Category Archives: M

Dirty Dancing (1987) Rated TV-14

During her summer vacation, “Baby” Houseman falls for the resort’s dance instructor. Starring Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze, and Jerry Orbach. I know this film isn’t one of the best films out there, but I love this movie. It goes beyond the … Continue reading

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Sharp Objects (HBO) Rated TV-MA

A reporter confronts her past when she returns home to investigate a murder. Based on the book by Gillian Flynn. Starring Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, and Chris Messina. This show starts slow. It’s directed by  Jean-Marc Vallée from Big Little Lies, … Continue reading

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Raising Tourette’s (A&E) Rated TV-PG

The show follows five families of adolescents with Tourette’s. Starring Kristin, Charlee, Kaden, Sam, and Colton. A&E takes us into the lives of families living with Tourette’s. We see these young people battle their daily lives while living with a disorder that keeps them … Continue reading

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Perfect Strangers (2001) Rated NR

A family comes together during a reunion that reveals more than expected. Starring Michael Gambon, Lindsay Duncan, and Matthew Macfadyen. This is a great subtle family drama. Here we have a group of family members that come together for a reunion, … Continue reading

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Drinks, Crime and Prohibition (Smithsonian) Rated TV-PG

A miniseries highlights the pros and cons of the American Prohibition. Starring Branford Parker. I thought this miniseries did a fine job taking on the different parts of the American Prohibition and explaining the reasons behind it. The series covers the … Continue reading

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Damascus Cover (2018) Rated R

A spy falls in love while working on an undercover mission in Syria. Based on the book by Howard Kaplan. Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Olivia Thirlby, and John Hurt. As a spy thriller, this film is poorly written. Jonathan Rhys Meyers … Continue reading

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Pose (FX) Rated TV-MA

Set in New York City in 1987, the societies of luxury, literature, and ball scenes are in full swing. Starring Evan Peters, Mj Rodriguez, and Dominique Jackson. Ryan Murphy knows how to tell a story; although, I have yet to discover … Continue reading

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Man in an Orange Shirt (PBS) Rated TV-14

Two couples, one living in the post-WWII era and the other in present day, deal with the challenges in their lives. Starring Julian Morris, Vanessa Redgrave, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. I was unsure about this miniseries as the couples are gay, but … Continue reading

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Annihilation (2018) Rated R

A biologist heads off on a secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply. Based on the book series, The Southern Reach, by Jeff VanderMeer. Starring Natalie Portman, Benedict Wong, and Sonoya Mizuno. The film has fantastic cinematography; its visual … Continue reading

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The Split (2018) Rated TV-MA

A family of female lawyers must face their past when their dad, who has been absent for thirty years, comes back. Starring Afolabi Alli, Barry Atsma, and Fiona Button. The premise of this show starts intriguingly as each sister seems to … Continue reading

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