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The Myth of Keeping Your Children Safe (Series Review: “Safe”)

A suspenseful 8-episode British thriller about a bereaved widower whose teenage daughter goes missing. Suddenly everyone’s a suspect in his upscale gated community where no one’s who they seem to be. Continue Reading →


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I’m Here Now ( Documentary Review: “End Game”)

A contemplative and elegiac documentary that celebrates life through the lens of palliative care . . . a surprisingly uplifting experience shared by patients, their families and the care-givers who shepherd their last journey together. Continue Reading →


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The Admission Process (Film Review: “Brad’s Status”)

Ben Stiller brings middle-age angst and peer envy to new heights in the story of a father whose college visit trip with his son dredges up his own youthful idealistic ambitions, challenging him to re-evaluate his entire life since. Continue Reading →


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Those Nice, Bright Colors (Film Review: “Kodachrome”)

In Netflix’s new Kodachrome, Ed Harris, Jason Sudeikis and Elizabeth Olsen shine in a moving road trip movie about an estranged father and son as they face the fractured images of a broken past to see if there’s something worth salvaging between them, after all. Continue Reading →


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PowderPuff Astronauts (Documentary Review: “Mercury 13”)

An inspirational historical documentary that sheds light on the lesser known story of the Space Race: a secret program in which top female pilots were put through a battery of tests to determine if they had the right stuff to be astronauts. They were simply known as the “Mercury 13”. Continue Reading →


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Oh Brother Where Art Thou? (Series Review: “The Five”)

A missing boy presumed dead for 20 years shows up at a murder scene – his DNA, that is – setting in motion a jigsaw puzzle of clues and the reunion of childhood friends whose lives were derailed by the mystery. You’ll be taking notes to navigate this intricate 10-part British crime thriller. Continue Reading →


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No Mourning Period for Murder (Film Review: “Crooked House”)

An eccentric yet strangely enthralling entry in the ‘Mansion Murder’ genre (co-written by the creator of Downton Abbey), Crooked House is a twisty adaptation of the 1949 Agatha Christie novel that was a personal favorite of the Queen of Crime herself. Continue Reading →