Eleanor Tomlinson as Mary Argyll, Matthew Goode as Philip Durrant, Bill Nighy as Leo Argyll, Anna Chancellor as Rachel Argyll and Crystal Clarke as Tina Argyll

Mommie Dearest Must Die (Series Review: “Ordeal by Innocence”)

For anyone who thinks they’ve got the most dysfunctional family on the planet, here’s an Agatha Christie murder mystery that will send you shrieking to therapy. Welcome home! Continue Reading →


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Guess Who’s Staying for Dinner? (Film Review: “Beatriz at Dinner”)

Beatriz at Dinner is the sort of movie you might not want to watch with politically polar friends, unless you welcome the rousing debate this ‘dramedy’ of manners will invite to your dinner table. Continue Reading →


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The Traitor Among Us (Film Review: “Breach”)

A timely, true-life spy thriller from a decade ago about arguably the largest Soviet counter-intelligence breach in U.S. history, whose cost to our country is still being measured today. 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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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 →


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It Must Have Felt Like Flying (Documentary Review: “9/11: The Falling Man”)

A powerful, sobering documentary on the images of 9/11 that proved too disturbing for Americans to witness after their release the next day, which from then on have been largely withheld from public view. 9/11: The Falling Man is an historical must-see. Continue Reading →


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These Neighbors Are Idiots! (Film Review: “A Man Called Ove”)

Sometimes no matter how many times you try to end it all, your neighbors just keep interrupting. This little gem from Sweden reminds us that no man is an island. And also that Saabs are better than Volvos. Continue Reading →