of Isabelle (Juliette Binoche), a lonely Parisian artist searching for love.

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Review: Close

I was looking forward to seeing Close. It was directed by Vicky Jewson and based on the life of a real woman. I was expecting a great action film.

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Grace and Frankie, season 5

Grace and Frankie returned with a full-on “fuck it” attitude in season 5. They had to fight for their home and life on their own terms, but they made it happen.

With Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as Grace and Frankie and Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen as their ex-husbands Sol and Robert, the storyline from the past 4 seasons continues chugging merrily along. The series has been renewed for a 6th season by Netflix, so you can expect more antics from this group in 2020.

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